What states were considered the Wild West?


What states were considered the Wild West?

Wild West Expansion:

Westward expansion brought many new settlers to what is now the western part of the United States. These new settlers came west for two main reasons. One reason is mining. People thought they could strike it rich through various "rushes." Others came for land, thanks to the 1862 Homestead Act.

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The states that were part of the Wild West were Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, California, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, North and South Dakota, parts of...

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Daily Life in the Wild West During the 1800s


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