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Images of Guns in American History

Guns at Jamestown and Puritan New England
Guns at Jamestown and Puritan New England.



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A settler defends his children
A settler defends his children.



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Young Washington
Young George Washington; Vice President Aaron Burr silences Alexander Hamilton.



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An extramarital argument and a boundary dispute.
An extramarital argument and a boundary dispute.



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Dinner in an American hotel, the Pony Express.
Dinner in an American hotel; the Pony Express.



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The assassination of Abraham Lincoln.
The assassination of Abraham Lincoln.



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An exchange of assets.
Assets are transferred at a stagecoach holdup.



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A necktie party.
A necktie party.



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Kit Carson and Annie Oakley.
Kit Carson and Annie Oakley.



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Geronimo and General George A. Custer.
Geronimo and General George A. Custer.



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11 Sitting Bull and Buffalo Bill, Billy the Kid. The Jesse James gang, and another notorious outlaw, Belle Starr.
Sitting Bull and Buffalo Bill, Billy the Kid.



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The Jesse James gang, and another notorious outlaw, Belle Starr.
The Jesse James gang, and another notorious outlaw, Belle Starr.



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Writer and promoter Ned Buntline; Grover; Teddy.
Writer and promoter Ned Buntline; Grover; Teddy.



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The assassinations of Presidents James Garfield and William McKinley.
The assassinations of Presidents James Garfield and William McKinley.



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The KKK and vigilantes with offender.
The KKK and vigilantes with late offender.



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An unscheduled stop and the Homestead Strike.
An unscheduled stop and the Homestead Strike.



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A welcome for revenooers and a G-man practices.
A welcome for "revenooers" and a G-man practices.



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The St Valentines Day Massacre.
The St Valentines Day Massacre.



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Bonnie Parker and John Dillinger
Bonnie Parker and John Dillinger.



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Michigan matrons practice with pistols
Michigan matrons practice with pistols.



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The gun that killed John F. Kennedy
The gun that killed John F. Kennedy.



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The Kent State shootings.
The Kent State shootings.



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March 2021
1min read
March 2021
1min read

Announcing a Major New Website on Colonial Taverns

American Heritage is launching a major effort to research and promote historic taverns from the Founding era.

A comprehensive website about historic taverns is much needed — there’s no info in one place on the Internet.

Some taverns from the Colonial era sit on street corners where ancient Indian trails once crossed. Others survive in the center of major cities, their welcome signs standing out incongruously against skyscrapers looming overhead. 

We hope you enjoyed this essay.

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