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Wild West Facts for Kids

1. The Pony Express

The Pony Express, a postal service by horse, took 10 days to deliver a letter from one side of the country to the other!

2. Gold Rush

By 1860, up to 175,000 people had flocked to California in search of gold in the Gold Rush.

3. Cowboys

Cowboys wore chaps to protect their legs from thorny plants as they rode their horses. The traditional cowboy hat was introduced by a company called Stetson in 1865.



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