24 Incredible Photos From The Old West That Capture a Slice of Pioneer Life

These amazing photos give us an idea of what living in the Old West was like.

9. Pony Express rider, Frank E. Webner, circa 1861.

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10. Union Pacific Railroad ceremony on the 100th meridian approximately 250 miles west of Omaha, Nebraska Territory, 1866.

100th meridian 250 from Omaha Nebraska
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11. End of the railroad tracks near Humboldt River Canyon, Nevada. Central Pacific Railroad campsite, 1868.

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12. Tinted photograph of J.L. Niebergall store in Colorado circa 1898. Note the storefront going up right beside this going concern.

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13. Hauling water via wagon and also by dragging the tethered water barrel behind, circa 1905.

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14. Ceremony to join tracks for the first transcontinental railroad, Utah Territory, 1869.

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15. Custer leads a caravan across the Dakota Territory, 1874.

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16. This Sunday school photo shows both Indians and settlers in attendance. Indian Territory (Oklahoma), circa 1900.

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