In the modern and con-temporary culture the old west is defined as a time and age where Americas settlers have moved west of the Rio Grande river all throughout the countryside towards the great mountain ranges making their path through the desert. In that migration voyage many stories were conceived and songs written on the subject of hard living, love and old west of course. Nowadays we still have remnants of the old west culture though dusty cowboy hat men are almost instinct you can still found a location or two holding that old west charm. Despite the times being very tough on the people of the era old west is most known for its romantic and charming tales.
Denver – Gold rush
Settlements were built to accommodate numerous gold diggers and their families. Those are the roots of our Denver and from that small settlements grow up a city as we know today. We can be thankful to gold rush era and all the people that have settled in Denver area for founding our city. Gold rush has not lasted alas people have moved away but many have stayed behind switching their living to agriculture and live stock. Some argue that in the times following the gold rush is when the true old west soul of Denver has been conceived. However times after the gold rush were very tough and people were hard working to maintain their living conditions – in the other words there was nothing romantic or charming in the old west after the gold rush. Since tales of the old west tend to be on topic and subject of charm and romanticism we will stay true to the word and just pretend gold rush never has ended for purposes of our article.
There is something to all that friendliness incorporated in the tales of the old west. There are tales of honor and compassion, love and hate, cowboys and Indians but the most touching stories begin with friendliness of the old west people. In howdy stranger we can recognize respect, no matter if you are a woman, child, what skin color you have or where are you from originally. In romantic old west everyone is welcome and is greeted with open hands. I have been playing Fallout: New Vegas lately and there you can see a modern representation of old west together with “howdy stranger” attitude. There is definitely something attractive in the good side of the old west coin. I almost wish if we would ever get visited by beings from another world that we would greet them “howdy stranger” and be marry on our way like nothing spectacular happened.
Denver – Old West
Despite being a modern 21st century metropolitan city Denver does retain a good deal of its old west inheritance. Make sure you do not miss our Buffalo Bill museum opened in 1921 with excellent insight in the old west culture and the time when Buffalo Bill legend was still alive. Denver also an excellent western art collection of art and memorabilia which you can see at Denver Art Museum. To finish our story, you can also visit old town Denver and see for yourself how the old west past merges in the modern era throughout the area. You can even be lucky to find a saloon like bar and perhaps somebody would even greet you with “howdy stranger“.