The creation of the USA was not an easy thing to accomplish. Neither was it fast.
The Old West Stories history page has been updated with the dates that each of the states was formally admitted. The dates have been integrated into other history information on this page or if you would like to see just that information, a subpage entitled “Statehood Dates” under the main menu heading of “History Page” at the top of this page. From Delaware becoming the first state on the 7th of December 1787 through to Hawaii becoming the 50th state on 21 August 1959, almost 172 years had passed.
The work had started much earlier of course, prior to the 13 colonies becoming Royal Colonies with Virginia being founded in 1607 and formally pronounced a colony in 1624.
The history page now has the date each state joined the USA. It demonstrates the time frame involved in creating the entity that is today, the United States of America. Old West Stories focuses primarily on a specific geographical area and a specific period of time that has become known world wide as the “Wild, Wild, West”. The events leading up to that place and time being created, were all essential to the creation of a unique set of circumstances that created the old west.
As time progressed, some aditional comment will be added to the paged regarding particular events occuring in the state at the time or particular contributions brought to the US by that state. It is not intended as a comprehensive historical account and is an over view only, with that focus on the creation of what has led to Old West Stories having a reason to exist.
The cowboy era of the old west grew over a very long period of time. In the grand scheme of things, measured against the history of humanity, it didn’t last very long. I am sure though, that it will live forever and continue to inspire Old West Stories from this blog site and many, many other sources.
Check out the Old West Stories History Page when you can and come back occasionally for another look. New items will be added on a regular basis. If you would like to see something particular, drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or post a comment. I would love to hear from you.