We all know what the movies and Western shows tell us about the old West, but what are the facts? Here, we’ll discuss what these truths are, and get a better idea of what life was like in the real West!
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I am now reading the gilded age by Alan Axelrod. According to the book, In 1867, farmers formed and organized the grange movement to protect their interests. The grange organization pressed congress to pass the Granger act, which set limits on railroad and warehouse fees. In 1887, congress passed the interstate commerce act, which required railroads to charge reasonable rates and forbid railroads from giving discounts to "preferred" customers. I wonder if this is something Lucas talked about with the cattlemen's association.