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Who is Dusty? Well I can tell you I am someone who enjoys creativity in many forms, the logic of code, the turn of a good phrase, historical genres (among many) and well-rounded written plots.

Hailing from the Southern Hemisphere, you may find me online at ‘weird’ times; however, it is just my time zone coming into play and I am always around every day at some point. So if you can’t find me in the Cbox, I am always available via PM.

Together, the founders have a combined experience level of over 50 years, so you are in good hands. So draw up a chair by the log fire and stay a while or longer and immerse yourself into the world that has been created here at Heart of the West!

Flint
Howdy all! You can call me Flint or Her Royal Highness or, of course, the ever popular Magnum PI, but if you can’t remember all that, I still answer to Tens :). I started writing when I was young but it wasn’t until my college years that I discovered RP. Yeah, never looked back, haha. I adore characters and plot lines and have way too many of them, if I’m being honest, but the heart wants what the heart thinks it wants! I play mainly males, finding them to be more comfortable in my mind, but I have my odd princess and I’m always ready to play! I do some graphic work for the site, advertising, and canon writing, and I can always help any of you with app and sizing issues, so just holler!
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Shooter has been writing with her fellow admins for up to five years! In 2014 she earned her degree in graphic design and now uses her skills to edit images for the site as well as design the maps for the area. Think of her as Heart of the West's personal cartographer and unqualified city planner. Fun fact; The Devil's Cradle Saloon used to be called The Blue Larkspur, this is the name of a plant as well as a race horse, a sport Shooter follows closely. Blue Larkspur raced for a stable called Idle Hour, which is the name of the hotel in Woodhurst. Every place on the maps has its own story!
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Indy arrived at HOTW to assist in written aspects of the site as well as moral support and has been role-playing for a decade now. In the past she has written in such genres as fandom, historic, and fantasy. She has a bachelor's degree in history and is currently a high school world geography teacher.

Outside of writing, she enjoys video games and long walks on the beach. ...Not really. She hates the ocean.

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Blue came over to the HoTW to assist with coding and general admin duties. During weekdays there is always an excellent chance that she is lurking about the site as work gives her the flexibility to do so. So if you are about, swing on into the cbox and say hello!

Additionally, Blue is one of those weird math and science people who also enjoys writing, and she has been writing for over ten years. She loves good plotting, character development, and is always a sucker for a happy ending.


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<p>Christmas has come to Coalchapel, and what merriment there is to come! <p>
Every year, the residents of Coalchapel throw a Christmas celebration to bring the community together on December 24th. As always, the residents of Woodhurst are welcome, and the Trinity Cab Company generously offers free service between the two bustling Wyoming Towns. Outlying residents and guests to the communities are also invited to attend and enjoy the festivities. As most activities are outside, weather permitting, all attendees are asked to dress warmly. The streets will be decorated for the holiday and most businesses will be closed, while the market place will be open for those who wish to close up shop but continue selling baked goods, coffee, hot chocolate, candy and the like. Coalchapel law enforcement, supplemented with Woodhurst peace officers, will be on patrol throughout the evening, to ensure the safety and merriment of all those who attend. While everyone is encouraged to enjoy themselves, guests to the event are reminded to try and be on their best behaviour!
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</p><li>5pm - Festivities will begin with the tolling of the Coalchapel Church Bell, and church service will be held from 5 to 6pm under Reverend Pierce. All are welcome.</li>
<li>6pm - The adorning of the town tree at City Hall, courtesy of the Tabor and Hurst Mining Company.</li>
<li>7pm - The ice rink on Chapel Lake will host skaters, Vendors in the market will open, and Carollers will set up in the streets, leading carols. </li>
<li>7:30pm - The annual Christmas Play will be put on by children at the Coalchapel Church</li>
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<p>Date: Friday, December 24, 1868<br>Weather: Mostly clear with some flurries, 21 degrees.<p>
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<center>Inventions Before 1868</center><br>

When writing on an historical role play site it is imperative that everything be as close to historically accurate as possible, writing here often involves hours of researching and combing through the vast archives of the internet to put ourselves into the world of our characters in the time of 1868. We have compiled a list of certain inventions we sometimes see players mistakenly insert into their posts or applications along with several others we thought were important, have a look and of course, as always, individual research is always encouraged!<br><br>
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-Harmonica invented by Christian Friedric Buschmann, not marketed in US until 1857<br>
<b>INVENTED: 1821</b><br><br>

-Percussion caps become common on private firearms, these make black powder firearms more reliable as caps can be used in any weather to ignite priming powder.<br>
<b>INVENTED: 1826</b><br><br>

-Bedsprings patented by Josiah French<br>
<b>INVENTED: 1831</b><br><br>

-The electronic telegraph, the Overland Telegraph (New York to San Francisco) was completed in 1861, ending the need for the Pony Express<br>
<b>INVENTED: 1832</b><br><br>

-Wire sieve/strainer commercially manufactured<br>
<b>INVENTED: 1834</b><br><br>

-Machine-made horseshoes, also called keg shoes as the shoes were traditionally shipped in wooden kegs, a horse shod with these is often said to be "keg shod"<br>
<b>INVENTED: 1835</b><br><br>

-Revolver invented by Samuel Colt<br>
<b>INVENTED: 1836</b><br><br>

-Commercial production of canned goods in metal containers<br>
<b>INVENTED: 1837</b><br><br>

-Electroplating; silver-plating of metals becomes inexpensive<br>
<b>INVENTED: 1840</b><br><br>

-Cylinder locks (door locks) patented by Linus Yale<br>
<b>INVENTED: 1840</b><br><br>

-Brass or copper cartridge cases for ammunition<br>
<b>INVENTED: 1846</b><br><br>

-Hand made glass marbles<br>
<b>INVENTED: 1846</b><br><br>

-Centerfire cartridges become widely used for their reloading abilities, safety and reliability after their design is further perfected, earlier examples of centerfire cartridges were invented as early as 1808.<br>
<b>INVENTED: 1850</b><br><br>

- The Rim fire cartridge first invented in 1845 but only as pest control calibers such as .22, was more widely available for more calibers by 1857 and saw a lot of use in the war. These can be dangerous and can explode if dropped because of the thin shell and wide unprotected cap on the butt of the cartridge, unlike the centerfire cartridge.<br>
<b>INVENTED: 1845</b><br><br>

-Wooden clothespins with steel springs patented<br>
<b>INVENTED: 1853</b><br><br>

-Hard rubber, or vulcanized rubber, natural softer rubber combined with sulfur and linseed oil, historically it was mixed with zinc oxide. Used in hoses, shoe soles and more.<br>
<b>INVENTED: 1851</b><br><br>

-Minié ball bullet, a spin-stabilized black powder ball, pointed and grooved to make it spin from the barrel for increased accuracy. Popular in the Civil War, the bullet was heavy and "tumbled" once hitting its target and caused devastating damage as it often took winding paths through the body shattering bone and destroying internal organs, muscles and tendons.<br>
<b>INVENTED: 1852</b><br><br>

-Safety elevator, had a saftey cable that prevented the cab from falling should the primary cable snap<br>
<b>INVENTED: 1852</b><br><br>

-Kerosene patented, commercial production by 1855<br>
<b>INVENTED: 1854</b><br><br>

-Snap-fastening buttons patented<br>
<b>INVENTED: 1855</b><br><br>

-Hand cranked egg beater<br>
<b>INVENTED: 1856</b><br><br>

-Protected point safety pin<br>
<b>INVENTED: 1857</b><br><br>

-Screw-top canning jar<br>
<b>INVENTED: 1858</b><br><br>

-First American patent for vertical wick lamp burner<br>
<b>INVENTED: 1858</b><br><br>

-Can opener patented, the manual kind with the sharp, scary claw, be careful! A pocket knife could work as well.<br>
<b>INVENTED: 1855</b><br><br>

- First Patent to attach an eraser to a pencil<br>
<b>INVENTED: 1858</b><br><br>

-Ironing board with heat resistant padded top<br>
<b>INVENTED: 1858</b><br><br>

-Repeating rifle, the lever action as seen in the American tv series <i>The Rifleman</i>! The first was The Henry, often simply called the Winchester by most folks, it was very popular in the war.<br>
<b>INVENTED: 1860</b><br><br>

-Stetson company founded and releases the Boss of the Plains, a lightweight all-weather hat designed to withstand the harsh conditions of the American West, it was durable, waterproof as well as elegant. Keep in mind though most western settlers and frontiersmen in this time still favor the bowler hat and it was even called "the hat that won the West", cowboy hats as we know them today weren't as popular as Hollywood makes out and the style seen in old movies did not become popular until 1925.<br>
<b>-FOUNDED: 1865</b><br><br>

-Coffee percolator patented<br>
<b>INVENTED: 1865</b><br><br>

-Key-opened can patented<br>
<b>INVENTED: 1866</b><br><br>

-Winchester Company started<br>
<b>INVENTED: 1866</b><br><br>

-Enameled tin pots commercially produced<br>
<b>INVENTED: 1867</b><br><br>

<a id="after"></a>-Paper bags, invented in Springfield, Massachusetts after the invention of a machine that could fold and glue them to facilitate in mass production. They are still a new concept and have likely not found their way out west just yet.<br>
<b>INVENTED: 1868</b><br><br>
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<center>Inventions After 1868</center><br>

-Clothes hangers, until their invention most people didn't really have enough clothes to necessitate hanging, coats were hung from coat racks and pants and shirts were folded in drawers<br>
<b>INVENTED: 1869</b><br><br>

-The slide projector or "Magic Lantern" debuted in the US in 1870 and was used by magicians and fortune tellers to "conjure the dead" in images of people in smoke screens, it was widely feared rather than seen as entertainment<br>
<b>INVENTED: 1870</b><br><br>

-Electronic stock ticker, invented by Thomas Edison and could type one character per second<br>
<b>INVENTED: 1870</b><br><br>

-Feather dusters<br>
<b>INVENTED: 1870</b><br><br>

-Denver Pacific, the "spur" connecting Denver, CO to the Union Pacific that ran through Cheyenne, WY 100 miles to the north<br>
<b>INVENTED: 1870</b><br><br>

-Rubber fire and garden hose<br>
<b>INVENTED: 1870</b><br><br>

-Rotating wheel can opener<br>
<b>PATENTED: 1870</b><br><br>

-Modern chewing gum, until now gum was just a piece of rubber, Adam's New York Chewing Gum was flavored<br>
<b>INVENTED: 1871</b><br><br>

-Asphalt paving, first used in Philadelphia<br>
<b>INVENTED: 1871</b><br><br>

-Rubber bottle corks<br>
<b>INVENTED: 1871</b><br><br>

-Modern diners; characteristics of a diner meaning long hours typically 6am to 12am, a wide variety of food, casual atmosphere unlike nicer restaurants, booths, a counter for ordering, the precursor to fast food restaurants. Started in Rhode Island.<br>
<b>INVENTED: 1872</b><br><br>

-Earmuffs<br>
<b>INVENTED: 1873</b><br><br>

-Wire and bail jar<br>
<b>INVENTED: 1875</b><br><br>

-Linoleum first used in US, invented 1863<br>
<b>INVENTED: 1875</b><br><br>

-Barbed wire, most cattle ranchers don't have fences period, this is the age of free grazing but if a rancher claims his land, fences are actually used to keep other free grazing cattle OUT rather than to keep the land owner's cattle IN. If you wish to have fences though, split rail is the way to go.<br>
<b>INVENTED: 1876</b><br><br>

-Traditional ketchup bottle introduced<br>
<b>INVENTED: 1876</b><br><br>

-Modern stapler, there were others before it but this is the stapler as we know it today, it inserts the staple <i>and</i> cinches it. Patents were taken out for similar devices slightly before this one but their success and notoriety were not very widespread or well received<br>
<b>INVENTED: 1877</b><br><br>

-Carbon-zinc dry cell battery<br>
<b>INVENTED: 1877</b><br><br>

-Safety razors, until they were invented people used straight razors and most men went to the barber, even poor folks, it was actually very affordable but the wealthy just went more often<br>
<b>INVENTED: 1879</b><br><br>

-Cars, this should be a no brainer though the first ever internal combustion engine was invented in 1860 the first "car" was not around until much later<br>
<b>INVENTED: 1879</b><br><br>

-Vaccines; cholera 1879, anthrax 1881, rabies 1882, tetanus 1890, diphtheria 1890, typhoid 1896, plague 1897<br>
<b>INVENTED: Varies</b><br><br>

-Wire nails mass produced<br>
<b>INVENTED: 1880</b><br><br>

-Metal detectors<br>
<b>INVENTED: ~1880</b><br><br>

-A successful cable car system, although used in London and New York with little success, Chicago saw the first successful cable car system<br>
<b>INVENTED: 1881</b><br><br>

-Automatic player piano<br>
<b>INVENTED: 1881</b><br><br>

-Electric fans, though manual ones were around, they required winding<br>
<b>INVENTED: 1882</b><br><br>

-Zipper patented, but not in common use until 1913, on boots<br>
<b>INVENTED: 1883</b><br><br>

-All mechanical cash register that didn't require cranks, an earlier model existed in 1879, before this cash was placed in a locked box typically just under the counter and the clerk needed to be good at adding and subtracting or know how to use an abacus and would write down the customer's purchases.<br>
<b>INVENTED: 1883</b><br><br>

-Ball-bearing roller skates patented<br>
<b>INVENTED: 1884</b><br><br>

-Electric trolley cars<br>
<b>INVENTED: 1884</b><br><br>

-Denim jeans were not invented until 1872 and were brown, itchy, fragile and only used by the lowest of lower class. It wasn't until Levi Strauss perfected them with rivets and dyed them their signature blue that they saw commercial success, nonetheless none of your characters should be wearing them<br>
<b>INVENTED: 1885</b><br><br>

-Milk bottles<br>
<b>INVENTED: 1885</b><br><br>

-Dynamite and TNT, the former was patented in 1867 but not commercially available for many years, the latter was not used until the early 1900s<br>
<b>INVENTED: 1885</b><br><br>

-Coca Cola<br>
<b>INVENTED: 1886</b><br><br>

-Paper drinking straws<br>
<b>INVENTED: 1888</b><br><br>

-Vending machines, first used on the platforms of New York train stations typically filled with gum<br>
<b>INVENTED: 1888</b><br><br>

-Revolving doors<br>
<b>INVENTED: 1888</b><br><br>

-Cordite, smokeless, odorless gunpowder that doesn't cloud your vision or smell of rotten eggs like black powder, it also burns cleaner and doesn't require as much cleaning of firearms<br>
<b>INVENTED: 1889</b><br><br>

-Rubber shoe heels, until then shoe heels are wood or "stacked" leather<br>
<b>INVENTED: 1889</b><br><br>

-Ball point pens, fountain pens are also unreliable until they are perfected in 1884<br>
<b>INVENTED: Late 1880s</b><br><br>

-Amphetamines, methamphetamines, epinephrine<br>
<b>INVENTED: 1880s-1900</b><br><br>

-Asphalt roof shingles, historically shingles were typically wood with more expensive ones made of slate or tin<br>
<b>INVENTED: 1890</b><br><br>

-Aluminum household items appear on the market<br>
<b>INVENTED: 1891</b><br><br>

-Color photography, around but not yet perfected<br>
<b>INVENTED: 1891</b><br><br>

-Modern radios, invented by Nikola Tesla<br>
<b>INVENTED: 1890s</b><br><br>

-Radiographs, aka x-rays<br>
<b>INVENTED: 1890s</b><br><br>

-Toilet paper, it's been around for a very long time, however not until the invention of the modem toilet did it come into use with the Europeans and Americans. It is a Chinese invention and even when it was introduced to Americans the use of pages of a handy Farmer's Almanac remained commonplace as catalogs were often mailed to folks for free and toilet paper was not cheap, bunches of grass or leaves were also free and used frequently when out on a trail for months at a time, or when things were exceedingly scarce, your hand would do. It was considered extremely rude and in bad taste to discuss one's "functions" so selling toilet paper was difficult and many stores refused to carry it as it was considered distasteful.<br>
<b>INVENTED: ~1890s</b><br><br>

-Crown type bottle caps, corks were more commonly used in this era<br>
<b>INVENTED: 1892</b><br><br>

-Wire glass, fire resistent to prevent exploding and shattering at high temperatures, typically seen in schools and hospitals<br>
<b>INVENTED: 1892</b><br><br>

-Matchbooks! Yes matches are still around, the friction ignited ones were invented in 1826, best find a better way of carrying them around, a tin was commonly used and they were usually fairly elaborately decorated, or you could use the matchbox<br>
<b>INVENTED: 1892</b><br><br>

-Machine made electric light bulbs<br>
<b>INVENTED: 1895</b><br><br>

-Crimped top 'sanitary' can<br>
<b>INVENTED: 1898</b><br><br>

-Paper clip patented<br>
<b>INVENTED: 1898</b><br><br>

-The zeppelin, or blimp<br>
<b>INVENTED: 1900</b><br><br>

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