LIFESTYLE

These widespread practices in the Wild West show how wild the times really were

By YEET MAGAZINE | Updated 1408 GMT (2208 HKT) September 29, 2021

Too cold to bath or shower

What we might recognize as a modern bathroom was more than rare in the Old West.

The fighters, pioneers and cowboys who roamed the lands of the American West could go weeks, even months, without taking a real hot bath. Indeed, they were content to bathe in the streams and rivers which seemed relatively clean. It is therefore easy to imagine, given the temperature of the river water even in summer, that winter baths were therefore excluded.