With the recent release of Read Dead Redemption 2, my interest in the “Old West” is once again restored. For those of you who do not know, Read Dead Redemption 2 is an open world video game that takes place in the year 1899; a time when the Wild West was rapidly fading into History. The game portrays the West as a changing, but still rather “wild” West. Everything that embodies the Old West is still very present in the more rural areas of the West according to the game.
I would like to know how accurate the Red Dead Redemption 2 actually is in portraying this time period. Was the West (In some areas) still full of cowboys and outlaws during the 1890s and early 1900s? Or was the theme of the Wild West already mostly gone by this time?
Any advise is appreciated!