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Anachronisms 

According to Merriam-Webster, the word "crackpot" was not used until the 1880s, by which time the migration along the Oregon Trail was replaced by railroads.
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In the chapter ALL GOLD CANYON, which takes place in or before the year 1873, the prospector is singing the song MOTHER MACHREE, which was composed by Ernest Ball, written by Chauncey Olcott, and published in 1910.
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The guitar Buster is playing is a Recording King which wasn't available until the 1930s.
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In the Curly Joe scene Buster sings "His days of stud and hold'em they are done . . ." But according to Wikipedia, "Although little is known about the invention of Texas hold 'em, the Texas Legislature officially recognizes Robstown, Texas, as the game's birthplace, dating it to the early 1900s."
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Continuity 

In "Near Algodones" the words in the book reference the "First National Bank" but on the actual bank it says "First Federal Bank".
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After Buster got shot in the head and took his hat off to check it, he then proceeded to pull out his mirror to look at his forehead. After he checks it, and falls, his hat disappears.
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Immediately after Curly Joe (Clancy Brown) "commits suicide" by the hand (well, foot) of Buster Scruggs (Tim Blake Nelson) in the saloon at Frenchman's Gulch, a long shot from above reveals that all of the table's planks have chips or cards laid out on them in an orderly and undisturbed fashion, which would not be possible after what had just occurred.
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The scarf that holds the limbless 'money maker' to his chair is missing in one of the shots taken from behind.
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Factual errors 

In "The Girl Who Got Rattled" the wagons that were depicted where Conestoga Wagons. However, while they had been used as freight wagons in the East and South, they were seldom used on the trails to the West. They would have been too heavy for the trails. What was likely used is a Schooner, which would have been half the size of a Conestoga.
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In the beginning of Meal Ticket, when the page is turn to the first page of the chapter, there are two "T"'s in the beginning of the text: The ornamented one and the regular capital T.
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In the The Gal That Got Rattled, Billy Knapp tells Alice about the 1872 donation land claim granting married couples arriving in the Oregon Territory 640 acres of undeveloped land (320 for single male citizens). This was actually the Donation Land Claim Act of 1850, which ended in 1855.
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Miscellaneous 

On 1:04:19, the shadow of the man sitting by the hole falls into the hole, but he is lit from his right side, not his back, so you can see a second shadow to his left, out of the hole.
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Revealing mistakes 

After the Cowboy in Near Algodones is about to get hanged, for the first time, the horse wanders from its initial spot under the tree. If the rope around the Cowboys neck is long enough to let the horse wander that far, he would have landed on his feet if the lawmen had had luck fulfilling the deed. Also, the rope changes angle in closeups vs in landscape footage.
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In All Gold Canyon, during the shooting of the prospector and subsequent struggle, six shots are fired. The assailants revolver is a Colt Patterson model, an early percussion weapon with only a five shot capacity.
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Factual errors 

In the segment "The Gal Who Got Rattled", Gilbert Longabaugh's death is attributed to cholera. However, this does not fit his violent coughing before death. Cholera is an intestinal infection that results in severe diarrhea instead.
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