How Wizarding Came to the Wild West
A long time ago, two very unique brothers left their native Ireland in search of opportunity. Not only were they Irishmen, but wizards, and young men with boundless energy and an appetite for adventure.
At that time Utah was a territory, and completely outside the United States. It was an age of opportunity and freedom; the trappings of an old life in Ireland and the UK were not nearly as attractive as this new chance in America. Too many restrictions and regulations made this wild and wonderful place well nigh irresistable to the two ambitious, magical young men.
In the West they built a new life. Fully aware of magical international law, as well as the why, that of the long history of negative attention wizardry had garnered over the centuries, they knew they had to keep somewhat secret from the locals; they tried their best so as to not draw an undue attention to themselves, though the isolation of Utah initially had made that pretty simple.
Despite living in the western part of what would become the United States, the brothers traveled far and wide across the world in pursuit of opportunity of all shapes and sizes. One such adventure rather early on led to an unexpectedly long life for both of them, even for wizards.
Over the years, they had many adventures and made countless friends and connections, and built a private empire that came in handy for both public and private purposes.
As some of the earliest wizarding folk in the West, the brothers were involved from the very beginning, and saw many changes. Though this community would eventually become sizable, they saw it develop from very small. This allowed them to take every advantage of getting in on the ground floor of key business opportunities, which they embraced whole-heartedly.
In time, these invested energies paid off in three unique business ventures. The Blackburn Boarding House for Witches, Ghouls, and Monsters, Master Mortimer's Magical Mercantile, and the Blackburn Academy of the Magical Arts (though the name eventually changed).
These businesses continue to operate to this day, and offer the public a chance to participate and engage in the Wild West Wizarding community.