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Eating on the Move

It took careful planning to figure out what food to take on a wagon train. Everything to feed a family for months—exc…

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A Trifecta of Westerns

For character actor Strother Martin, 1969— the year he turned 50– was a banner year when it came to Westerns. H…

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Hopalong Cassidy

Life sometimes follows art. William Boyd was a silver-haired matinee idol who began his career as a leading man in silent movie romances with a wic…

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The Culture Bearers

The West provided a fount of opportunity for women. They ran the wide gamut of characters from wild and woolly women …

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A Life Cut Short

Charlie Connelly was a man who did his duty—unto death. Connelly was from Indiana, usually working as a teacher. At a…

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