True Westerners

T.J. Stiles Historian

Rural Minnesota native and Carleton College alumnus T.J. Stiles moved to New York City to attend graduate school at Colu…

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Merlin Heinze, Tanner

Merlin Heinze Tanner

Merlin’s Hide Out came to be when I decided I needed a new pair of gators made from beaver hides. Instead of ordering th…

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Johnny Western

Johnny Western Musician

I saw my first Gene Autry movie, Guns and Guitars, on my fifth birthday. I was hooked, and I knew right then I wanted to…

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James Drury Actor

I was expelled from high school the day before graduation, and since I did not have my records to get into college, I at…

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John D. McDermott

John D. McDermott Author

Being born on the same day as George Custer, I have known about him practically all my life. My great-grandfather McDerm…

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Ken Western

Ken Western Newsman

Old West journalism was highly entertaining, often partisan, big on boosterism, rife with misspelled words and potential…

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