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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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This April 22-24, James Drury will drive to Swanton, Ohio, to appear with nine other cast members from The Virginian at the “Cowboy Up for Vets” event. Drury performed for Vietnam troops in 1966 while he was still acting in The Virginian.

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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Gary Cozzens Site Manager

Growing up in Portales, the perfect small town—with a regional university—was great. We even had Billy the Kid’s hideout…

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