• Did John Wesley Hardin get the drop on Wild Bill Hickok?
    31 Mar 15

    That’s a legend spread by Hardin in his 1896 autobiography. The event supposedly happened in Abilene, KS in 1871.

    Hardin biographers Chuck Parsons and Norman Wayne Brown say it’s a myth. Hardin was the only source for the story, and he only made it ...

  • Licks and Slicks
    31 Mar 15

    An Old West quiz: if you were a cowboy and had “licks” and “slicks,” what were you doing? You were on a cattle roundup. Thanks to the Federal Writer's Project that sought stories of oldtimers, an unnamed ranch cook gives us a wonderful array of nickn...

  • One Man’s Dream
    31 Mar 15

    When she was a seventh grader, Lori White knew Kenneth “Dobby” Lee as her school bus driver in Alliance, Nebraska.

    She later found out that he had been a carpenter and mayor of the town before he began driving kids to school. After he retired at age...

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Gold Dust and the Hangman's Noose

Gold Dust and the Hangman's Noose

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The Other Lone Ranger’s Colt

The Other Lone Ranger’s Colt

“Who was that Masked Man?”

That was the question that ended each episode of ABC’s...

Endless Rides

Endless Rides

W he n Warren A. Ferris set off in the employ of the American Fur Company to explo...

Best of the West Awards

True West's Best of the West 2012 Winners

True West's Best of the West 2012 Winners

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True West's Best of the West 2011 Winners

True West's Best of the West 2011 Winners

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True West's Best of the West 2013 Winners

True West's Best of the West 2013 Winners

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True West's Best of the West 2010 Winners

True West's Best of the West 2010 Winners

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True Westerners

Cord McCoy

Cord McCoy

Riding a bull requires practice, practice practice! Hard to hit a 90 mph fast bal...

Henry Larkin Abbot

Henry Larkin Abbot

From the Atlantic to the Pacific oceans, in peacetime and on bloody fields of war...

Dark Starr

Dark Starr

One hundred years ago this month, Henry Starr set out to make history. The caree...

True Westerner of 2014

 True Westerner of 2014

True West Magazine presented Forrest Fenn, whom Newsweek called a "real-life Indian...

One Man’s Dream

One Man’s Dream

When she was a seventh grader, Lori White knew Kenneth “Dobby” Lee as her school...

crazyhorsewest.com

crazyhorsewest.com

Chuck Paul always wanted to be a cowboy and, at the very least, this horse owner...

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Exploring the Old Oregon Country

Exploring the Old Oregon Country

David Thompson was fourteen when he began his life in North America as a clerk’s ...

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