• King of the Felted Green
    1 Jul 15

    When most people think of gambling in the old west Poker comes to mind. However, despite what many modern westerns would have us believe, the king of the felted green was Faro. Today, the game has been all but forgotten but from 1825 to 1915 it was t...

  • When A Dollar Meant A Dollar
    1 Jul 15

    It's no secret that cattle ranching was a lucrative business—after all, Cheyenne, Wyoming was considered the wealthiest city in the world in the mid 1800s because it had so many rich ranchers. And remember how those cattlemen fought to hold on to the...

  • Billy Dixon Shot of the Century
    30 Jun 15

    The 1867 Treaty of Medicine Lodge reserved much of the Texas Panhandle as hunting lands for the Indians, however white buffalo hunters ignored the treaty, thus incurring the wrath of the tribes.

    At dawn on the morning of June 27th, 1874 several hund...

  • Historic Induction of Western Writers Hall of Fame
    30 Jun 15

    On Friday, June 26, 2015, the Western Writers of America held a historic induction of the first class of living authors to the Western Writers Hall of Fame at the National Ranching Heritage Center in Lubbock during WWA’s annual convention.

    Last year...

  • Dragged to Death
    30 Jun 15

    The summer after William “Billy the Kid” McCarty cheated his hangman and successfully broke out of jail, killing two guards during his escape, citizens of Las Vegas, New Mexico, encountered a new horror.

  • The Botched Hanging of Bill Longley
    29 Jun 15

    Bill Longley, cold-blooded killer of many men, had a brutal end.  On October 11, 1878 he was hanged for murder in Giddings, TX. But the executioners botched it.

    The gallows was shaky to begin with and Longley feared the steps would collapse as he wa...

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Living the Dream

Gold Dust and the Hangman's Noose

Gold Dust and the Hangman's Noose

Until there is a time machine invented somewhere other than a Hollywood studio, ...

An Axe of War

An Axe of War

Got to go tomahawk Kaiser Bill!”

These words from the WWI ditty about fighting ag...

Dragged to Death

Dragged to Death

The summer after William “Billy the Kid” McCarty cheated his hangman and success...

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True West's Best of the West 2012 Winners

True West's Best of the West 2012 Winners

Here are the winners of our "2012 Best of the West." Sit back and see if your pi...

True West's Best of the West 2011 Winners

True West's Best of the West 2011 Winners

Here are the winners of our "2011 Best of the West." Sit back and see if your pi...

True West's Best of the West 2013 Winners

True West's Best of the West 2013 Winners

Here are the winners of our "2013 Best of the West." Sit back and see if your pi...

True West's Best of the West 2010 Winners

True West's Best of the West 2010 Winners

Here are the winners of our "2010 Best of the West." Sit back and see if your pi...

True Westerners

John Read

John Read

Our most curious Mexican Revolution artifact is the Jeffery Quad armored car. Th...

Esther Ross

Esther Ross

A century ago, the 17-year-old daughter of an ambitious Prescott, Arizona, pharma...

Go West, Young Man?

Go West, Young Man?

One of the most famous phrases of the 19th century, “Go West, young man!” report...

True Westerner of 2014

 True Westerner of 2014

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

Studying Villa’s Raid

Studying Villa’s Raid

March 9, 1916, started out bad for the 13th Cavalry at Camp Furlong. Ignoring th...

crazyhorsewest.com

crazyhorsewest.com

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

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