Surviving the Rapids

In 1849, the entire world seemed to be on the move...

The Moonshiner Who Got Away with Murder

"My daddy, he made whiskey
And my granddaddy did to...

Jar Head!

Saddling up at 2 a.m.  Harry Love and his fellow C...

  • Rattlesnake Bites
    30 Mar 15

    Now that the rattlesnakes have left their dens and are out on the prowl I thought it best to share what to do and what not to do in case of snakebite. I’ve had many encounters with rattlers including a face to face meeting a few years ago. Lucky for ...

  • Gold Dust and the Hangman's Noose
    30 Mar 15

    Until there is a time machine invented somewhere other than a Hollywood studio, history will be limited to memories of the dead and books of the living. There are, however, places where history lurks just beneath the surface of the modern world. Two ...

  • Vanishing Train Robbers
    27 Mar 15

    On the evening of April 27th, 1887 southern Arizona’s only passenger train, the Sunset Express, was making its run toward Tucson when a man stepped on to the tracks waving a red lantern, a warning of danger and the train stopped just short of a barri...

  • Getting Rich Behind a Counter
    27 Mar 15

    One of the most surefire, but unglamorous, ways to get rich in 1880s Arizona was to sell all the boomers merchandise. Tombstone merchants sold everything for sky-high prices. A pillow would cost you $1, a lamp, $6, and a keg of horseshoes $14! A doze...

  • His Skin Lives On
    27 Mar 15

    Big Nose George Parrott earned his name by his face, and his place as Wyoming Territory's most notorious outlaw by his deeds. But he lives on because of his skin.

    Big Nose was a nasty guy who robbed stagecoaches for fun and killed people for sport—i...

  • For the Love of Money
    27 Mar 15

    The mind of a television executive can be a confusing, dangerous maze of brilliance and misconception. Last year, A&E cancelled Longmire because the cabler felt the audience for its hit show wasn’t the “right audience.” In other words, too old.

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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, ...

Endless Rides

Endless Rides

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

The Bacon Cure

The Bacon Cure

On his way from Illinois to California in 1852, William Henry Hart wrote, “The b...

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...

Best of the West Awards

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

Andy Thomas

Andy Thomas

Charlie Russell is special because he combined artwork with authentic cowboys, In...

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...

The West’s Newest Museum

The West’s Newest Museum

We will be a living institution. We will offer experiences. We will be the story...

crazyhorsewest.com

crazyhorsewest.com

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

Travel

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 ...

March 2015 Events

March 2015 Events

Western roundup of events where you can experience the Old West!

The Best of Heritage Travel for 2015

The Best of Heritage Travel for 2015

In 1840, trapper Joseph Meek led the first emigrant wagons over the Oregon Trail...

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True West captures the spirit of the American West with authenticity, personality and humor by linking our history to our present. Whether you call it the Wild West, the Old West or the Far West, America's frontier history comes to life in True West, the world's oldest, continuously published Western Americana magazine.

Western movie fans, re-enactors, history buffs and road warriors, we got your history covered: outlaw, cowboy, Indian, lawman, gunfighter, fur trapper, miner, prospector, gambler, soldier, entertainer and pioneer. Check out these True Westerners now!
 

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