Inside Straight

April marked the 35th anniversary of CBS’s airing ...

The Bitter Truth

I get hoarse after eating strong horseradish, but ...

The Biggest Buffalo Buff

Buffalo are still roaming the American West—even i...

An Axe of War

Got to go tomahawk Kaiser Bill!”

These words from t...

  • Tall Paul
    29 May 15

    One of the tallest men in Arizona territory in the 1880s was Pima County Sheriff Bob Paul. The former stagecoach shotgun messenger had been on the ill-fated Benson stage attacked in November 1880, setting off the events that led to the O.K. Corral gu...

  • Charles Hopkins' Rampage
    29 May 15

    Charles Hopkins is a forgotten name nowadays, but in early 1914 he was known far and wide in the Pacific Northwest.

    He’d just done a four year stint in Washington State prison for burglary when he went on a rampage in February.  Hopkins committed se...

  • Legends & Lies, Icons, Billy the Kid and Saguaros
    29 May 15

    A century or so ago, railroad boosters and marketers discovered Arizona’s signature cactus, the saguaro, as the perfect symbol of the Southwest. The Sonoran Desert’s Carnegiea gigantea is native to Arizona, northern Sonora, Mexico, and a very small a...

  • Winged Victory
    29 May 15

    She’s been referred to as the Goddess of Victory, Statue of Justice, and Madame de Vaunte but Arizonans prefer to call her Winged Victory because of her resemblance to the Greek statue that bears the same name.

    The Territory of Arizona purchased thi...

  • Doing the "Unthinkable"
    29 May 15

    That was Ann Eliza Webb, the 19th wife of Brigham Young. She did the unthinkable and divorcing the head of the Mormon Church—a “living prophet” who supposedly spoke directly to God. She wrote an astonishing book exposing the horrors of polygamy, and ...

  • Combating a Prairie Fire
    29 May 15

    Frenchman Philippe Régis de Trobriand settled in New York City in the 1840s and served with the Union Army during the Civil War. The Army retained Brig. Gen. de Trobriand at the end of that conflict, and he went on to serve as a colonel in the Dakota...

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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, ...

Saddle Rifle Extraordinaire

Saddle Rifle Extraordinaire

For nearly two centuries, the horse and the gun have been among the most iconic ...

Buffalo Bill’s Disputed Dagger

Buffalo Bill’s Disputed Dagger

From P.T. Barnum to Buffalo Bill Cody, successful 19th-century showmen knew that...

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

Win Blevins

Win Blevins

Growing up in Little Rock, Arkansas, grounded me. In college, a professor pointe...

Esther Ross

Esther Ross

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

A Boomer Sooner Goes South

A Boomer Sooner Goes South

A celebration broke out when Oklahoma Territory became an official entity 125 ye...

True Westerner of 2014

 True Westerner of 2014

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

Cement Cowboy Nearly Dies

Cement Cowboy Nearly Dies

On the Ashes of My Campfire, This City is Built.”

That inscription has graced a 2,...

crazyhorsewest.com

crazyhorsewest.com

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

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