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...

  • Memorial Day in the City of Angels
    28 May 15

    Salient rows of marble grace the 114 acres of the Los Angeles National Cemetery in the Westwood neighborhood of the sprawling metro area of Southern California. Founded in 1889, two years after the Pacific Branch of the National Homes for Disabled Vo...

  • A Sobering Arizona Fact
    27 May 15

    No matter how big our problems have been, at least one guy always claims to have the answers to everything. You know, that drunk guy at the bar. Arizona didn’t create that guy, but in the last 100 years, this state has had more than its share, and qu...

  • A Writer Who Made a Difference
    27 May 15

    Helen Hunt Jackson was a young poet who'd grown up in New England the night in 1879 when she went to Fanueil Hall to hear an Omaha Chief and his young female interpreter tell about the horrors of the “Indian Ring” that was terrorizing and exploiting ...

  • Ray Simpson and the McCarty Gang
    27 May 15

    The McCarty Gang rued the day they ran into Ray Simpson on September 7, 1893.

    They’d tried to rob a bank in Delta, Colorado—killed banker Andrew Trew Blachly—and were riding out of town.  Simpson, who owned a hardware store—stepped out with a single...

  • Cold Beer? Whiskey? How about a Hooper Spring Soda Water!
    26 May 15

    Thirsty travelers on the Oregon Trail had to have fallen down on their knees and thanked the Lord above when they reached the naturally carbonated springs near what is today Soda Springs, Idaho. American Indians and fur trappers were well acquainted ...

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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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