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A Deadly Vision

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East Texas Treasure

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Signing Off On the Holy Grail

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Living the Dream

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Olive a Good Joke

Olive trees made their way to California by way of the Spanish Missions run by F...

Ghostly Soldiers March On

Ghostly Soldiers March On

In the winter of 1866-67, Lt. Keene led cavalrymen from Fort Sedgwick, Colorado,...

Single Shot of Southern Comfort

Single Shot of Southern Comfort

In 1875, when U.S. Army wife Martha Summerhayes’s Army ambulance was being escor...

Invaders in the Big Horns

Invaders in the Big Horns

Nearly two dozen Texas gunmen rode a specially outfitted railroad car into Caspe...

The Best of Western Wear for 2014

The Best of Western Wear for 2014

When pioneers headed West, they had to adapt their clothing to the new uncharter...

September 2014 Events

September 2014 Events

A Western roundup of events where you can experience the Old West.

True Westerners

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Jerry Crandall

Jerry Crandall

Jerry Crandall feels personally obligated to portray the authentic Old West in h...

Little Robe

Little Robe

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Barker’s Riches

Barker’s Riches

They laughed at Billy Barker when he and his crew went off to prospect for gold ...

History

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A Shot In The Dark

A Shot In The Dark

July 14, 1881

At about nine p.m. Sheriff Pat Garrett and two deputies, John Poe a...

Opening Shot Dissected…

Opening Shot Dissected…

Regarding the July 2013 Opening Shot of Pat Garrett and crew sitting on the dock: ...

Travel

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Saddle Up for the Holidays

Saddle Up for the Holidays

Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you need to put away your riding boots.

Entertainment

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Taking Aim at Gunslingers

Taking Aim at Gunslingers

In the “Wyatt Earp: The Tombstone Vendetta” episode of Gunslingers , a weathered K...

Calling All Quigley Fans

Calling All Quigley Fans

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1959’s No Name on the Bullet

1959’s No Name on the Bullet

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Blazing Saddles—Still Blazin'

Blazing Saddles—Still Blazin'

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Best of the West Awards

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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 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 2009 Winners

True West's Best of the West 2009 Winners


Here are the winners of our "2009 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 West's Best of the West 2008 Winners

True West's Best of the West 2008 Winners

Here are the winners of our "2008 Best of the West." Sit back and see if your pi...

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