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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

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These words from t...

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  • 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 ...

  • They Went Thataway
    26 May 15

    One of the Old West’s zaniest train robberies occurred near the Arizona town Willcox on the evening of September 9th, 1899 when constable Burt Alvord and his part-time deputy, Billy Stiles, along with Bill Downing and Matt Burts robbed the Southern P...

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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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