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Living the Dream

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November Events 2014

November Events 2014

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

The Hat Rules

The Hat Rules

The right hat can make all the difference in a Western. Just think back to Rober...

Lobsters on the Frontier

Lobsters on the Frontier

Lobster salad, prepared by an inexperienced person who does not know what to exc...

No End to Its Trail

No End to  Its Trail

Do wntrodden is the word that comes to mind while gazing at one of  James Earle F...

Six-Gun Safety

Six-Gun Safety

Although loading blackpowder six-guns, which represent the era of 1840s-70s, req...

Billy the Kid’s Legendary La Placita

Billy the Kid’s  Legendary La Placita

By most accounts, the death of 24-year-old John Tunstall was little more than a ...

True Westerners

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Clu Gulager

Clu Gulager

When I shot my first episode of The Tall Man , Universal Studios found a wonderful...

Jerry Crandall

Jerry Crandall

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

The First Westerns Star

The First Westerns Star

Arkansas native Max Aronson was in New Jersey in 1903, trying to angle his way i...

Galen Clark

Galen Clark

Thanks to an unlikely visionary’s humble efforts to preserve California’s Yosemit...

Klondike Kickstarter

Klondike Kickstarter

He was too young to read the message scratched on the back, but four-year-old Ric...

History

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A Dangerous and Bloody Citizen

A Dangerous and Bloody Citizen

March 10, 1864

Jack Slade, once the heroic peacekeeper of the Central Overland st...

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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Masters of Western Art

Masters of Western Art

Western historical art has two great masters to whom all later artists are compa...

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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The Heart of the Movie

The Heart of the Movie

In February 1989, television history was being made with the CBS broadcast of Lon...

Calling All Quigley Fans

Calling All Quigley Fans

Tom Selleck and Simon Wincer fans will want to show up for the screening of 1990...

1959’s No Name on the Bullet

1959’s No Name on the Bullet

About 30 years ago, my younger sister Pam had to write an essay on a “hero” for ...

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 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 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...

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True West Site Guide

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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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