• Grizzly West
    27 Aug 15

    With the recent grizzly bear attack that resulted in the death of hiker in Yellowstone, the great brown bear of North America is back in the headlines—and controversy. Throughout the recorded history of the West—and North America—Ursus arctos horribi...

  • Claw-Finger Kitty Meets Her Fate
    26 Aug 15

    Twenty-year-old Eva Dugan took the alias Claw-Finger Kitty while she was working as a prostitute during the Alaska Gold Rush and some thirty years later she became the only woman Arizona history to be legally hanged. During her adventuresome life Eva...

  • Doc Holliday, the True Story
    26 Aug 15

    One of the Doc Holliday legends is that he killed some blacks who were swimming in a family pond in Georgia.

    The truth, according to Doc’s cousin Susan McKey Thomas, was that in 1872, Doc and his two uncles (one of them Ms. Thomas’ father) did disco...

  • Ghosts Going Gangbusters?
    26 Aug 15

    Am I the only one who has noticed, or does every hotel in Arizona have a resident ghost? The Weatherford Hotel in Flagstaff is allegedly haunted by a young woman who wanders the halls, unwilling to check out, while the Copper Queen in Bisbee has a gh...

  • Hoosier Author Out West
    25 Aug 15

    Award-winning author Larry D. Sweazy is burning up the keyboard in 2015 with his second Lucas Fume Western Escape from Hangtown (Berkley, June) and See Also Murder: A Marjorie Trumaine Mystery (Seventh Street Books, May), the first in a new mystery s...

  • Allan Pinkerton's Legendary Lie
    25 Aug 15

    The legendary detective Allan Pinkerton claimed he was bringing two members of the Reno Gang back from Canada in November 1868 when the boat they were on was sunk by another ship on Lake Erie.  He and another detective supposedly held the outlaws up ...

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Museums We Love

Museums  We Love

Scottsdale’s Museum of the West has been a long time coming.

Our friend Abe Hays ...

A .41 Derringer Barks Again

A .41 Derringer Barks Again

"Don’t move,” ordered the thug with the heavy revolver, as he shoved its muzzle ...

First Sketch Made in the West

First Sketch Made in the West

Before 34-year-old Thomas Moran reached his ultimate destination of Yellowstone ...

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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

Rick Wallner

Rick Wallner

The best book on Bent’s Fort is David Lavender’s Bent’s Fort , although Mark Lee G...

Southwest Crusader

Southwest Crusader

Charles F. Lummis was two years old when he experienced his first loss—the death ...

Justice for Jack

Justice for Jack

Pioneer Jack Swilling should be remembered for his many contributions to Arizona...

True Westerner of 2014

 True Westerner of 2014

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

Liberty, Not Death

Liberty, Not Death

Children soothed their thirst by scraping their fingernails on barrack windows t...

crazyhorsewest.com

crazyhorsewest.com

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

Entertainment

Bronco: Final Season

Bronco: Final Season

Says the theme, “Once any girl has kissed him twice she’s dreaming of shoes and ...

Rough Drafts 9/15

In June, I attended the Western Writers of America annual conference in Lubbock, T...

1916: Wilson’s Border War

1916: Wilson’s Border War

A century  ago, World War I was entering its second year of slaughter with massi...

Workin’ on the Railroad

Workin’ on the Railroad

Fans of AMC’s Hell on Wheels anticipate the driving of the Golden Spike the same w...

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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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