Blood on the Tracks

March 20, 1882

Two days after assassins kill Morgan...

Every Dog Has its Day

Mark Twain’s critical view of the exotic coconut t...

Lincoln’s Western Past

At first, I think I’ve made a wrong turn somewhere...

Surviving Captivity

In 1864, as the Civil War ground toward its bloody...

  • Broncho Billy Anderson
    24 Apr 15

    Max Aronson couldn’t ride a horse before he became the first real Westerns star. He got a start in “The Great Train Robbery,” and by 1904, he’d taken on the screen and real life persona of Broncho Billy Anderson.

    Between 1907 and 1915, he cranked ou...

  • The Origins of “Buffalo Soldier”
    24 Apr 15

    There are two theories on how African-American troops stationed in nineteenth century Arizona became known as “Buffalo Soldiers.” Native Americans called the black troops “buffalo soldiers” because of their dark curly hair, which resembled a buffalo’...

  • Tap into History at Helldorado’s “El Gato de Cristal”
    24 Apr 15

    If Tombstone is the “Town to Tough to Die” than the Crystal Palace Saloon should also be also known as “El Gato De Cristal.”

    Like a cat with nine lives, the Crystal Palace at the corner of Fifth and Allen Streets has been reborn over and over since ...

  • Frank Canton
    24 Apr 15

    There are many stories of good-bad men in the Old West and one of the more interesting is Frank Canton. He was born, Joe Horner. Horner drifted in to Texas as a young man working as a cowboy and in 1871 took up robbing banks and cattle rustling.

    On ...

  • She Wasn't Always so Loved
    23 Apr 15

    Today the Statue of Liberty stands as a cherished American symbol and a beloved lady. But it wasn't always like that. Here was much controversy about gift from France in honor of America's independence in 1776.Yes, the lady statute was nice, but hey,...

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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, ...

The Gun that Won the Western

The Gun that Won the Western

During the “Golden Age” of film, which spanned the 1920s through the early 1960s...

Hired Gun’s Last Weapon

Hired Gun’s  Last Weapon

On June 1, 1903, three men who knew Tom Horn rode together in the parade at Chey...

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

Cord McCoy

Cord McCoy

Riding a bull requires practice, practice practice! Hard to hit a 90 mph fast bal...

Ely S. Parker

Ely S. Parker

Seneca Indian Ely S. Parker was born Hasanoanda, which means “Leading Name,” in 1...

Death in the Mississippi

Death in the Mississippi

The end of wars does not always mean the end of death and destruction. The Sultan...

True Westerner of 2014

 True Westerner of 2014

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

One Man’s Dream

One Man’s Dream

When she was a seventh grader, Lori White knew Kenneth “Dobby” Lee as her school...

crazyhorsewest.com

crazyhorsewest.com

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

Travel

Exploring the Old Oregon Country

Exploring the Old Oregon Country

David Thompson was fourteen when he began his life in North America as a clerk’s ...

April 2015 Events

April 2015 Events

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

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