A .41 Derringer Barks Again

"Don’t move,” ordered the thug with the heavy revo...

Liberty, Not Death

Children soothed their thirst by scraping their fi...

Justice for Jack

Pioneer Jack Swilling should be remembered for his...

  • Johnny Mack Brown
    29 Jul 15

    Some things you might not know about Hollywood Shooting Star Johnny Mack Brown. The Alabama “artful dodger” was an All-American halfback at Alabama who scored 2 of Bama’s 3 TDs in the 1926 Rose Bowl where he was named Most Valuable Player in an upse...

  • Unsung Hero?
    29 Jul 15

    Deputy Jim Flynn ran unsuccessfully for city marshal of Tombstone on January 3, 1882. Two weeks later, working as a policeman, he disarmed and arrested three of the deadliest gunmen on the frontier: John Ringo, Doc Holliday and Wyatt Earp, who were f...

  • A Writer Who Made a Difference
    29 Jul 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 ...

  • Historic Markers and Back Roads in Land of Enchantment
    28 Jul 15

    I love driving the back roads of America and a good guidebook always makes the trip better when you get off the Interstate down a good blue highway in search of the past—and present. A new travel book that will soon be essential to any future trips t...

  • Cayuse Chief Tiloukaikt
    28 Jul 15

    Cayuse Chief Tiloukaikt led several warriors in killing 13 people at Oregon’s Whitman mission on November 29, 1847.  The Indians blamed the whites for a measles outbreak that killed dozens.

    A war ensued.  But finally, more than two years later, five...

  • Chalkley
    28 Jul 15

    Chalkley McArtor “Chalk” Beeson, the last of seven kids from Quaker parents Samuel and Martha, was born in Salem, Ohio, on April 24, 1848. The family later settled near Albion, Iowa, in 1855. In 1867, 19-year-old Chalk left home, arriving in booming ...

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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, ...

Chasing Villa

Chasing Villa

After Pancho Villa and his bandits raided Columbus, New Mexico, and the troops s...

Dragged to Death

Dragged to Death

The summer after William “Billy the Kid” McCarty cheated his hangman and success...

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

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True Westerners

ELizabeth Fenn

ELizabeth Fenn

If I had been a member of the Corps of Discovery, I would have brought my own via...

Chalkley

Chalkley

Chalkley McArtor “Chalk” Beeson, the last of seven kids from Quaker parents Samu...

Video Villa!

Video Villa!

Mexican Revolution leader Pancho Villa knew the value of good publicity. Mutual F...

True Westerner of 2014

 True Westerner of 2014

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

Studying Villa’s Raid

Studying Villa’s Raid

March 9, 1916, started out bad for the 13th Cavalry at Camp Furlong. Ignoring th...

crazyhorsewest.com

crazyhorsewest.com

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

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