Goodbye Gus

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Chief Iron Tail

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January Events 2015

January Events 2015

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

The Best of Western Wear for 2015

The Best of Western Wear for 2015

John B. Stetson set up shop in 1865 in Philadelphia and began selling his “Boss o...

A Dangerous Eggnog

A Dangerous Eggnog

The hens only lay egg-nog at Christmas-tide, but egg-nog will lay a man any time...

The Best of Art & Collectibles for 2015

The Best of Art & Collectibles for 2015

Fate hitched Edward S. Curtis to George Bird Grinnell at one of the most dangero...

The Best of Firearms for 2015

The Best of Firearms for 2015

T he use of brass or iron tacks to decorate gunstocks, whether for religious or s...

Ragtown to Riches

Ragtown to Riches

In the morning of Sept. 28, 1874, Colonel Ranald Mackenzie and his Fourth Cavalr...

True Westerners

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Jim Rodgers

Jim Rodgers

Arizona and Western history are synonymous since Arizona was basically the last ...

Jerry Crandall

Jerry Crandall

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

Quanah Parker’s Second Act

Quanah Parker’s Second Act

The year 1875 was a watershed for the war chief known as Quanah. Before that tim...

William S. Hart Sr.

William S. Hart Sr.

Born during the Civil War on December 6, 1864, in Newburgh, New York, William Sur...

The Burden Basket Struggle

The Burden Basket Struggle

Just 81 words tell the story—but they’re powerful enough to represent the strugg...

Travel

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The Toughest Man West of the Pecos

The Toughest Man  West of the Pecos

"Chisum! John Chisum! Weary. Saddle worn.”

Sorry. Every time I think of John Simp...

The Best of Heritage Travel for 2015

The Best of Heritage Travel for 2015

In 1840, trapper Joseph Meek led the first emigrant wagons over the Oregon Trail...

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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Rough Drafts 12/14

Rough Drafts 12/14

A flurry of top-notch beautiful Western art and photography books published this...

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 ...

Our Favorite Western Music of 2012

Our Favorite Western Music of 2012

More Western music is being recorded and performed today than at any other time,...

Drum Beat

Drum Beat

The Warner Archive release of Delmer Daves’s 1954 Drum Beat is cause for celebrati...

Best of the West Awards

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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...

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