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...

  • 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 ...

  • The Outlaw Trail
    27 Jul 15

    An outlaw trail ranged all the way from Canada to Mexico and Butch Cassidy knew the way like the back of his hand. He wasn’t wanted in a number of states, including New Mexico, and one of his favorite hideaways was Alma, a small town in the Mogollon ...

  • Tom Horn, Roper Extraordinaire
    27 Jul 15

    Cowboy Tom Horn of Pleasant Valley, Arizona, won the steer tying competition at the Globe Fourth of July Celebration in 1889 with a record-setting time of 58 seconds. In those days, the steers got a 150-yard head start, without any fences to pen them...

  • She Wasn't Always so Loved
    27 Jul 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, ...

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

Here are the winners of our "2010 Best of the West." Sit back and see if your pi...

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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