The Valiant and Brave

Frankly, I don’t get re-enactors. Like that overwe...

Arrest Those Spies!

With all the pomp the Spanish officer could muster...

The Ball that Killed Wild Bill

Wild Bill Hickok was buried in Deadwood, South Dak...

Year of the Indian

Art collectors were not surprised that the world-f...

  • Dallas Taylor & The Lawman
    January 27, 2015     Just read that fellow drummer, and one-time inspirational bandmate, Dallas Taylor, has died at age 66. I had the privilege of...
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    January 26, 2015    Saturday I started my new goal of doing five warm up sketches and paintings, utilizing my Do-Or-Die pile, and executing them without...
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Living the Dream

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The Bacon Cure

The Bacon Cure

On his way from Illinois to California in 1852, William Henry Hart wrote, “The b...

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...

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...

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...

True Westerners

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Dr. Jeremy Rowe

Dr. Jeremy Rowe

I started collecting because I caught the bug—first reacting to the images, then...

James Beckwourth

James Beckwourth

Fo r most descendants of African slaves born prior to the Civil War, the path to fr...

Blowing in the Wind

Blowing in the Wind

I f you visit Las Vegas, New Mexico —and you should, considering all the Old West ...

True Westerner of 2014

 True Westerner of 2014

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

The West’s Newest Museum

The West’s Newest Museum

We will be a living institution. We will offer experiences. We will be the story...

crazyhorsewest.com

crazyhorsewest.com

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

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...

February 2015 Events

February 2015 Events

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

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...

Ragtown to Riches

Ragtown to Riches

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

Entertainment

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Rough Drafts 2/15

Rough Drafts 2/15

Winter is a wonderful time to plan a trip to the West—and take along a reading l...

Butterfield’s Trail West

Butterfield’s Trail West

“Remember boys, nothing on God’s earth must stop the United States Mail,” John B...

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FEBRUARY 2014

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True West Site Guide

Mission

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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