The Marvels of Marlin’s Model ’89

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Pawnee Power

The Pawnee scouts, revered to this day in Pawnee c...

William S. Hart Sr.

Born during the Civil War on December 6, 1864, in N...

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    November 24, 2014    Dr. John Langallier honored 34 of my cartoons at a private opening last night at the Tempe Arizona Historical Society.   BBB and Dr....
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    November 23, 2014    Our good friend and associate, Gus Walker died this morning. If you read True West you have undoubtably seen his wonderful maps....
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    November 21, 2014    Had a speech last night at the Phippen Museum in Prescott. A hundred rowdy guests, dinner, tall tales and a great time. ...

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December Events 2014

December Events 2014

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

The Hat Rules

The Hat Rules

The right hat can make all the difference in a Western. Just think back to Rober...

Lobsters on the Frontier

Lobsters on the Frontier

Lobster salad, prepared by an inexperienced person who does not know what to exc...

No End to Its Trail

No End to  Its Trail

Do wntrodden is the word that comes to mind while gazing at one of  James Earle F...

Six-Gun Safety

Six-Gun Safety

Although loading blackpowder six-guns, which represent the era of 1840s-70s, req...

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...

Criminal Intentions

Criminal Intentions

The last Old West-style train robbery in Texas was strange. It started off as a ...

Galen Clark

Galen Clark

Thanks to an unlikely visionary’s humble efforts to preserve California’s Yosemit...

Dirt Floor Paradise

Dirt Floor Paradise

C harles Goodnight—the “Father of the Texas Panhandle”—was not a man who took no for...

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Six Classic Gunfights

Six Classic Gunfights

When Kurt Russell as Wyatt Earp utters his death-defying oath, “You tell ’em I’m...

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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A Horror Maestro Goes West

A Horror Maestro Goes West

When Director William Castle was grinding through his last Western film, 1955’s D...

Calling All Quigley Fans

Calling All Quigley Fans

Tom Selleck and Simon Wincer fans will want to show up for the screening of 1990...

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 ...

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 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 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 2009 Winners

True West's Best of the West 2009 Winners


Here are the winners of our "2009 Best of the West." Sit back and see if your pi...

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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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