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Living the Dream

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Olive a Good Joke

Olive a Good Joke

Olive trees made their way to California by way of the Spanish Missions run by F...

Signing Off On the Holy Grail

Signing Off On the Holy Grail

Inspired by the Arthurian quest to acquire the chalice of the Last Supper that r...

Rowdy River Town

Rowdy River Town

There were rules in Victor Trevitt’s saloon—no gambling, for one thing. No fight...

The Best of Western Wear for 2014

The Best of Western Wear for 2014

When pioneers headed West, they had to adapt their clothing to the new uncharter...

October Events 2014

October Events 2014

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

AUCTION

Texas Ar...

True Westerners

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Jerry Crandall

Jerry Crandall

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

A Deadly Vision

A Deadly Vision

On January 1, 1889, the Northern Paiute medicine man Wovoka was recovering after...

Ambrose Bierce

Ambrose Bierce

Ambrose Bierce’s was a life of remarkable contrasts. He was born in 1842 to the p...

Keeping the Faith

Keeping the Faith

Father Albert Braun didn’t have much outside his Purple Heart medal when the 30 ...

Travel

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Top Western Museums of 2014

Top Western Museums of 2014

What we learned over the past year is this: Communication is important, even in ...

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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The Auteur Who Walked the West

The Auteur Who Walked the West

They’re the studio men, the directors who took assignments, working on Comedies,...

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 ...

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 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...

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 2008 Winners

True West's Best of the West 2008 Winners

Here are the winners of our "2008 Best of the West." Sit back and see if your pi...

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True West Site Guide

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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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