• Red Ghost
    6 Jul 15

    Just prior to the outbreak of the Civil War the storied Army Corps of Topographical Engineers used camels as beasts of burden during their survey of a wagon road along the 35th Parallel from Albuquerque to Los Angeles. The camel experiment was highly...

  • A Whole Lotta Lola
    6 Jul 15

    One of the great joys of writing for a magazine like True West are the passionate and curious readers. At least twice a week a package of photographs or historical documents are sent to us, usually with a note that shows a breadth of historical knowl...

  • Presidential Bovine
    6 Jul 15

    Her name was Pauline Wayne. She weighed 1,500 pounds. She was black and white. She produced a remarkable 8 gallons of milk a day—25 percent more than usual. And President William Howard Taft loved her. Pauline became the subject of a nationwide searc...

  • Wyatt the Farmer?
    3 Jul 15

    In June 1880, Philip M. Thurmond walked around the newly formed mining camp of Tombstone and asked for the vital statistics of every person he could find. Acting on a federally mandated census, Thurmond tabulated 2,170 residents from all over the glo...

  • You Tell 'em Jim!
    3 Jul 15

    One of the West's bigger than life characters was Jim Bridger—mountain man, trapper, scout, guide, storyteller. Bridger married three times—all native women—and was twice widowed. He was son-in-law to Chief Washakie and had five children. Mountains i...

  • Comanche Jack Stilwell
    3 Jul 15

    On September 17th, 1868 Colonel Sandy Forsythe’s band of scouts found themselves surrounded by several hundred Cheyenne Dog Soldiers led chief Roman Nose, on the Arikaree fork of the Republican River in eastern Colorado.  Casualties were heavy Colone...

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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, ...

An Axe of War

An Axe of War

Got to go tomahawk Kaiser Bill!”

These words from the WWI ditty about fighting ag...

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

John Read

John Read

Our most curious Mexican Revolution artifact is the Jeffery Quad armored car. Th...

Esther Ross

Esther Ross

A century ago, the 17-year-old daughter of an ambitious Prescott, Arizona, pharma...

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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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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