Surviving the Rapids

In 1849, the entire world seemed to be on the move...

The Moonshiner Who Got Away with Murder

"My daddy, he made whiskey
And my granddaddy did to...

Jar Head!

Saddling up at 2 a.m.  Harry Love and his fellow C...

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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 Other Lone Ranger’s Colt

The Other Lone Ranger’s Colt

“Who was that Masked Man?”

That was the question that ended each episode of ABC’s...

Endless Rides

Endless Rides

W he n Warren A. Ferris set off in the employ of the American Fur Company to explo...

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...

Henry Larkin Abbot

Henry Larkin Abbot

From the Atlantic to the Pacific oceans, in peacetime and on bloody fields of war...

Dark Starr

Dark Starr

One hundred years ago this month, Henry Starr set out to make history. The caree...

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...

History

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A Difficult Man to Kill

A Difficult Man to Kill

Mountain Man Hugh Glass was a larger-than-life character in a stage filled with ...

Kit Carson’s Horseback Duel

Kit Carson’s Horseback Duel

August 1835

The large French-Canadian trapper Joseph Chouinard is roaring drunk a...

The Ball that Killed Wild Bill

The Ball that Killed Wild Bill

Wild Bill Hickok was buried in Deadwood, South Dakota, in 1876, why was the bull...

Travel

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Exploring the Old Oregon Country

Exploring the Old Oregon Country

David Thompson was fourteen when he began his life in North America as a clerk’s ...

March 2015 Events

March 2015 Events

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

Top True Western Towns for 2015

Top True Western Towns for 2015

W hat makes a True Western Town?

Well, there’s history, of course. Whether it’s ab...

Gateway to the Cascades

Gateway to  the Cascades

Faith. Hope. Charity.

Over time, the original names of the three prominent mounta...

Entertainment

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CRITERION AND MR. FORD

CRITERION AND  MR. FORD

“I knew Wyatt Earp...I was an assistant prop boy then...and he told me about the...

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...

For the Love of Money

For the Love of Money

The mind of a television executive can be a confusing, dangerous maze of brillia...

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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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