A .41 Derringer Barks Again

"Don’t move,” ordered the thug with the heavy revo...

Liberty, Not Death

Children soothed their thirst by scraping their fi...

Justice for Jack

Pioneer Jack Swilling should be remembered for his...

  • Historic Ranch House Open Twice a Year at Trinity Site
    31 Jul 15

    Seventy years ago, the McDonald-Schmidt Ranch House at the White Sands Missile Range (adjacent to the White Sands National Monument) in Socorro County, New Mexico, was where scientists assembled the first atomic bomb on July 13, 1945. Three days late...

  • Demise of the Wild Bunch
    31 Jul 15

    By the early 1900s, the law was closing in and Butch Cassidy was beginning to feel the pressure. The cattle industry was big in Argentina and with the Pinkerton detectives closing in. He convinced Sundance it’d be a more healthy climate.

    He needed t...

  • An Outlaw with a “Faultess” Figure
    31 Jul 15

    Arizona authorities in 1902 reported 22 train robberies in the territory. Lawmen, including the Arizona Rangers rounded up and shot down more than a few, including one bad man named  Tom King who was killed in a holdup on the border south of Tombston...

  • The Denton Mare
    31 Jul 15

    They called her the Denton Mare, a two-year-old gray named Jennie that had been bred in north Texas.  Sam Bass saw that she was speedy and bought her.  He hired a skinny black jockey and entered her in races across Texas.

    And the team won—a lot.  An...

  • A Mining Bonanza and Bust
    31 Jul 15

    Back in the 1980s, LIFE magazine quoted an American Automobile Association representative regarding the 260-mile segment of Highway 50 that meanders across central Nevada between Ely and Fallon: “It’s totally empty. There are no points of interest. W...

  • Phoenix Novelist Mines Muses of Art and Writing with Lost Dutchman Novel
    30 Jul 15

    Writers sometimes discover their muse on their own, but sometimes their muse finds them. Arizona artist-writer Pat Parish would probably tell you that her muse was art, but the story of Jacob Waltz and the legend that eternally swirls around the Lost...

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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, ...

Chasing Villa

Chasing Villa

After Pancho Villa and his bandits raided Columbus, New Mexico, and the troops s...

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

ELizabeth Fenn

ELizabeth Fenn

If I had been a member of the Corps of Discovery, I would have brought my own via...

Chalkley

Chalkley

Chalkley McArtor “Chalk” Beeson, the last of seven kids from Quaker parents Samu...

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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