Inside Straight

April marked the 35th anniversary of CBS’s airing ...

The Bitter Truth

I get hoarse after eating strong horseradish, but ...

The Biggest Buffalo Buff

Buffalo are still roaming the American West—even i...

An Axe of War

Got to go tomahawk Kaiser Bill!”

These words from t...

  • Cold Beer? Whiskey? How about a Hooper Spring Soda Water!
    26 May 15

    Thirsty travelers on the Oregon Trail had to have fallen down on their knees and thanked the Lord above when they reached the naturally carbonated springs near what is today Soda Springs, Idaho. American Indians and fur trappers were well acquainted ...

  • They Went Thataway
    26 May 15

    One of the Old West’s zaniest train robberies occurred near the Arizona town Willcox on the evening of September 9th, 1899 when constable Burt Alvord and his part-time deputy, Billy Stiles, along with Bill Downing and Matt Burts robbed the Southern P...

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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, ...

Saddle Rifle Extraordinaire

Saddle Rifle Extraordinaire

For nearly two centuries, the horse and the gun have been among the most iconic ...

Buffalo Bill’s Disputed Dagger

Buffalo Bill’s Disputed Dagger

From P.T. Barnum to Buffalo Bill Cody, successful 19th-century showmen knew that...

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

Win Blevins

Win Blevins

Growing up in Little Rock, Arkansas, grounded me. In college, a professor pointe...

Esther Ross

Esther Ross

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

A Boomer Sooner Goes South

A Boomer Sooner Goes South

A celebration broke out when Oklahoma Territory became an official entity 125 ye...

True Westerner of 2014

 True Westerner of 2014

True West Magazine presented Forrest Fenn, whom Newsweek called a "real-life Indian...

Cement Cowboy Nearly Dies

Cement Cowboy Nearly Dies

On the Ashes of My Campfire, This City is Built.”

That inscription has graced a 2,...

crazyhorsewest.com

crazyhorsewest.com

Chuck Paul always wanted to be a cowboy and, at the very least, this horse owner...

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