Honky-Tonk Days In Arizona


Gone are the “bulls  messing with the heifers” at Sarg’s Cow Town, Abel Hall, the Matador, Chester’s, Riverside Park Ballroom, JD’s and Mr. Lucky’s.

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Boots, Buckles & Spurs

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All cowboys have boots and spurs, but buckles says rodeo, and that’s what this musical collection is about. The set honors 50 years of the National Finals Rodeo, and it is produced in conjunction with the PRCA.

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Historian Jack L. August’s Reading List Reflects His Love Of The West

Jack-in-his-front-yard-BYWLDr. Jack August Jr. is an academic and public historian of the American West. Raised in Arizona, August says, “You always had a sense of optimism growing up in Phoenix.” He began his love affair with the history of the West under the tutelage of Yale University’s renowned Western historian and president emeritus Howard R. Lamar.

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TV Westerns: March/April 2008

For some time now, Westerns fans have been promised a vast number of new films being produced directly for television, by AMC, Hallmark and RHI Entertainment, in collaboration with the ION (formerly PAX) cable channel. We’ll be seeing three of these new movies in March and April 2008.

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Gritty Realism Inspires Western Author Michael Zimmer’s Love of the West

Michael-Zimmer---May,-2014__RR_scaledAuthor Michael Zimmer was raised in Colorado, where he learned to break horses at a young age. Later, after his family moved to Indiana, he dreamt of returning to the West, which he and his wife did when they moved to Utah three-decades ago. And like many writers, he held many jobs as he pursued his dream of being a full-time author.

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Paul Cool: History Sleuth on the Trail of the Truth

DEC14_BYWLPaul Cool is an investigative historian, with the knowledge of a trained attorney and the experience to seek the truth in the details after more than three decades of public service in the Social Security Administration.

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Edwin R. Sweeney’s Passion for the West Revealed

BYWL_Edwin-R.-Sweeney_Cochise--Chiricahua-Apache-ChiefCochise biographer Edwin R Sweeney fell in love with the West like a lot of us: through television and a good school library.

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True West’s “Old West Savior” Lynda A. Sánchez Shares Her Love of Good Books

Nov-2014-Images-for-Posts/Books/Lynda-Sanchez-BYWLTeaching is her vocation. Preservation is her passion. History is her muse. Lynda A. Sánchez, who moved to Lincoln, New Mexico, over 40 years ago, has pursued her vocation, passion and muse to their fullest extent.

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Chris Enss’s recommended reads

Chris-Enss-BYWLAward-winning author Chris Enss finds inspiration every day from the men and women who built the American West.

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