History Features

Above and Beyond the Call of Duty

Medal-of-Honor_1872-73-Tonto-Basin-Campaign_George-Crook_ChiquitoAbout 1980, a planchet was discovered near the Arizona community of Wheatfields, just a few miles north of Miami, about 40 miles east of the old San Carlos reservation.

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On the Trail of Bigfoot

William-Wallace_Bigfoot-WallaceTrue West asked me to track down Bigfoot.

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The Gunfighters

F-gunfighter-photosSome of these badmen were so tough the only way to get a photograph of them was in death.

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Related to Outlaws

Route-66-Outlaw-RelativesI loved to go to my grandmother’s house. She loved to cook, and she would sing and hum while she fried up the best potatoes and eggs you have ever tasted.

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Did Doc Holliday Hunt Down Old Man Clanton?

doc-holliday-prescott-arizona_ike clantonNo man is an island, isolated from his time and place, so exploring the world of a historical individual not only gives a sense of reality to his story—it can tell us things about his character we might have missed in a more targeted search.

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True West Site Guide

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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