A Boomer Sooner Goes South

A celebration broke out when Oklahoma Territory be...

Snowshoeing with the Donner Party

The Donner-Reed Party remains the most famous wago...

Dust-Up in Delta

September 7, 1893

Not many folks are out and about ...

  • “This is Minnehaha"
    25 May 15

    That's what Henry Wadsworth Longfellow said when he met Bright Eyes LaFlesch in Boston in 1879. She was a beautiful 25 year-old Omaha woman who'd come east as an interpreter to help spread the word about the misuse of her people. Sometimes called Sus...

  • Digging Billy the Kid
    25 May 15

    Several years ago, a debate over whether New Mexico’s Fort Sumner is actually the final resting place of the state’s most famous outlaw spilled over to Arizona. In Prescott, private investigators dug up one John Miller; some claimed he was the real B...

  • George West Musgrave goes to South America
    25 May 15

    Butch and Sundance weren’t the only Old West outlaws who headed for South America.

    George West Musgrave did it—and made a fortune.  In the mid 1890s, Musgrave joined the High Fives Gang, rustling and robbing through the southwest for a number of yea...

  • Curly Bill Laughs at His Fate
    22 May 15

    Curly Bill Brocius, the leader of the cow-boys in southeastern Arizona, was reportedly always laughing. In the early 1880s, the outlaw was suspected in several holdups and a massacre in Skeleton Canyon, but his participation was never proven. Wyatt E...

  • Buck Taylor: King of the Cowboys
    22 May 15

    The original ‘King of the Cowboys” was literally tall in the saddle. In an age when the average cowboy was five feet eight inches William Levi Taylor stood six feet four.

    Taylor was a real Texas cowboy. He was born in Fredericksburg in 1857. His fat...

  • Daredevil, Reporter, Feminist
    22 May 15

    That was “Nellie Bly,” the “stunt reporting” woman who made her name in the late 1800s, mostly for traveling around the world in 72 days, beating the fictional account of Jules Vern's hero, Phileas Fogg, from the book that then was a world-wide best ...

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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

Dan Piraro

Dan Piraro

Art was my first and most consistent love. I realized that because I was an incu...

Erwin E. Smith

Erwin E. Smith

Texan Erwin Evans Smith is regarded as one of the greatest photographers of the d...

Death in the Mississippi

Death in the Mississippi

The end of wars does not always mean the end of death and destruction. The Sultan...

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...

Entertainment

Buffalo Bill And The Indians

Buffalo Bill And The Indians

Robert Altman’s “anti-Western” is a beautifully made, but overly cynical look at...

Rough Drafts 5/15

Rough Drafts 5/15

Over the decades, numerous pundits and pessimists have announced the end of the ...

The End of the West

The End  of the West

Since Owen Wister’s The Virginian was published in 1902, Western novelists have re...

Texas Rangers Epic Event

Texas Rangers Epic Event

The script touched something deep inside me, which was how much I’d always wante...

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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.

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