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Stylin' at the Cowboy Symposium

Cowboy Symposium

True West Magazine and Encore Westerns shared a booth at the annual Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium in Ruidoso, New Mexico, the weekend of October 12-14, 2012.

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Pizza in the Old West

neapolitan_pioneer_pizza_sherry-monohan“My wife has been in the habit for several years of putting up tomatoes for winter use…. She says they must be stewed a long time..,” penned a reporter for the Arkansas State Gazette in Little Rock in 1847. She also sun-dried tomatoes to preserve them. Who knew they were sun-drying tomatoes in the Victorian West?

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Colt’s Last Wild West Six-Gun

new-service-coltThe Old West may have been gone by the early 1900s, but the West was still a place where a man needed to be “well heeled.”

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The Devil’s Hoofprints

evil-hoofprints_brett-cogburn_comanache-raids.The Devil’s Hoofprints is an anthology consisting of 13 short stories aimed at action-oriented readers. This collection is written by an author who obviously knows guns, horses and cows, as Brett Cogburn packs each tale with nonstop shoot-outs, fist fights, Comanche raids and crusty Mountain Men.

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Bartlesville, Oklahoma

bartlesville_oklahoma“Bartlesville is an interesting blend of Western, Native American and energy history.

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Hard Country

hard-country_Michael-McGarrity_sheriff-pat-garret_billy-the-kidEx-cop Michael McGarrity is known for his police procedural mysteries featuring Santa Fe police chief Kevin Kerney (Tularosa, Dead or Alive). McGarrity’s love of New Mexico, the law and history, however, reaches beyond contemporary settings.

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The Curse of Idolatry

Fame traps the hero in the new Jesse James film centered on brotherly betrayal. Jesse James stands on a frozen pond. Through the ice, he can see the carp swimming inches below the surface.

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If Walls Could Talk


The old saying “if walls could talk” has a breathtaking implication when those walls are in the Magoffin Home in El Paso, Texas.

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Rider of the Purple Prose

riders-of-the-purple-proseThe Western novel became a reality around the turn of the 20th century. But no one else stamped the Western bookshelf as much as the Ohio baseball player and dentist Zane Grey did with his brand of Westerns.



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