Ghostly Soldiers March On

CTW_Frederic-Remington_oil-on-canvas_Thirty-Below-and-a-Blizzard-RagingIn the winter of 1866-67, Lt. Keene led cavalrymen from Fort Sedgwick, Colorado, on a mission to rescue government wood cutters.

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Uncle Wyatt’s Gun?

F-CTW_uncle-wyatt-old-long-barrel-colt_45-revolver"Is he a liar now, or was he a liar then?” is the central theme of Glenn Boyer’s accounts on Wyatt Earp.

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Brand New Buffalo Bills

Cowan-auction_Buffalbo-Bill-family-photosOne of the first true international superstar entertainers, Buffalo Bill Cody earned worldwide notoriety for his Wild West show, which toured North America and Europe for more than three decades after he first formed the show in Nebraska in 1883. By the start of the 20th century, the showman was focusing on other investments, particularly his eponymous town in Wyoming, not far from Yellowstone National Park.

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Dead Is Better

CTW_Charles-Russell_Trail-of-the-iron-horseDead horses and dead men can be a hard sell in 2014, but not when it comes to a Charlie Russell painting.

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Gunsmoke’s Gun for Hire

James-arnez_revolver_gunsmoke_auctionsThe U.S. Army’s sidearm of choice from 1873 to 1892, the Colt.45 single action Army revolver, found new fans when Marshal Matt Dillon, played by James Arness, wielded one on the CBS Gunsmoke series that ran for 20 seasons from 1955 to 1975. Not surprising then that one of his Colts from the popular series came out as the top Hollywood collectible lot at High Noon, bidding in at $50,000.

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