Collectibles

Wall Drug of South Dakota

wall-drug-south-dakota_apprehending-the-horse-thieves_harvey-dunn“Free Ice Water. Wall Drug.”

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Billy the Kid Stays in the States!

collecting-west_billy-the-kid_tintype_william-kochThe holy grail of Old West photos is now on “Billionaire’s Row” in Palm Beach, Florida, with oilman William Koch, who won his $2 million bid for a tintype that likely cost 25¢.

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Nocturnes Hit Million-Dollar Marks

ollecting_thomas-moranThe moonlit views the artist saw from his skiff as he paddled near his retreat, Inglenook Island, inspired Frederic Remington’s first nighttime paintings.

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Plains Indian Shirt Sets New World Record

collecting-west_chief-black-birds-shirt“I felt like crying, for the sacred hoop was broken and scattered.

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The Bronco Busters

charlie-russell“I never got to be a bronk rider but in my youthfull days wanted to be, and while that want lasted I had a fine chance to study hoss enatimy from under and over,” Charles M. Russell wrote to fellow cowboy artist Will James on May 12, 1920.

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True Westerners

Win Blevins

Win Blevins

Growing up in Little Rock, Arkansas, grounded me. In college, a professor pointe...

A Boomer Sooner Goes South

A Boomer Sooner Goes South

A celebration broke out when Oklahoma Territory became an official entity 125 ye...

Cement Cowboy Nearly Dies

Cement Cowboy Nearly Dies

On the Ashes of My Campfire, This City is Built.”

That inscription has graced a 2,...

True West Site Guide

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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.

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!
 

Product of the Month

The Illustrated Life and Times of Wyatt Earp

Wyatt Earp

"Your book is fascinating, coupling your powerful illustrations [and] tracking...from birth to Tombstone to the legend [Wyatt] had become;...even Wyatt would approve." --By Hugh O'Brian, of the TV series The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp

"Hands down the definitive books on Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday." --By Allen Barra, New York Newsday