- Published January 13, 2015
- Written by John Stanley / TW Editors
What makes a True Western Town?
Well, there’s history, of course. Whether it’s about lawmen and gunfighters, ranchers and sodbusters, or railroads and boomtowns, all True Western Towns have a story to tell.
But there’s more to it than that.
- Published December 09, 2014
- Written by TW Editors
In 1840, trapper Joseph Meek led the first emigrant wagons over the Oregon Trail from Fort Hall to Fort Walla Walla in the Oregon Territory. Today, 175 years later, tourists come to the American West from around the world to follow the Oregon Trail, as well as numerous other historic trails, highways and back roads to discover firsthand the history of the West.
- Published September 09, 2014
- Written by Stuart Rosebrook
Western historical art has two great masters to whom all later artists are compared: Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell. The peers have their champions and their detractors, but whether you favor the “Montana Cowboy” over the “New York Dude,” or vice versa, the fact is these two American artists stand at the foundation of 135 years of Western American art.
- Published October 09, 2014
- Written by Bob Boze Bell
When Kurt Russell as Wyatt Earp utters his death-defying oath, “You tell ’em I’m coming, and Hell is coming with me, you hear!” with Biblical conviction in the film Tombstone, you know that your bucket-list must include a walk down the boardwalks of Tombstone to the back of the O.K. Corral to witness where the dirt and manure were soaked red with blood.
- Published August 12, 2014
- Written by Johnny D. Boggs
What we learned over the past year is this: Communication is important, even in museums. In August 2013, History Colorado Center closed its exhibit on the Sand Creek Massacre after complaints from Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians because those tribes had not been consulted.