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Heritage Travel of 2012

Beyond all the trails we’ve sent you on this past year, True West Magazine has also journeyed across the great American West


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To promote Arizona’s centennial, our contributing editors Jana Bommersbach and Arizona State Historian Marshall Trimble teamed up with Executive Editor Bob Boze Bell at various historic sites across the state to film Outrageous Arizona for PBS.

Then we hit the rails for the first ever True West Railfest at the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad in Durango, Colorado. Those folks sure know how to pull out all the stops, and we are looking forward to an even bigger, better festival this year.

Our stomachs eventually led us to the chuckwagon competition at the Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium in Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico. Talk about dressing the West: about 95 percent of the attendees had on great cowboy hats and boots, fringe jackets and were spectacularly blinged out on Navajo jewelry.

Wherever our travels lead us, we always meet wonderful people who inspire ideas for our next trips ... some of the best of which we serve up to you in every issue in our popular Renegade Roads feature.

See you on the trail!


Heritage Travel of 2012

Between Renegade Roads and Boggs Unleashed, these True West assignments are going to kill me.

This job gets downright dangersome. As I type this, my side aches from two fractured ribs sustained riding horseback to the John Tunstall murder site. You can read all about that in February.

You never know what you’re going to run into as a road...

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