True Westerners

Win Blevins

Win-and-Meredith-BlevinsGrowing up in Little Rock, Arkansas, grounded me. In college, a professor pointed out to me, “You’ve written this poem for people who know who Agamemnon was.” I went into shock. I didn’t want to write stuff my own family (or common people) wouldn’t read. After being racked by stress, I saw the answer. Use Mark Twain as a model—serious subjects, approached in language anyone can read.

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Dan Piraro

Dan-Piraro-CartoonistArt was my first and most consistent love. I realized that because I was an incurable smart aleck, I’d likely make more money in cartooning than fine art.

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Dr. Jeremy Rowe

dr-jeremy-roweI started collecting because I caught the bug—first reacting to the images, then to their context and history, and finally to the process of extracting the embedded stories that they contain.

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Cord McCoy

cord-mccoyRiding a bull requires practice, practice practice! Hard to hit a 90 mph fast ball ’til you have swung a million times.

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Jim Rodgers

Jim-RogersArizona and Western history are synonymous since Arizona was basically the last frontier. The state’s history is rich in Western lore—rich mineral deposits, boomtowns, famous gunfights, ranching, cowboys and the final years of the Indian Wars.

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Andy Thomas

Andy-Thomas_western-artistCharlie Russell is special because he combined artwork with authentic cowboys, Indians, history and a drink or two. Good man, that Charlie.

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Clu Gulager

Clu-Gulager-as-Billy-The-KidWhen I shot my first episode of The Tall Man, Universal Studios found a wonderful pasture by the freeway, which had dozens and dozens of cars going back and forth, back and forth. They spent a lot of money on cattle. We lost the whole scene—they couldn’t hear one  word that we said. So we lost a big production value with the cattle.

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Gordon Snidow

Gordon-Snidow-Western-ArtistWhat I have seen, lived and painted is only a chapter in the saga called the West. What we used to call the future is now the past.

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L.Q. Jones

L-Q-JonesThe Western is a good genre if reasonably done. It’s a morality play, and it went along that way for 100 years. I contributed to its downfall when I made The Wild Bunch. But notice, since we made it, almost all Westerns have gone to ultra-violent.

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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,...

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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!
 

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