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A Trifecta of Westerns

For character actor Strother Martin, 1969— the year he turned 50– was a banner year when it came to Westerns. He was in three big ones. He wa…

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Hopalong Cassidy

Life sometimes follows art. William Boyd was a silver-haired matinee idol who began his career as a leading man in si…

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What was the “Badger Game?

What was the “badger game?” Robert Tignor Independence, Missouri Dating to the 19th century, the badger game is arguably one of the most reproduced…

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The Culture Bearers

The West provided a fount of opportunity for women. They ran the wide gamut of characters from wild and woolly women …

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A Life Cut Short

Charlie Connelly was a man who did his duty—unto death. Connelly was from Indiana, usually working as a teacher. At a…

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Tombstone Trivia

In June 1880, Philip M. Thurmond walked around the newly formed mining camp of Tombstone and asked for the vital stat…

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