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Living the Dream

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Poverty Croquettes

Croquettes first appeared on English dinner tables in the 18th century. In the m...

Gunsmoke’s Gun for Hire

Gunsmoke’s Gun for Hire

The U.S. Army’s sidearm of choice from 1873 to 1892, the Colt.45 single action A...

Twain is Born

Twain is Born

Franklin Graves lay dying.

On Christmas Day, 1846, he called his 19-year-old daug...

The Best of Western Wear for 2014

The Best of Western Wear for 2014

When pioneers headed West, they had to adapt their clothing to the new uncharter...

True Westerners

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Victoria Wilcox

Victoria Wilcox

What most don’t know about Doc Holliday is that he didn’t go west for his health...

Jerry Crandall

Jerry Crandall

Jerry Crandall feels personally obligated to portray the authentic Old West in h...

The Curious Murder of Manny Clements

The Curious Murder of Manny Clements

The 1908 Christmas holidays weren’t good for Manny Clements. In fact, the year’s...

Happy Jack

Happy Jack

The stars fill the dark sky. The night is deadly cold in the winter of 1872. Near...

Spirit Warriors Rise Up

Spirit Warriors Rise Up

The Little Big Horn battlefield is the site of exquisite tragedy and triumph—dep...

Buying Boyer

Buying Boyer

Editor's Note: Glenn Boyer stirs up controversy once again with the April 17, 201...

History

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10 Myths About TOM HORN

10 Myths About TOM HORN

Tom Horn occupies a prominent, if controversial, place in frontier annals. While...

Battle of the Plaza

Battle of the Plaza

April 16, 1881

Traveling mostly by rail, Bat Masterson has just covered 1,100 mil...

Opening Shot Dissected…

Opening Shot Dissected…

Regarding the July 2013 Opening Shot of Pat Garrett and crew sitting on the dock: ...

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Saddle Up for the Holidays

Saddle Up for the Holidays

Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you need to put away your riding boots.

The Real Birth of Westerns

The Real Birth  of Westerns

No doubt about it. Western movies were reborn in 1939, catapulting the genre int...

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A True Giant

A True Giant

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Calling All Quigley Fans

Calling All Quigley Fans

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1959’s No Name on the Bullet

1959’s No Name on the Bullet

About 30 years ago, my younger sister Pam had to write an essay on a “hero” for ...

SUGARFOOT (SEASON ONE)

SUGARFOOT (SEASON ONE)

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Best of the West Awards

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True West's Best of the West 2011 Winners

True West's Best of the West 2011 Winners

Here are the winners of our "2011 Best of the West." Sit back and see if your pi...

True West's Best of the West 2013 Winners

True West's Best of the West 2013 Winners

Here are the winners of our "2013 Best of the West." Sit back and see if your pi...

True West's Best of the West 2012 Winners

True West's Best of the West 2012 Winners

Here are the winners of our "2012 Best of the West." Sit back and see if your pi...

True West's Best of the West 2009 Winners

True West's Best of the West 2009 Winners


Here are the winners of our "2009 Best of the West." Sit back and see if your pi...

True West's Best of the West 2010 Winners

True West's Best of the West 2010 Winners

Here are the winners of our "2010 Best of the West." Sit back and see if your pi...

True West's Best of the West 2008 Winners

True West's Best of the West 2008 Winners

Here are the winners of our "2008 Best of the West." Sit back and see if your pi...

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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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