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October 2019

Features

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The Art of the West

Artists’ interpretations of Western history, then and now.

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True West Presents an Inside Look at Maynard Dixon’s American West

A historic show honoring the West’s greatest Artist.

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The Last Days of Kate & Doc

Kate “Big Nose” Elder recalls her final,  violent days with Doc Holliday, the Earps and the Cow-boys in the Arizona Territory town of Tombstone.

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Idaho Bill

The truth behind the legend of Barney “Idaho Bill” Pearson.

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A Match Made in Paris

Famed French artist Rosa Bonheur’s fascination with Buffalo Bill and his Wild West inspired a friendship and artwork for the ages.

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Shotguns and Outlaws

Wells Fargo’s shotgun messenger Mike Tovey was among the bravest of them all.

Departments

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Ask the Marshall

What was the cost of room and board at a Harvey House?

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Ask the Marshall

Did early American Indians believe in God? 

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Western Roundup

For October 2019.

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Pawhuska, Oklahoma

The historic Osage Nation capital city reflects the rich history of the Indian tribe.

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How did robbers find out about which stagecoach was carrying a payroll?

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Doc & Wyatt Team Up

Wyatt Earp & Doc Holliday vs Texas Cowboys.

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Did Old West gunfighters really tie down their holsters?

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Abilene’s Man with a Star

Explore the Great Plains from Wyoming to Kansas and discover the truth behind the stories of legendary Western lawman “Bear River” Tom Smith.

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Did cowboys use gloves in their work?

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Old Model Russian

Although it wasn’t well received in the American West, it laid the foundation for Smith & Wesson’s more successful future revolvers.

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Did any Western lawmen have a reputation for shooting first, and asking questions later, when it came to suspects?

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Grand Tradition

The Prix de West at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum still rides high.

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Ask the Marshall

Of all the TV Westerns from the 1950s and ’60s, which was the most realistic in terms of scenery, clothing and dialog?

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Big Nose Kate’s Story, in Her Own Words

She had a different view on Tombstone, Doc and the Earps.

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What History Has Taught Me: Sherry Blanchard Stuart

Western Books & Movies

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Wild Western Action

Review of Eric Red's Hanging Fire.

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A War to Remember

Review of Mark Santiago’s A Bad Peace and a Good War: Spain and the Mescalero Apache Uprising of 1795-1799.

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Franco Nero

The once and future "Django" is still a star 55 years after being cast in his first Western role.

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The War Between the States on the Southern Border

Review of The Civil War on the Rio Grande, 1846–1876.

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Western Art Treasure Trove

For collectors and aficionados of Western art and Western art books, the publishing year of 2019 is shaping up to be one of the best.