True West December 2019

DEATH OF A MOUNTAIN MAN

Jedediah Smith’s Last Trail.

Features

Another Bad Man Gone To Hell

The Life and Times of a Border Bandit.

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Six-guns & Sluggers

How 150 Years ago baseball’s Cincinnati Red Stockings invaded the West by rail and seeded the national pastime across the Western frontier.

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The Wonders Of The West

Discover our collective past, curated and interpreted in the best history museums of the Western United States.

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Death of A Mountain Man

Jedidiah Smith's Last Trail.

Departments

Try, Try Again

The Burrow Gang’s first holdup wasn’t exactly a success.

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Braggin’ Rights

The Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum is the biggest museum in Texas.

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Classic Western Art Rules the Day

The Coeur d’Alene Art Auction in Reno, Nevada, realized over $17 million.

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When Cap Guns Were Cool

Back in the 1940s through the 1960s, we kids played outdoors a lot, and we lived our make-believe adventures with the coolest toys ever—cap pistols.

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Last of a Breed

Jesse Jefferson “Bear” Howard’s legendary life bridged two centuries.

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Jesse James and the Road to Gallatin

The early outlaw years of Missouri’s legendary outlaw trail can be discovered on a road trip across the Show-Me state.

Pampered Pioneers at the Broadmoor

Experience the finest in hospitality and gourmet dining at Colorado Springs’ grande dame.

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Kit Carson’s Horseback Duel

Kit Carson vs The “Great Bully of the Mountains.”

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San Angelo, Texas

West Texas history is celebrated along the banks of the Concho River.

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Western Roundup

For December 2019.

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Hero Of The Plains

Ask The Marshall.

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What History Has Taught Me: Jack Blades, Rock Musician

Rock ‘n’ roll bassist-singer Jack Blades has been a touring professional rock musician since he joined the San Francisco funk band Rubicon in 1976. In 1982, he co-founded the rock band Night Ranger, which he is currently touring with. He is also well known for his on-again, off-again membership in the rock groups Damn Yankees, Shaw Blades, Tak Matsumoto Group and Revolution Saints. All told, he and his bands have sold more than 25 million albums. Blades and his wife, Mollie, have been married since 1977. They have two sons, Colin and James.

Western Books & Movies

Grizzly Killer: White Snake

Mountain Man Adventure

Review of Lane R. Warenski’s Grizzly Killer: White Snake.

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Western Showman Extraordinare

Review of Prentiss Ingraham's Buffalo Bill Cody, A Man of the West.

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Soldiering On The Frontier

Review of Eli Paul's The Frontier Army: Episodes from Dakota and the West.

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True Grit’s 50th Anniversary

John Wayne’s Oscar-winning performance as Rooster Cogburn in the Paramount film culminated the greatest year in Western film history. 

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Bloody War, Bitter Peace

A new Apache history of Nana’s War, plus a collection of essays on the frontier Army, a new Spillane-Collins Western, an enlightening biography of Buffalo Bill and a mountain man adventure in the 1830s West.