April 2007

Features

birthofstate

Birth of a State

Who remembers Billy the Kid?

Dreamscape Desperado

And one Kid.

A Tale of Two Governors…

The James brothers and their gang were the right bandits for their time.

Robbing the Yankees

Tracing the real story behind Buffalo Bill's trick riders.

Those Aren’t Russian Cossacks!

Western Books & Movies

Broken Trail Spin-Offs

Moses Taite’s War

Garrett's book is bunk, Burns’ revived the Kid and Wallis' latest bio tells the whole truth.

An Endless Attraction to Billy

fromhondotobig

From Hondo to Big Ike

vengeancemoon

Vengeance Moon

onlocation

On Location!

greattrainrob

Great Train Robberies of the Old West

speadingtheword

Spreading the Word

followingroyalrd

Following the Royal Road

amarillo

Amarillo: The Story of a Western Town

lonestarlawman

Lone Star Lawman

ballotsandbullets

BALLOTS AND BULLETS: The Bloody County Seat Wars of Kansas

westerns

The Reel, not Real, Jesse James in Film

downinthevalley

Bandidas

givememountains

Give Me Mountains For My Horses

califgoldrush

The California Gold Rush and the Coming of the Civil War

sunsettrail

Sunset Trail

undersunsetrim

Under the Sunset Rim

texasshowdown

Texas Showdown

Jim Clark is Hollywood's go-to man when it comes to trains.

The Train Man

heavenislong

Heaven is a Long Way Off

caminodelnorte

Camino del Norte

vallescaldera

Valles Caldera: A Vision for New Mexico’s National Preserve

fromleadmines

From Lead Mines to Gold Fields

timeforpeace

A Time for Peace: Fort Lewis, Colorado, 1878-1891

landscapeholly

The Landscape of Hollywood Westerns

gettingaway

Getting Away With Murder on the Texas Frontier

rockhudson

Rock Hudson Screen Legend Collection

legendaryoutlaw

Legendary Outlaws

gunsmokedirec

Gunsmoke: The Director’s Collection

devilsgate

Devil’s Gate

newmexico

New Mexico Past and Future

hartbrand

The Hart Brand

tobermoryman

The Tobermory Manuscript

collectedshort

The Collected Short Stories of Louis L’amor: The Adventure Stories

More In This Issue

renegaderds

Tracking the Great Bear

classicgunfight

One Man With Courage Makes A Majority

womenofwest

No Compromise with War

shootingfromhip

Ugly Ducklings of Frontier Six-shooters

preservation

Preservation: Roll Along, Wagon Train

Quantrill takes us to Lawrence, Kansas, and Missouri.

Sacking Lawrence

Butt kickin' rodeo cowgirls who inspired True West's #1 Museum of 2007.

Queen of Country Swing’s Tough Mamas

collectingwest

A Gun Exchanged for Billy the Kid’s Mare

manthatwontbend

A Man That Won’t Bend

roadtrip

Trailing the First Indian Person

whatsitlike

St. Joseph, MO

storiesbehindsong

Stories Behind the Song

ATM Update: Hunnewell, KS

What can you tell me about Cimarron, New Mexico?

If John Wayne was granted deferment from military service during WWII because he had a large family, wouldn’t this make him a draft dodger?

What can you tell me about hat cords in the frontier military?

What pistol did Wild Bill Hickok favor?

From Omaha, Nebraska, to Ponca City, Oklahoma.

Trailing the First Indian Person

Full speed ahead, Jedediah.

“Western Movie” Night … at the Museum

New Zealand couple captures the heart and soul of the American West.

Mellonsfolly’s Wild West

Royal Wade Kimes' success shows why sometimes the outlaw wins.

A Man That Won’t Bend

Historic trails saved by a future president and the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Madonna of the Western Trails

I’m making models of authentic Western homes/ranches. Can you tell me more about the use of glass in the Old West?

How did the term “cowpoke” come about?

whatsitliketolive

Wickenburg, Arizona

classicgunfights

Adair Before They Die

womenofwest

Railroad’s First Lady

shootingfromhip

Have Gun, Safe for Travel?

renegaderds

Whiskey-Runnin’ Whoop-Up Trail

preservation

Preservation: Depot Heroes

collectingwest

Tom Horn Hits the Auction Block

Is 1954’s Dawn at Socorro based on a true story?

What shirts were popular in the Old West?

Was Wyatt Earp as good a hero as we have been led to believe? I’ve read he was involved in a “gold brick” swindle. Can you tell me more about that scam?

A family Bible belonging to the sister of Brushy Bill, who claimed to be Billy the Kid, listed his birth year as 1879. If this is true, then Brushy Bill couldn’t possibly be Billy the Kid, right?