May 2006

Features

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The Racial Frontier

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Tipis on the Terreplein

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Doc and the Wright Stuff

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She Taught the Kid a Lesson

More In This Issue

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Mail-Order Brides

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Spicing Up Your Kitchen

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The Old Military Post Road

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Tragic Powwow

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Collecting the West Roundup 2005

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Prices Ride Tall in the Saddle

In Bandolero!, Sheriff July Johnson has the same name/role as he does in Lonesome Dove. Do you know what the correlation is?

What is a needle gun?

I’ve concluded that the James-Younger Gang got more than $52,000 in about 12 years. What do you suppose they did with it? I was also wondering why Frank James, who lived until 1915, didn’t share more about the gang’s doings

Will you help me out? For over 40 years, I’ve been trying to figure out this Steve McQueen line from my favorite Western, The Magnificent Seven: “It took me a long time to learn my elbow from a hot rock.”

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The Wagon Master

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Live at the Parlor

A few years ago, a TV Western aired with a character named Bill Longley. He was dressed in a white shirt, black pants and a black hat, and rode a black and white horse. Was there a real Bill Longley?

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One Dime at a Time

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Playing for Change

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Hacienda Brothers

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The Wild West

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The Hanging Judge’s Town

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Crashyertown

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Call Me Lonesome

What can you tell me about Jeff Milton, who supposedly said, “I never killed a man who didn’t need killing?”

After the Northfield, Minnesota, bank robbery, a photo of Cole Younger shows his right eye swollen shut. What caused that injury?