September 2007

Features

Western Books & Movies

oveofahorse

For the Love of a Horse

legacyoftetons

Legacy of the Tetons: Homesteading in Jackson Hole

seventrailswest

Seven Trails West

cherokeetrail

The Cherokee Trail of Tears

flintlock

The Flintlock: Its Origin, Development, and Use

cowboysandaliens

Cowboys & Aliens

Supernatural Snipes

Ford at Fox

atascocitagold

Atascocita Gold

bloodtrail

Blood Trail to Kansas

englishhorses

The English Horses

theoutlaw

The Outlaw

thedecoy

The Decoy

legendandlore

Legend and Lore of the Guadalupe Mountains

tascosa

Tascosa: Its Life and Gaudy Times

sometimesblues

Sometimes The Blues

cowboylife

Cowboy Life: The Letters of George Philip

gene autry

Braver than John Wayne?

Craig Johnson on Walt, Wyoming and the West.

Vote Longmire for Sheriff

movies_notlonesome

Not So Lonesome

riseofcentennial

The Rise of the Centennial State: Colorado Territory, 1861-76

alexswan

Alex Swan and the Swan Companies

passionprinciple

Passion and Principle

ravensprings

Raven Springs

totamealand

To Tame A Land

waynecentury

WAYNE’S WORLD

Gary Cooper MGM Movie Legends Collection

whenthewest

When the West Was Fun: A Western Reunion

deadwoodthird

DEADWOOD: The complete Third Season

authorprofile

Writing the Wicked West

californiabadmen

California Badmen

secretwarfortexas

The Secret War For Texas

lookofoldwest

The Look of the Old West

greathouses

The Great Houses of Chaco

westerns

A Fistful of DVDs

yearthestarsfell

The Year the Stars Fell

courtingtrouble

Courting Trouble

vengeancebrand

The Vengeance Brand

More In This Issue

classicgunfights

Salt Siege Shoot-out

preservation

Preservation: James-Younger Gang Returns to Northfield

The Artist Ride in South Dakota can create a world worthy of the next great artist.

Be Like Remington

From Pueblo, Colorado, to Price, Utah.

Following 19th-Century Ute Trails

trailrider

Wanted: Riders for the Pony

shootingfromhip

“Hoppy’s Favorite” Six-Guns

roadtrip

Remembering Mountain Meadows

oldwestsaviors

Harvey House Hero

collectingwest

Audrey Hepburn vs. Billy Bob Thornton

One victim of the Lincoln County War was Morris Bernstein. Who was he?

I’m reading a book that claims Old West pimps were called Pi’s. Is that pronounced like Pees or Pies?

whatsitlike

Winnemucca, Nevada

Why did Mountain Men prefer riding mules over horses? And how come the Indians never rode mules?

What can you tell me about the Western writer William W. Johnstone?

While traveling through southern New Mexico and Arizona, I saw signs for “The Thing.” What is it?

In some Westerns, characters hang a dead man’s gun and holster on a crudely made cross marking his grave. Did they really do that in the old days?

preservation

Preservation: Saving the Sheriff

renegaderds

On Oklahoma’s Centennial Trail

classicgunfight

The Battle of Big Dry Wash

A new book tries to solve one of the greatest Old West mysteries.

Who Killed Col. Fountain?

Will it be forgotten 150 years from now?

Remembering Mountain Meadows

One journalist's creation forever taints a gold mining boomtown.

The Bad Man from Bodie

music_aint_country

Music That Ain’t Country (Let Alone Western)

oldwestsaviors

Fort Stanton’s Angel

whatsitlike

Virginia City, Montana

I can’t locate a copy of Richard O’Connor’s Bat Masterson book, listed in the credits of the TV series starring Gene Barry. Is there another biography I can buy?

My SASS friends and I disagree. I say chinks were not worn by working cowboys in the 1890s. I believe they were show wear for riders during the late 1940s. Can you settle this?

Most Hollywood movies end with the good guys winning and the bad guys in jail or dead. How true is that to the Old West?

True West calls the Tombstone battle the “Gunfight Behind the O.K. Corral,” while Earp historian Allen Barra calls it the “Street Fight in Tombstone.” How did people in the 19th century refer to it?

UPDATES: The Lone Bandit and Shalako

roadtrip

The Beecher’s Island Boys

collectingthewest

Rock Island’s Rare Rig

In the Old West, did men carrying six-shooters leave one chamber empty as a safety measure?