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In 1873, Arthur McCluskie was seeking revenge for the death of his brother two years earlier. He tracked down the […]
August 19, 1871. Several Texas cowboys were seeking revenge for the death of a friend eight days before. They tracked […]
A Century of Fine Art in the Big Bend SRSU Faculty and Students April 20- May 28, 2021 Artwork […]
“One of the most brutal things in the world is your average 19-year-old American boy.” —T.J. Stiles, from Jesse James
Born into the Missouri-Kansas border war over slavery, teenaged Jesse James was destined to live a violent life.
Jesse James in Pop Culture 1875-1903
Billy the Kid’s Gang Vs Pat Garrett’s Posse.
Billy the Kid experts from around the globe weigh in on why these new Billy Bonney documents are significant.
The Highs and Lows in the Continuing Saga of Billy the Kid and Pat Garrett .
William Barret Travis’s Death at the Alamo
How Jesse James became one of Hollywood’s favorite outlaws.
Historical sites, stunning landscapes, welcoming small towns and outdoor adventures await the intrepid Western traveler.
Explore South Dakota’s sacred mountains and discover a bonanza of historic mining towns.
A circle tour of Arizona leads to Old West adventures for the whole family.
Trailing the life and career of black lawman Bass Reeves across Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas.
Crisscross the Cowboy State and discover the miners’ bonanza trails and historic camps.
A century since women received the right to vote, travel to North Dakota and discover the heroines of the Peace Garden State.
Discover the remarkable heritage of the Silver State from Las Vegas to Elko.
Work gets underway on reclaiming the mission of 1836.
The folks of Ely, Nevada, don’t understand the word “No.”
Whiskey bitters became an elixir for women on the frontier.
Discover the Old West history and heritage of one of Arizona’s oldest towns.
Author of over 550 western novels, including 470 novels in the ongoing Gunsmith series.
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Western Books & Movies
Bill Markley’s dual biography on Jesse James and Billy the Kid, a new Texas frontier history, two Western novels and a new history of the American Indian.
Forty years after the release of The Long Riders, the actor-writer-producers, cast members and legendary director Walter Hill reflect on the making of a Western classic.