To The Point
This issue marks the return of two of my favorite “Kids.” One is the legendary outlaw who sparked in me a lifetime of research on his short and violent life, and the other is the legendary scholar who, so far, has had a long and peaceful life, interrupted by eloquent tirades against the machine.
From The Blog
A James Gang member couldn’t turn himself in. Jim Cummins was not the most enthusiastic member of the James-Younger Gang. […]
Dick Liddil found a new calling at the race track. Dick Liddil joined the James Gang in 1879, near the […]
Frank James’ brief retirement brought peace and contentment. For Frank James, the years just after the James-Younger Gang’s disastrous raid […]
Daniel Boone and the Birth of the Frontier Movement
Bold, Brazen Bank-Robbing Bandit of the Indian Territory
In January 1879, the Northern Cheyenne breakout from Fort Robinson ends IN A bloody one-sided victory for the Army.
Travel back in time on America's historic western trails and discover where history happened during the building of a nation.
Western pioneers brought the yuletide tradition of roast goose to their holiday hearths.
Enchanted Rock is a dome of pink granite that rises about 385 feet above the bed of Sandy Creek. Its name comes from folklore; Indians credited the dome with magical powers.
Discover the Lone Star State, from Nacogdoches to Austin , 175 years later .
For her he took a bullet in the heart.
Gary Goldstein joined the book publishing biz in 1988. This is his first appearance in True West. He cannot promise it will be his last.
Who was the first sheriff to pursue outlaws in a motorized vehicle? Why'd the women of the Donner Party fare better than the men? And more!
As the holidays approach, western communities around the country are celebrating, cowboy style.
German settlers brought unique culture to Texas Hill Country.
The San Elizario salt flats were the prize in a Texas feud.
Our readers remind us of the variables and vagaries of historic truths, “well-established” facts, headlines and historical photographs.
Cowan's annual American Indian Art Auction sells out.
But we’re so lucky they once did.
A coal camp teacher discovered herself and the world in the Mohrland, Utah, melting pot.
Western Books & Movies
In the last quarter of the year, publishers are busily touting end-of-the year books and next year’s early releases. From advance copies I have received, I believe fans of Western history and fiction will be busy for the next few months buying and reading a bounty of offerings from publishers, small and large.
Producer Bobby Roberts’ Western ensemble Monte Walsh remains a classic 50 years later.
A new biography on the bonanza-seeking Earps, plus new Western histories and biographies on an Old West rifle, Spanish Texas, a coal war gunman and a Sioux War reporter.