To The Point
One of my favorite working vacations was staying at the Maynard Dixon cabin and art studio in Mount Carmel, Utah, in September of 2017. I finished my book on Wild Bill in the rock-sided studio’s great room. You can stay there as well and I highly recommend it. I have also made a few runs at Maynard and his geometric style myself.
— Photo and Artwork by Bob Boze Bell —
Artists’ interpretations of Western history, then and now.
A historic show honoring the West’s greatest Artist.
Kate “Big Nose” Elder recalls her final, violent days with Doc Holliday, the Earps and the Cow-boys in the Arizona Territory town of Tombstone.
The truth behind the legend of Barney “Idaho Bill” Pearson.
Famed French artist Rosa Bonheur’s fascination with Buffalo Bill and his Wild West inspired a friendship and artwork for the ages.
Wells Fargo’s shotgun messenger Mike Tovey was among the bravest of them all.
What was the cost of room and board at a Harvey House?
Did early American Indians believe in God?
For October 2019.
The historic Osage Nation capital city reflects the rich history of the Indian tribe.
How did robbers find out about which stagecoach was carrying a payroll?
Wyatt Earp & Doc Holliday vs Texas Cowboys.
Did Old West gunfighters really tie down their holsters?
Explore the Great Plains from Wyoming to Kansas and discover the truth behind the stories of legendary Western lawman “Bear River” Tom Smith.
Did cowboys use gloves in their work?
Although it wasn’t well received in the American West, it laid the foundation for Smith & Wesson’s more successful future revolvers.
Did any Western lawmen have a reputation for shooting first, and asking questions later, when it came to suspects?
The Prix de West at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum still rides high.
Of all the TV Westerns from the 1950s and ’60s, which was the most realistic in terms of scenery, clothing and dialog?
She had a different view on Tombstone, Doc and the Earps.
Western Books & Movies
Review of Eric Red's Hanging Fire.
Review of Mark Santiago’s A Bad Peace and a Good War: Spain and the Mescalero Apache Uprising of 1795-1799.
The once and future "Django" is still a star 55 years after being cast in his first Western role.
Review of The Civil War on the Rio Grande, 1846–1876.
For collectors and aficionados of Western art and Western art books, the publishing year of 2019 is shaping up to be one of the best.