True West July/August 2020


Pearl Hart And A Posse Of Wild Women

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Wear It Like a Western Star!

Tack up with one of these great companies and live large like one of your cowboy-movie heroes.

Punch Your Ticket West!

Western heritage railways and railroad museums are open and ready for passengers.

True West Moments

Life on the Western frontier was not easy for anyone, but strong-willed women who settled the West were determined to not just survive, but to thrive.

Battle Tested, Battle Scarred

The 1873 .45-70 Trapdoor Springfield was issued to troopers just before the Battle of Little Bighorn, and its success and failure that fateful June day in 1876 is still highly debated.

When Whiskey Ruled The West

From Lewis and Clark until Prohibition, the golden elixir was as good as gold.

Satin, Lace and Cherry Pie

The true story of how a small-town Texas girl became legendary madam, Big Bertha.

Locked and Loaded!

Pearl Hart and a posse of sharpshooting Western women shaped the West from the barroom to the courthouse.

Homesteaders, Heroines and Hell-Raisers

It was a century ago that American women were granted suffrage, but they had been proving their equality in the settlement of the West long before.


Western Roundup

For July/August 2020

Lubbock, Texas

A little bit country, a little bit rock and a whole lot of Texas is ready to be discovered in the West Texas town.

What History Has Taught Me: Jana Bommersbach

Journalist, Historian, Novelist

Ask the Marshall True West Magazine

Bowlegged Cowboys, Wagon Bosses and Apaches

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We Won’t Back Down

Western women led the way for woman suffrage 50 years before 19th Amendment became the law of the land.

The Nude Duel that Will Not Die

Whores Bang Away | Notorious Narcissist Nicked in Neck | History is a Cruel Trick Played on the Dead by the Living

Cimarron’s Old Model 1894 Rifle

Known as America’s Deer Rifle, this 126-year-old lever-action is back again in its original 1890s configuration.

Sharlot Hall’s Name is Writ Large in Arizona History

But few know the depth of her legacy.

Western Books & Movies

Failure is Impossible

Chris Enss’s take on woman suffrage in the West in "No Place for a Woman"; a new Spillane-Collins noir Western; the Civil War out West; and women on the range.

The Wild, Wild West

Now, more than ever, it’s time to rediscover your favorite Westerns and enjoy recent productions that keep the Old West alive in film and television.

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A Fistful of Ladies

Women may love Westerns, but only a handful have directed one.