True West May 2020

The Real Texas Rangers

Armed And Dangerous

60+ Years of True West Magazine

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The Real Texas Rangers

Armed And Dangerous

La Frontiera

From the settlement of Texas to the Mexican Revolution, The Texas Rangers were the most respected—and feared—law enforcers in Lone Star State history.

Roundup True West Magazine

The Real Lonesome Dove

Thirty-five years after Larry McMurtry’s visionary novel was published, it still inspires our love of Old West History.

Dawson's Brigade True West Magazine

Too Brave To Die

The heroic tale of the Dawson Brigade and Henry Gonzalvo Woods’s remarkable survival at the September 1842 Dawson Massacre.

Bullock Hotel True West Magazine

Eat! Drink! Sleep!

Western historic hotels and saloons offer guests a chance to experience the Old West with all the conveniences of the modern day.


Western Portraits, Unsung Heroes and Villains of the Silver Screen

Here’s a book of old-timey-style photographs, along with biographies of unforgettable movie and TV Western personalities.

Jeff Kidder True West Magazine

Jeff Kidder vs. Naco Policia

“If my ammunition had not given out, I might have served them the same way.”

Classic True West Magazine

“… Not a Single Notch!”

Captain Neal was the calmest Ranger of ’em all. Outlaws never doubted that he’d kill if necessary—he just never let it get necessary.

Gold Rush True West Magazine

North to the Gold Country

Follow the 1898 Klondike and Alaska miners’ overland route from Sacramento to Seattle.

Cowboy Cuisine True West Magazine

Cowboy Cuisine

In the cow towns at the end of the trail, cowboys left the beans and biscuits in camp and dined like city slickers.

Alpine Texas Rangers True West Magazine

Alpine, Texas

Texas’s Big Bend town is a rich crossroads of Western heritage.

Pendleton Cattle Barons True West Magazine

Western Roundup: May 2020

Birding Festivals, Heritage Festivals, Railroads, Rodeos, Stock Shows, Trade Shows and more!

ask the marshall true west magazine

Living, Loving and Dying in the West

Ask The Marshall

Red Shuttleworth True West Magazine

What History Has Taught Me: Red Shuttleworth

Poet, playwright, and writer.

Western Books & Movies

Kit Carson’s War And Peace

Doug Hocking’s latest Southwestern history Terror on the Santa Fe Trail, plus new histories on the Spanish and Mexican Southwest, the Lakota people and a Western tale of Old Arizona.