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The water in many areas of the West was so bad it was said the local beer was healthier and […]
The wagon trains first began heading west in the early 1820s with the opening of the Santa Fe Trail from […]
Humorist Will Rogers once quipped, “Fred Harvey supplied the West in food and wives.” It wasn’t just the excellent food […]
Wells Fargo’s shotgun messenger Mike Tovey was among the bravest of them all.
In large and small institutions, curators create magic through creativity and imagination in the West’s best gallery exhibitions.
Discover the best of our collective Western culture in the exhibits of the top museums of 2019.
Crossing the desert proved an ordeal passengers could never forget.
“Remember Boys, Nothing on God’s Earth Should Stop the United States Mail.”
The final, fateful days of John Ringo.
History is alive in the historic home of the Pony Express and Jesse James.
Two centuries of Old West Heritage awaits discovery across the Natural State.
A shotgun messenger in Old Montana left a great legacy of service and courage.
Why Didn’t Hugh O’Brian Wear a Mustache in The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp?
Jeff Milton vs The Burt Alvord Gang.
What Happened to Mike Cassidy, Butch Cassidy’s Mentor?
The works of several Old West artists sold at high premium at the Heritage Auction.
In the June issue of True West, there are several photos of the mines and miners of George Hearst. How did those men get paid?
Horses rarely get shot in the Westerns, although they often go down when the rider is hit. What about in real life?
What illness did Jim Bowie have that confined him to a cot just before the final Mexican attack on the Alamo?
Shirley McClintock has dedicated her life to preserving the history of Council Grove, Kansas.
What did cowboys read for pleasure?
Did the Cowboys or the Pioneers use Snowshoes in Tough Winters?
Western Books & Movies
Review of Terrence McCauley’s Dark Territory.
Review of Thomas G. Alexander’s Brigham Young and the Expansion of the Mormon Faith.
Review of Gordon H. Chang's Ghosts of Gold Mountain: The Epic Story of the Chinese Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad.
Review of Patricia Tyson Stroud's Bitterroot: The Life and Death of Meriwether Lewis.
Review of Sharps Firearms, The Percussion Era, 1848-1865, Volume I by Roy Marcot, Edward W. Marron, Jr. and Ron Paxton.
John Ford and John Wayne’s classic Western film changed the course of cinema history.