Border Crossers

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Illustration by Bob Boze Bell

In the old days (early twentieth century) riders were often hard pressed to know exactly where the Mexican border was and often cowboys wandered back and forth looking for strays. Few people realize Texas John Slaughter’s Arizona ranch also went deep into Sonora and his cowboys rode back and forth on the slightest whim. Hard to believe today.

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Bob Boze Bell

In 1999, Bob Boze Bell and partners bought True West magazine (published since 1953) and moved the editorial offices to Cave Creek, Arizona. Bell has published and illustrated books on Billy the Kid, Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday, as well as Classic Gunfights, an Old West gunfight book series. His latest books are The 66 Kid and True West Moments.