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Whole Lotta Love

Whole Lotta Love

Giving our mothers and grandmothers their due is more than satisfying. Back in 1994 I had it on my schedule to do one of my timeline books on “The...

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My Stage Partners

My Stage Partners

Fred Nolan and Robert Utley could riff with the best of them. In April of 2012, I was giving a history talk in a tent on the concourse of Ruidoso...

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Crazy Hunt

Crazy Hunt

Our team’s quest to capture Crazy Horse’s visage was a bear.     There are no known photographs of Crazy Horse. Yes, there are several...

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Ditch the Derby

Ditch the Derby

One of the problems Bat Masterson has in terms of his Old West legend is he is typecast as a city slicker, always wearing a derby. But the real Bat...

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Gobsmacked!

Gobsmacked!

  Thanks to the late, great Gus Walker (“The Mapinator”), you are about to experience the very best step by step, blow-by-blow maps and visuals...

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Hats off to 1883

Hats off to 1883

Our new favorite show in the Land of the Nitpickers. All Images of “1883” Courtesy Paramount+/Robert Duvall Image Courtesy CBS Television We love...

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Tombstone Redux

Tombstone Redux

Let’s find someone to refilm Kevin Jarre’s original script and complete his dream. Thanks to Jeff Morey, the historical consultant on Tombstone I...

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An O.K. Day!

An O.K. Day!

Funny what a hunch can produce. I didn’t see any ads or notices about the event in Tombstone. I just knew I had to be there, in the corral, for the...

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The Seekers

The Seekers

It has become somewhat of a tradition at True West magazine to do a mountain man on the December cover. In the past two decades we have run at least...

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Poetry in Motion

Poetry in Motion

Ben Johnson knew how to set a horse. In our universe there are numerous classic cowboy stars, and then there is one true cowboy who also became a...

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Wider Herd

Wider Herd

  Long may our stories be told. When my Illustrated Life and Times of Wyatt Earp book was first published (1993), I did a book-signing at the...

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