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Six-guns & Sluggers

How 150 Years ago baseball’s Cincinnati Red Stockings invaded the West by rail and seeded the national pastime across the Western frontier.

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The Wonders Of The West

Discover our collective past, curated and interpreted in the best history museums of the Western United States.

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The Long Journey Home

New Mexico’s historic Fort Stanton memorializes the courageous officer’s name, but the tragedy behind the young captain’s death and burial bears remembering.

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The Glorious & Tragic Last Days of Geronimo

In spite of being a prisoner of war, Goyathlay (his real name) rode in Teddy Roosevelt’s inaugural parade and visited the White House. With his growing national notoriety he began to cash in. He favored three-piece suits, and he had a sweet tooth for lemon pie. He was a master haggler and, by one account, a fearless homemaker. Truth be told, he was a master at beating the White Man at his own game. At the end of his long, rich life, what was his dying wish?

A schoolteacher in New Mexico found the answer.

This is that story.

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Modern West Pioneers

Western hat makers keep their craft alive one customer — one hat — at a time.

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The Art of the West

Artists’ interpretations of Western history, then and now.

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The Last Days of Kate & Doc

Kate “Big Nose” Elder recalls her final,  violent days with Doc Holliday, the Earps and the Cow-boys in the Arizona Territory town of Tombstone.