Classic True West
Circle the Wagons!

Circle the Wagons!

Emanuel Leutze’s 1863 oil Indians Attacking a Wagon Train vividly captured and perpetuated the fears of Americans migrating West on the Overland...

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Shooting Back

Shooting Back

Our readers remind us of the variables and vagaries of historic truths, “well-established” facts, headlines and historical photographs. Flags...

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Truth Be Known

Truth Be Known

Old Vaquero Saying “Ain’t nothin’ like ridin’ a fine horse in new country.” Quotes “Whatever is their fortune, good or bad, the leader is the person...

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Shrine of Liberty

Shrine of Liberty

On April 7, 1905, President Theodore Roosevelt addressed a crowd of enthusiastic supporters at the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas. A month after his...

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Best of the West 2022

Best of the West 2022

Our 20th Annual Celebration of the Absolute Best of the West The year 2021 was a year of both reflection and celebration. Once again, as spring...

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Shooting Back

Shooting Back

The Real Deal: Ben Johnson The November 2021 cover story “Ben Johnson: A True American Cowboy” by Marshall Trimble struck a sentimental chord with...

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Truth Be Known

Truth Be Known

Old Vaquero Saying “You can’t change the truth, but the truth can change you.” Quotes “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new...

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The Edge of the West

The Edge of the West

William Henry Jackson, a member of the Hayden Survey, photographed the miners working the North Star and Mountaineer lodes at their camp on King...

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Will Comstock

Will Comstock

Will “Medicine Bill” Comstock was an enigma to many of his contemporaries. Some claimed he was a half-breed Cheyenne, and others that he had been...

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Shooting Back

Shooting Back

The Many Faces of the Mountain Man A year ago, True West’s cover featured the fine art painting by ZS Liang titled Mountain Man. Liang’s masterpiece...

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