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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. The Revenge...

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Truth Be Known

Truth Be Known

Old Vaquero Sayings “A little nonsense now and then is cherished by the wisest men.” Quotes “Movies are like writing history with...

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Safe Crossing

Safe Crossing

The Little Colorado River starts high on the slopes of Mount Baldy in the White Mountains of Eastern Arizona and flows north across the Colorado...

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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. The Oklahoma...

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Truth Be Known

Truth Be Known

Old Vaquero Sayings “The way to avoid housework is to live outside.” Quotes “I am human, and I think nothing human is alien to me.” —Terence, Former...

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The Best Smirk in the West

The Best Smirk in the West

You only have to look at the smirk on Sharlot Hall’s face to know she just bested nasty men who thought women didn’t belong in photos like this—the...

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Shooting Back

Shooting Back

The Real History of a Handcart When True West lands in my mailbox, I turn first to “Truth Be Known” for its wisdom and wit, then I flip to the great...

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Truth Be Known

Truth Be Known

Old Vaquero Sayings “Fear sees, even when the eyes are closed.”   Quotes “Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity...

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Truth Be Known

Truth Be Known

Old Vaquero Sayings “Be careful when you follow the masses; sometimes the M is silent.”   Quotes “Life can’t defeat a writer who is in love...

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Home on the Range

Home on the Range

For four decades, former Nebraska homesteader-turned-frontier photographer Solomon D. Butcher posed homesteader families and their livestock in...

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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. 1883 and...

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