Cliff Hanger


In April of 1883, General Crook mounted a massive expedition force to go after Geronimo and his warriors in Mexico. Assigned to cover the story for the New York Herald, A. Frank Randall brought along a camera and glass plates packed by a mule. Barely a week into the expedition, five mules were killed when they lost their footing on the narrow high mountain trails in the Sierra Madres. One fell hundreds of feet to its doom. The unfortunate animal carried Randall’s cherished camera and glass plates with it.

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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.