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Running Irons by G.R. Williamson

       

    In Texas, one of the quickest ways to be strung up by your neck was to be caught carrying "running irons" rolled up in your bedroll. The mere possession of these rustler's tools meant an on-the-spot trial for the rider that usually resulted in a rancher hollering, "String him up!" No judge, no lawyers, no arguing - just pure and simple justice. Keep Reading...

The Oatman Massacre by Gary Every

       

    On February 18th, 1851 a covered wagon climbed the steep bank rising above the Gila River. On board the covered wagon were Royce and Mary Oatman with their seven children ranging in age from seventeen to one year of age. A group of Native American warriors attacked the wagon in what became known as the Oatman Massacre. Keep Reading...

New York City, Wild West USA by John A. Vikara

       

    "Go west, young man," was the advice of John Souce but made famous by Horace Greeley of the New York Tribune in 1851. From then until the twentieth century there was a constant shifting of people, first westward and then back, a weaving of events or personal circumstances that, like opposite poles of an invisible magnet, attracted personalities between New York City and the Wild West. Keep Reading...

Scooping Black Bart by Daniel J. Demers

       

    The news of Black Bart's arrest had made the papers a few days earlier but beyond that little was known about the mysterious stage robber. He was taken to San Andreas, Calaveras County, pled guilty and was sentenced. Keep Reading...

John Wesley Hardin: Folk Hero or Murderer? by Matthew Pizzolato

       

    As with any historical figure, there are quite a few myths surrounding the life of John Wesley Hardin. Simply put, Hardin was a product of his time. He led a tumultuous and violent lifestyle, as did most men who carried a gun during the settling of this country. He lived by the gun and he died by it too. Keep Reading...



Buckskin Frank Leslie by Gary Every

Published on Wednesday, August 13, 2014



Top 10 Books on Old West Gambling by G.R. Williamson

Published on Thursday, April 3, 2014



Top 10 Great Gambling Halls of the Old West by G.R. Williamson

Published on Thursday, March 27, 2014



Bob Ford Speaks His Mind by J. R. Lindermuth

Published on Saturday, February 1, 2014



The Life of Pauline Cushman by Gary Every

Published on Tuesday, September 10, 2013



The Legend of the Cowboy Light by Gary Every

Published on Tuesday, February 26, 2013



Stetson: The History Of An American Brand by Philip J. Reed

Published on Tuesday, December 4, 2012



Poker Alice by Gary Every

Published on Friday, October 5, 2012



Cowboys by Janett L. Grady

Published on Tuesday, October 2, 2012



Tombstone's Toughest Preacher by Gary Every

Published on Monday, April 30, 2012



The Drew Station Stagecoach Robbery by Gary Every

Published on Thursday, March 23, 2012



A Failure of Law: The Reno Gang by Janett L. Grady

Published on Tuesday, February 21, 2012



Baseball & The American Indian by Lowell "Zeke" Ziemann

Published on Thursday, February 9, 2012



Sam Houston: Hero of Texas by Janett L. Grady

Published on Friday, December 16, 2011



Annie Oakley: Little Sure Shot by Janett L. Grady

Published on Tuesday, November 15, 2011



The Debonair Killer: Marion Hedgepeth by Janett L. Grady

Published on Wednesday, October, 12, 2011



Charlie Parkhurst: Knight of the Road by Janett L. Grady

Published on Friday, September 16, 2011



Bass Reeves: U.S. Deputy Marshal by Matthew Pizzolato

Published on Sunday, September 4, 2011



Jesse James: American Outlaw and Folk Hero by Matthew Pizzolato

Published on Sunday, September 4, 2011



The Sundance Kid: Harry Longbaugh by Matthew Pizzolato

Published on Wednesday, November 3, 2010



Charles Goodnight: Legendary Cattleman by Matthew Pizzolato

Published on Thursday, July 1, 2010



Butch Cassidy - American Desperado and Outlaw by Matthew Pizzolato

Published on Friday, September 4, 2009

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