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December 2016 Table of Contents

By HistoryNet Staff
9/28/2016 • Wild West Magazine

FEATURES

Cover Story

‘THIS PRECIOUS PAIR’
By Larry D. Ball
Hired killer Tom Horn and cattle baron John Coble found common cause in Wyoming

CHRISTMAS WITH THE CUSTERS AND CARRINGTONS
By John H. Monnett
Yuletide on the frontier wasn’t always happy for George, Libbie, Henry and Margaret

SAVING CAPTAIN TEN EYCK
By John Koster
He was court-martialed for failing Fetterman, but a famous general reinstated him

RIDE OF A LIFETIME
By Gene Gade
In December 1866 John “Portugee” Phillips braved a blizzard to aid a desperate fort

SHOT BY A STARR
By Art T. Burton
In 1893 stellar lawman Floyd Wilson fell victim to fugitive outlaw Henry Starr

UNDER THE LANCE AT SAN PASQUAL
By Will and John Gorenfeld
General Stephen Kearny underrated his Californio foe and charged into trouble


On the Cover:
Tom Horn holds a rope he braided in 1902 at the Cheyenne office of Laramie County Sheriff Ed Smalley, the lawman who arrested him for the murder of 14-year-old Willie Nickell. (American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming)

 

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DEPARTMENTS

EDITOR’S LETTER

LETTERS

ROUNDUP

INTERVIEW
By Candy Moulton
Nancy Plain turns childhood inspiration into great history for young readers

WESTERNERS
Former lawman Thomas Rynning and ex-outlaw Emmett Dalton get “booked”

GUNFIGHTERS AND LAWMEN
By Constance R. Cherba
Gang leader W.W. Brown stirred a hornet’s nest in Bellevue, Iowa Territory

PIONEERS AND SETTLERS
By Deanna Kerr
Trouser-like bloomers proved a boon to uncomfortable California women

WESTERN ENTERPRISE
By Lazelle Jones
Northeast Nevada’s Cottonwood Ranch has aged well in the Agee family

ART OF THE WEST
By Johnny D. Boggs
Montana sculptor Mari Bolen pays homage to the Plains Indians but particularly the Nez Perces

INDIAN LIFE
By Jay L. Warner
Tonto Apache El-chees-choos rode with four renegades but hanged alone

STYLE
Showcasing the West in art, film, fashion and more

COLLECTIONS
By Linda Wommack
Rodeo is king at Colorado Springs’ ProRodeo Hall of Fame and Museum

GHOST TOWNS
By Terry Halden
An agricultural research station seeded growth in Moccasin, Montana

GUNS OF THE WEST
By George Layman
Did bunco artist Soapy Smith carry either of these two revolvers?

REVIEWS
Larry Ball lists Tom Horn books and videos, plus reviews of new books, including John Davis’ The Trial of Tom Horn

GO WEST
Life amid the domed lodges of Mandan, North Dakota

 

ONLINE EXTRAS

TOM HORN: MISUNDERSTOOD MISFIT
Yes, by Horn’s own admission, “killing men” for money was his specialty, but Chip Carlson says the man “was otherwise intelligent, sensitive and religious.” The author adds, “The question of his guilt or innocence and the enigma of the man’s personality remain.”

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