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December 2018 Table of Contents

By HistoryNet Staff
9/27/2018 • Wild West Magazine

FEATURES

Cover Story

THEY RODE FOR WELLS FARGO
By John Boessenecker
Shotgun messengers put their lives on the line to protect the express company’s strongbox treasure

ON THE TRAIL OF PAWNEE KILLER
By John Koster
The Oglala war chief lived up to his ominous name and also eluded Lt. Col. George Custer

EYEWITNESS TO WOUNDED KNEE
By Jim Foral
“It was wholesale murder,” said lawman and Pine Ridge storekeeper George Bartlett

WAR OF THE TOMBSTONE UNDERGROUND
By Bob Palmquist
Two eminent geologists battled in court and print over adjacent mining claims

VENERABLE JEFFERSON BARRACKS
By Jim Winnerman
Built near St. Louis in 1826, it’s the oldest operating military post west of the Mississippi

MURDER IN THE BLACK HILLS
By Matthew Bernstein
George Hearst invested in a Deadwood mine in 1877, violent times for the Dakota boomtown


On the Cover:
A stagecoach driver and guard brave a Western road in the moonlight in W.C. Wyeth’s 1909 painting The Pay Stage. Wells Fargo hired guards, or messengers, to safeguard the treasure-filled strongboxes, not necessarily to protect the drivers. (The Granger Collection)

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DEPARTMENTS

EDITOR’S LETTER

LETTERS

ROUNDUP

INTERVIEW
By Candy Moulton
Robert Utley delivers another solid history of the Western military frontier

WESTERNERS
Pascual Orozco found himself on all sides of the Mexican Revolution

GUNFIGHTERS AND LAWMEN
By B.J. Alderman
Why did a married Kansas sheriff run off with a prisoner named Leon?

PIONEERS AND SETTLERS
By Lazelle Jones
Basques from Spain and France found a home tending sheep in Nevada

WESTERN ENTERPRISE
By J.R. Sanders
Robbing graves to supply cadavers to medical schools was grim business

ART OF THE WEST
By Johnny D. Boggs
Inspired by the West, painter Alfredo Rodriguez moved north from Mexico

INDIAN LIFE
By Kellen Cutsforth
The Mojaves practiced cremation to help the dead enter the spirit world

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

COLLECTIONS
By Linda Wommack
Jeff Smith’s Parlor Museum was where “Soapy” hatched his Alaska scams

GUNS OF THE WEST
By Douglas C. McChristian
A prized Spencer carbine may have seen use against Cochise’s Apaches

GHOST TOWNS
By Lane Parker
There was a time prospectors headed to Timbuctoo—California, that is

REVIEWS
Author John Boessenecker considers books and films about Wells Fargo. Plus reviews of recent books, including his Shotguns and Stagecoaches: The Brave Men Who Rode for Wells Fargo in the Wild West

GO WEST
Yes, Virginia City, there is a Santa Claus

ONLINE EXTRAS

THREE CALIFORNIA PALS DECIDED TO ROB A STAGE
By Harold L. Edwards
The results were deadly for one of the trio that tried to hold up a stagecoach carrying treasure guarded by Wells Fargo expressman William Hendricks

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