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February 2017 Table of Contents

By HistoryNet Staff
11/23/2016 • Wild West Magazine

FEATURES

Cover Story

‘A HOME OR PERISH’
By Bob Palmquist
David Crockett and the other Tennessee Mounted Volunteers gave their lives for liberty at the Alamo

HORSEHEAD CROSSING ON THE PECOS
By Sherry Robinson
One of few fords on the Texas river, it exacted a harsh toll on those who dared approach it

THE UNSUNG TEXAS HERO
By Seldon B. Graham Jr.
Intrepid Joseph Bonnell kept the Caddos from siding with Mexico in the Texas Revolution

MISSOURI RIVER EPIC
By John Koster
Charles Larpenteur, born outside Paris, wrote a firsthand account of his star-crossed 40 years as a fur trader on the American frontier

BLOODY TRACKS IN THE SNOW
By Chuck Lyons
In March 1910 killer avalanches struck trains in Washington state and British Columbia

NEBRASKA TURNS 150
Bob Stinson and others picture the Cornhusker State on the eve of its 2017 sesquicentennial


On the Cover: 
David Crockett: Hero of the Alamo, depicted in a painting by James Edwin McConnell (1903–95), had achieved fame as a U.S. congressman but found immortality as an Alamo defender alongside his fellow Tennessee Mounted Volunteers. (James Edwin McConnell/Private Collection/© Look and Learn/Bridgeman Images)

 

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DEPARTMENTS

EDITOR’S LETTER

LETTERS

ROUNDUP

INTERVIEW
By Johnny D. Boggs
T.J. Stiles garners Pulitzer No. 2 for Custer’s Trials

WESTERNERS
Luckless in the goldfields, Montana vigilante John X. Beidler prospected for “human fiends”

GUNFIGHTERS AND LAWMEN
By Rita Ackerman
From the gallows condemned murderer Jochin Timmerman cursed his luck and the town of Goldendale, Washington Territory

PIONEERS AND SETTLERS
By John Koster
Fur and buffalo robe trader Kenneth McKenzie was “King of the Missouri”

WESTERN ENTERPRISE
By David McCormick
Woodward and Chorpenning were first to tote mail overland to California

ART OF THE WEST
By Johnny D. Boggs
Painter Don Prechtel has rendered realistic Western scenes since the 1960s

INDIAN LIFE
By David McCormick
Pawnees long fought the Sioux, sometimes alongside U.S. soldiers

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

COLLECTIONS
By Linda Wommack
The Charles Goodnight Historical Center honors the pioneer cattleman

GUNS OF THE WEST
By George Layman
Dixie Gun Works has handled original and replica guns since 1954

GHOST TOWNS
By Melody Groves
Dearfield, Colo., was dear to black farmers and their families—for a while

REVIEWS
David Crockett is king of the books and videos on Bob Palmquist’s list. Plus reviews of Paul Hedren’s Powder River and the 2016 Western remake of The Magnificent Seven

GO WEST
The northern lights spin a crazy quilt over interior Alaska

 

ONLINE EXTRAS

THE ALAMO, WELL REMEMBERED
“It is no exaggeration to see the Battle of the Alamo as the pivotal historical moment leading to the fulfillment of America’s continental destiny,” writes Western historian Paul Andrew Hutton in this Spur Award–winning article.

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