Print newsmen were the chroniclers of the the Old West, but now newspapers, too, are fading into history.
The August 2009 issue of Wild West features stories about legendary lawman Bat Masterson, John Wesley Powell's rafting trek down the Grand Canyon, mountain man Joe Walker, the fate of outlaw Jessie Evans and the restoration of a Yosemite touring stagecoach.
Such intrepid 19th-century explorers as Joe Walker, John Wesley Powell, Benjamin Bonneville, Jedediah Smith and others explored much of the West, yet there remain corners for curious minds to explore.
‘The historical record documents rather conclusively that cannibalism did occur at the Donner Lake campsite, as well as at Alder Creek’ Charlie Russell’s Mountains Those are not the...
George and Libbie Custer, the 1876 Centennial International Exhibition, scout Medicine Bill Comstock, Doc Holliday's nemesis Perry Mallon, and Monument Valley are all featured in the June 2009 issue of Wild West magazine.
‘Nebo’s story would make a great movie, as would Eugene Blair, the Wells Fargo stagecoach shotgun guard. But what we really need is an accurate film on the life of William F. Cody’ Buffalo...
Monument Valley, Arizona, has long stood a symbol of the American West, from its early history as a home to the Anasazi and Navajos through pioneer days to its modern-day incarnation as iconic Western film backdrop.
Following the 1864 Elm Creek Raid, Britt Johnson went in search of his family, taken captive by Kiowa and Comanche Raiders. His story would later inspire the book and movie The Searchers.
‘I had occasion to visit the Infernal Caverns…and what an experience it was. Stickers everywhere, and hardened clay potholes and plenty of mosquitoes....But it was worth the trip’ Two He...
Abraham Lincoln, bandit Joaquin Murrieta, outlaw Bill Downing, the ingenious chuck wagon and the incident that inspired the film The Searchers are all featured in the April 2009 issue of Wild West magazine
Buffalo Bill Cody, Wells Fargo guard Eugene Blair, Charley Nebo, buffalo and mules are featured in the February 2009 issue of Wild West magazine
Readers of Wild West magazine express their views on the Antebellum period in the Old West and on the Plains Indians Wars. There is also information about a DVD of the 1908 film, A Bank Robbery.
Buffalo Bill was more than just the world-famous showman of Wild West fame. He was also a tested frontier scout who daunted Indians and impressed generals.
Table of Contents for the December 2008 issue of Wild West magazine, featuring articles on Wild Bill Hickok, Deadwood, John and Jessie Fremont, staghounds, and the 1838 fight at Battle Creek, Texas.
Readers of Wild West magazine draw a bead on Roger Pocock and Butch Cassidy and perceived challenges to the Second Amendment.
Did John Wesley Hardin face down Wild Bill Hickok? Legend has it the two famous gunfighters confronted each other in Abilene.