Published: November 26, 2013 at 5:52 pm
The February 2014 issue of Wild West features stories about the bad blood between Dodge City lawmen "Mysterious Dave" Mather and Tom Nixon, a Prescott (Arizona Territory) court session that turned bloody, Pat Garrett's writer pal Emerson Hough, hot-tempered Joe Dye of the California oilfields, and Missourian Mack Marsden and his lynching in the press.
Published: November 26, 2013 at 5:38 pm
Badge wearers in the Wild West sometimes spent time on the wrong side of the law. Whom do you consider the quintessential two-faced lawman—"Mysterious Dave" Mather, Henry Newton Brown, Henry Plummer, Wyatt Earp, Burton Alvord, William Robinson (alias Ben Wheeler), …
Published: November 26, 2013 at 5:04 pm
That a lynch mob targeted Mack Marsden was bad enough, then newspapers nationwide botched the story—not an unusual occurrence in the days of competitive freelance reporting
Published: November 26, 2013 at 3:43 pm
Women, particularly mothers, did much of the taming out West and most of the civilizing that followed.
Published: November 26, 2013 at 12:34 pm
The late Coloradan was home on the range and in the studio.
Published: November 26, 2013 at 11:25 am
During the California Gold Rush did Frenchmen really flock west in search of riches? Bien sûr, says author Malcolm Rohrbough in his book Rush to Gold: The French and the California Gold Rush, 1848-1854.
Published: November 25, 2013 at 5:40 pm
The Espinosa trio, who took a murderous rampage through central Colorado in 1863, is the subject of Charles Price's Season of Terror.
Published: November 25, 2013 at 5:29 pm
In Rush to Gold author Malcolm Rohrbough focuses on the French participants in the California Gold Rush, which drew fortune seekers from around the world.
Published: November 25, 2013 at 5:17 pm
American Indians and the Civil War accounts for the 20,000 Indian participants on both sides of that nation-splitting conflict.
Published: November 25, 2013 at 5:04 pm
Robert Barr Smith finds Outlaws both abhorrent and absorbing, at least from a literary standpoint, as his latest volume makes clear.
Published: November 25, 2013 at 4:03 pm
In Imagining Geronimo author William Clements explores the Apache leader in myth and his changing image as depicted through graphic arts, the written word and the silver screen.
Published: November 25, 2013 at 3:21 pm
W.C. Jameson relates the stories of two dozen lost treasures, 14 of them west of the Missouri River, in The Silver Madonna and Other Tales.
Published: October 01, 2013 at 7:18 pm
The December 2013 issue of Wild West features stories about the 1846-47 Donner Party, the Marlow brothers' scrape with Texas vigilantes, Taos Priest Antonio Jose Martinez, Oregon Indian fighter and agent Ben Wright, and U.S. Marshal Hal Gosling's fatal run-in with his own prisoners.
Published: October 01, 2013 at 7:11 pm
In the 1846–47 Donner Party tragedy, 36 of the 81 emigrants trapped in the snow-covered Sierra Nevada died. More than half of the survivors likely ate human flesh to stay alive. What would you do in a similar predicament—resort to …
Published: October 01, 2013 at 5:57 pm
Minimalist Gary Ernest Smith maximizes the graphic potential of Billy the Kid's 1881 escape from New Mexico Territory's Lincoln County Courthouse.
Published: October 01, 2013 at 4:51 pm
Arguments and tasteless wordplay aside, it was cannibalism that set apart the 1846–47 Donner Party as one of the worst tragedies on the 19th-century pioneer trail.