Published: June 02, 2012 at 12:43 pm
The August 2012 issue of Wild West features stories about the one and only photo of Billy the Kid, the 1857 Utah Expedition, the myth of smallpox being spread to Indians in blankets, Arizona Territory lawman Bob Paul's gunfight in Mexico's Sierra Madre, and Northern Cheyenne Chief Little Wolf.
Published: June 02, 2012 at 11:45 am
There is only one authenticated photograph of Billy the Kid, although other alleged shots of the infamous outlaw have turned up from time to time. Do you believe another photo of the Kid exists? If one did, what episode of …
Published: June 02, 2012 at 11:40 am
Retired law officer R. Michael Wilson has a nose for detailing Western robberies, murders and executions.
Published: June 02, 2012 at 9:52 am
New Hampshire-born artist Roy Andersen, 82, was drawn to the West and strives for accuracy in such works as "The Medicine Pony."
Published: June 02, 2012 at 8:38 am
Already famous for his daring deeds in California and Arizona Territory, lawman Bob Paul outdid himself in Chihuahau, Mexico, in a showdown with a trio of desperate armed train robbers
Published: June 01, 2012 at 6:29 pm
James Donovan's Blood of Heroes is among the most thorough existing one-volume histories of the Alamo, making it an excellent starting point for aficionados of all things Texas.
Published: June 01, 2012 at 6:12 pm
In Line in the Sand, Rachel St. John recalls the frontier origins of the U.S.-Mexico border and the complicated and often-contentious issues that persist even today.
Published: June 01, 2012 at 6:02 pm
Clay Jenkinson's A Free and Hardy Life looks at Teddy Roosevelt's transformational time in the Dakotas, where he regained the health and spirit that propelled him into the presidency.
Published: June 01, 2012 at 5:48 pm
In Empire of Shadows, George Black delves into the human history behind Yellowstone National Park, one of history's greatest natural wonders.
Published: June 01, 2012 at 5:27 pm
Clarissa Confer's book The Cherokee Nation in the Civil War gives the Indian perspective of the tribe's decision to side with the Confederacy and the dire consequences.
Published: June 01, 2012 at 5:05 pm
Jack Stokes Ballard has compiled the history of an Army officer and Medal of Honor recipient whose career spanned the frontier era.
Published: June 01, 2012 at 4:15 pm
Director Michael Feifer had plenty of good material in the real-life killing of Dodge City prostitute Dora Hand, but he fails to deliver the goods in this straight-to-DVD film.
Published: May 31, 2012 at 9:27 am
The only known image of Billy the Kid, a tintype that recently sold at auction for $2.3 million, leaves us wondering, What if there are more images of the Kid out there?
Published: March 31, 2012 at 1:34 am
The June 2012 issue of Wild West features stories about Libbie Custer's enduring love for her "Boy General," the "Arapaho Five" at the Little Bighorn, plural marriage among the Plains Indians, Kansas' lethal innkeepers the Bloody Benders, and the long-gone California grizzlies.
Published: March 31, 2012 at 1:12 am
The Bloody Benders of Kansas were reputedly the worst serial killers of the Old West. Does anyone else on the frontier even come close? Note: The Benders sure enough killed many unwary travelers, but greed seemed their principal motive.…
Published: March 30, 2012 at 11:59 pm
Since 1961 the Fort Worth museum has showcased the works of Remington, Russell and other legends of Western art.