Wild West Editorial
Published: March 31, 2013 at 2:46 pm
Our 25th Anniversary! Wild West has been informing and entertaining readers with true tales and images of the Old West since June 1988.
Published: January 31, 2013 at 5:39 pm
Con man Jefferson Randolph "Soapy" Smith II stirred up trouble on the frontier and still sparks controversy today.
Published: November 29, 2012 at 3:24 pm
Most Americans have heard the name Geronimo, but few know about the Apache warrior's reputation as a healer.
Published: October 02, 2012 at 11:39 am
Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday had a friendship as famed as their 1881 fight with the Cowboys in Tombstone.
Published: August 19, 2012 at 4:18 pm
"Killin' Jim" Miller may have been the deadliest gun for hire in the West - that is, until the good citizens of Ada, Oklahoma, put a permanent end to his bad ways.
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 30, 2012 at 3:27 pm
The 19-century Wild West was notorious for its violence, but would any of its cold-blooded man-killers meet the modern definition of a serial killer?
Published: February 05, 2012 at 5:37 pm
Red Cloud often gets third billing—behind Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse—in the annals of Sioux history, but that is selling short his historic contributions, says R. Eli Paul, editor of the great chief's autobiography
Published: December 01, 2011 at 5:57 pm
In 2012 Americans will mark the 150th anniversary of the Homestead Act, while New Mexicans and Arizonans throw their respective 100th birthday parties.
Published: October 06, 2011 at 4:22 pm
As valuable as our cover image of the Fort Worth Five may be, the only known tintype of Billy the Kid fetched $2.3 million at auction last summer.
Published: August 05, 2011 at 1:20 pm
Texas produced more than its fair share of Old West gunslingers.
Published: June 03, 2011 at 9:53 am
Lincoln County, N.M., is as much Pat Garrett country as Billy the Kid country.
Published: March 30, 2011 at 3:17 pm
Baseball and the West remain editor Greg Lalire's lifelong obsessions - but he's not alone.
Published: February 03, 2011 at 1:23 pm
The ruggedly handsome phrase "Wild West" dates from the 1840s, while the Wild West you're reading turns 24 this year.
Published: December 02, 2010 at 4:44 pm
Few frontier women remain in Americans' memories these decades later, but Calamity was a hard-drinking, big-talking exception even in her day.
Published: October 01, 2010 at 10:54 am
This issue of Wild West travels from Idaho, Wyoming and the Dakotas down to the Texas Panhandle and Billy the Kid country in New Mexico, where our editor and the Kid once roamed.