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Wild West Editorial

Letter From Wild West - December 2012

Gregory Lalire | 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.

Letter From Wild West - October 2012

Gregory Lalire | 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.

Letter From Wild West - August 2012

Gregory Lalire | 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?

Letter from Wild West - June 2012

Gregory Lalire | 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?

Letter from Wild West - April 2012

Gregory Lalire | 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

Letter from Wild West - February 2012

Gregory Lalire | 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.

Letter from Wild West - December 2011

Gregory Lalire | 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.

Letter from Wild West - October 2011

Gregory Lalire | Published: August 05, 2011 at 1:20 pm
Texas produced more than its fair share of Old West gunslingers.

Letter from Wild West - August 2011

Gregory Lalire | Published: June 03, 2011 at 9:53 am
Lincoln County, N.M., is as much Pat Garrett country as Billy the Kid country.

Letter from Wild West - June 2011

Gregory Lalire | Published: March 30, 2011 at 3:17 pm
Baseball and the West remain editor Greg Lalire's lifelong obsessions - but he's not alone.

Letter from Wild West - April 2011

Gregory Lalire | 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.

Letter from Wild West - February 2011

Gregory Lalire | 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.

Letter from Wild West - December 2010

Gregory Lalire | 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.
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