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  • Flash-in-the-Pan Creede

    A late silver find birthed this Colorado boomtown and drew a cast of colorful characters, including Soapy Smith, Bat Masterson, Bob Ford and Poker Alice...

  • Missing Alamo Missives

    On March 3, 1836, three days before the iconic last stand, Texian couriers slipped several dispatches through Mexican lines. Have those letters vanished from history?...

  • Requiem for a Cowboy Poet

    Badger Clark spent time in a Cuban jail and on an Arizona Territory ranch before becoming the ‘poet lariat’ of South Dakota...

  • Evolution of a Mountain Man: Ceran St. Vrain

    Descended from French nobility, Ceran St. Vrain became by turns a trapper, merchant, Mexican citizen and American patriot...


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Wild West magazine presents the great American frontier from its beginnings to today. America’s western frontier has been a vital part of the country’s myths and reality, from the earliest exploration beyond the territory of the first colonies, to the wide expanses of the western prairies and deserts. Experience the Old West and cowboys and Indians from top historical writers. Wild West brings to life the fascinating history, lore and culture of the great American frontier.