News and events celebrating the days of yesterday, plus author Robert Jay’s 10 reasons for second thoughts about the Second Amendment.
Bob McCubbin, whose collection of gunfighter and lawmen photographs has long dazzled fans of the Wild West, talks about collecting and his position as president of the recently formed Wild West History Association.
Herman Lehmann lived with the Apaches and Comanches in the 1870s.
Gunfighters and Lawmen
By Jay O’Connell
California outlaw Chris Evans robbed trains and sometimes killed, but there was another side to him—tender, loving father of Eva Evans.
Pioneers and Settlers
By Layton L. Hooer
About a half dozen years before William F. Cody was first called Buffalo Bill, Kansas frontiersman William Mathewson was known by that famous moniker.
By Mike Coppock
Chief Bowles and the Cherokees of Texas were friends of Sam Houston, but Houston’s successor as president of the republic, Mirabeau Lamar, wanted to get rid of them.
By John R. Sanders
Faro on the frontier took many forms from impromptu affairs on street corners to banks run by opulent gambling dens—the only trouble was finding an honest game.
By Jim Pettengill
Among the best mines in Animas Forks, Colo., were the Gold Prince, Columbus, Red Cloud, Silver Coin, Early Bird, Little Roy and the Big Giant.
By Linda Wommack
The recently built Pikes Peak Heritage Center commemorates Cripple Creek, which was once the richest gold camp in Colorado.
Guns of the West
By Lee A. Silva
From the 1850s to 1870s, gun makers on the West Coast produced California bear rifles, large-caliber muzzleloaders made expressly for killing grizzlies.
Art of the West
By Johnny D. Boggs
New Mexico literary icon Max Evans has a way with words, a way with horses and a way with cowboy pictures.
Must-read books and must-see movies about judges in the Wild West. Plus reviews of recent nonfiction books and a look at the DVD The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford and Comanche Moon.
This Patterson Colt went for $330,000.