Billy the Kid, Almost Home

   I know why Billy the Kid didn’t leave New Mexico when Pat Garrett was hunting him.    Because Billy was home; the only home he had ever had.    Before Lincoln and Fort Sumner, the Kid’s mother, Catherine McCarty, moved the family from New York to Indianapolis, to Wichita and Denver, to Santa Fe and Silver City,…

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Tom Rizzo and His Stories: You Can’t Stop With One

  Hello readers: I began to read The Lawbreakers, by Tom Rizzo, a few days ago and couldn’t stop, so I finished and bought The Law Keepers. Real-life stories about the West’s lawmen and their opponents are like popcorn, once you start you don’t want to stop. So, of course, my next move was to interview author Tom…

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Billy The Kid–To Hell on a Fast Horse

Author Mark Gardner tells us everything we wanted to know about Billy the Kid; that Billy had a (previously undiscovered) brother he visited, and Billy was armed when he was killed. Experts have led us to believe the kid was not armed.

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Bob Boze Bell and His True West

True West magazine continues to evolve and is in the process of expanding its reach digitally, online. The Facebook page is breaking new ground every day with images snagging hundreds of thousands of views.

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Thom Ross Reimagines Custer, Wyatt Earp and the Old West

He is interpreting Western legend, explaining its higher meanings and defending it.

Thom Ross is the only artist who has ever created 200 full-sized figures depicting the Seventh Cavalry and the Sioux and Cheyenne fighting at the Little Big Horn–and in 2005 the figures were actually erected on the battlefield.

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Robert Utley Talks Billy, Custer and Sitting Bull

Was Custer really unfaithful to Libbie and was he unfaithful with an Indian
woman?
I believe, and so contended in my biography of Custer, that he was sleeping with the Cheyenne Monaseeta while in camp after the Washita fight, Utley said.

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Johnny Boggs: Western Writer Talks About His Life and Career

The problem is most people think of westerns as Louis L’Amour and Zane Grey, and those readers are usually older males.

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