Much has been written concerning the west—most of it clouded through exaggeration and fabrication. because 1953, True West magazine has been dedicated to celebrating the West’s actual shades, giving the lads and girls who settled there actual voices, exploring each triumph and tragedy in their time—and exposing each vice and virtue.
True stories and impressive Legends of the previous West commemorates those unforgettable cowboys, Indians, and town slickers via a mixture of vintage histories and brand-new narratives, all illustrated with photographs—many reproduced right here for the 1st time—of the folks and locations that gave upward push to America’s Western mythology.
With twenty-six tales that mix truth with folklore, this assortment abounds with debts of the recognized and the notorious, together with Sacagawea, Wild invoice Hickok, Pancho Villa, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance child, Davy Crockett, and Wyatt Earp. additionally listed below are lesser-known figures whose tales have been pivotal to shaping the tradition of the period, resembling ecu conquistador Francisco Coronado, rancher “Black Billy” Hill, and fearless lawman Orlando “Rube” Robbins. different stories recount the huge open plains, lawlessness, drama, mayhem, and promise embodied within the previous West.
Whether you’re a heritage buff, an outdated West devotee, or just an individual who's thinking about the characters of America’s early years, those undying stories and pictures epitomize the mythical spirit of what it intended to settle the West.