I'm trying to find Houston Chapman's age when he was murdered. Does anyone know?
Would he have been a white haired old man? Or was he a young buck?
Thanks, in advance.
Added by Steve McCarty on July 31, 2010 at 10:44pm —
A lot of 'pokes here said they wanted to see something besides Tombstone once in awhile, so now's your chance to take a quick peek at Virginia City:
I love this town almost as much as Tombstone. History is everywhere you look. There is now a steam train riding the route from Carson City to Virginia City and back, but that will be the subject of a future visit. I… Continue
Added by Bungalo Bill on July 31, 2010 at 7:30pm —
July 30, 2010
Drove from Albuquerque to Zuni yesterday, taking the cutoff at Grants and down through El Moro Rock. Rained off an on most of the way. Beautiful clouds, land looked watered and green most of the way. Landed in Eagar, south of Sringerville, at about six last night. Got a motel room on the second floor with a balcony bench and sat outside and sipped homemade margaritas and watched the rain.
Leaving this morning to drive back to… Continue
Added by Bob Boze Bell on July 30, 2010 at 8:38am —
Wichita's Dixie Lee Continue
The Civil War provided the most popular alias adopted by prostitutes in the old west, Dixie Lee, not because the ladies were Southern but because these were the two most "romantic" names which they could adopt after the war. Wichita's Dixie Lee was the most popular madam in town, despite the fact her establishment could not rival the house at 33 Water St., the brothel of Besse Earp, wife of Jim Earp, elder brother of Wyatt.
Wichita was prospering,…
Added by Ginny Morgan on July 29, 2010 at 8:46am —
July 28, 2010
Been on the road for the past three weeks. In New Mexico at the moment, heading back towards Cave Creek on Friday.
Kind of interesting being out of email or cell phone range for most of the time. In the Mogollon, Reserve area of New Mexico you will not get a signal AND when you hit scan on your radio it will spin endlessly on FM and on AM. No cell phone coverage and no radio stations. Ah, now that is somehow comforting in this… Continue
Added by Bob Boze Bell on July 28, 2010 at 3:58pm —
-Artwork by Karl Thomas / Heber City Cowboy Poetry Gathering 2010 –
Our readers are the best. They truly are! Their passion to go out and participate in the great adventures waiting for them in locales all across the American West is what actually caused me to find out about an "oops" we made from the… Continue
Added by Meghan Saar on July 28, 2010 at 3:30pm —
Yesterday, here on True West, there was a shootout. Not with bullets, but with words and venom. The perpetrator was a known stalker of mine, who came gunning for me. The stalker made his violence known and palpable. The stalker is relentless, and continues to do so, unabated.
The topic of the blog where the shootout occured is titled, “Related to a Historical… Continue
Added by Eric James on July 28, 2010 at 9:59am —
Experts: Ansel Adams photos found at garage sale worth $200 million
By Alan Duke, CNN--STORY… Continue
Added by Gay Mathis on July 27, 2010 at 12:34pm —
Long before Xena, long before Buffy, there was Annie Oakley. In 81 episodes made between 1954 to 1957, the TV series starring Gail Davis stood in stark contrast both all other contemporary Westerns, all of which starred men, while all other shows with female leads had none who were especially heroic. The show’s Annie Oakley was based only very loosely on the real life Annie Oakley, an Easterner who grew up outside of Cincinnati whose prowess with a rifle gained her a spot as the star… Continue
Added by Ginny Morgan on July 26, 2010 at 10:46pm —
November 29, 1864…
Added by Stan H on July 26, 2010 at 2:00pm —
While at the Autry yesterday I met the Lady that wrote the new book about Amanda Blake who played Kitty on gunsmoke for many years. The book is called Perfectly Amanda by Becky Burgoyne. It is available on Amazon.com. Amanda Blake was a fine actress who was perfectly cast as Kitty and influenced a generation of girls. Even now, at events, because I am red headed I guess...I get called Miss Kitty.
Kitty was a strong, independent businesswoman who had class and always behaved like a… Continue
Added by Ginny Morgan on July 25, 2010 at 12:05pm —
A TRIP TO YESTERDAY
Added by Stan H on July 25, 2010 at 12:00pm —
A TRIP TO YESTERDAY
Added by Stan H on July 25, 2010 at 8:30am —
Before she became famous, Lady Gaga used to play for cowboys in a Dallas honky tonk. Here she is in the good ol' days with her adoring fans.
Added by Eric James on July 24, 2010 at 2:37pm —
We have The Cross Town Cowboys, Katy Creek Band and the Arizona Territorial Brass Band slated to appear at our event this year. More updates to come.
Added by Mike Pierson on July 23, 2010 at 9:39am —
A New Mexico man is accused of stealing 200 head of cattle from an Arizona ranch, packing them into trailers, then moving them out of state. Authorities recently brought charges against 34-year-old Jason Kirby of Datil, N.M. An Arizona grand jury indicted Kirby on charges of fraudulent schemes, trafficking in stolen property and two counts of theft. Arizona Department of Agriculture investigators say Kirby was hired to tend the cattle on a piece of land near Superior in eastern Arizona. Kirby… Continue
Added by Morgan on July 22, 2010 at 7:31pm —
Added by Eric James on July 22, 2010 at 12:21pm —
Gotta say it's nice ta' see rusty up an runnin! Makes the day complete.
Added by Morgan on July 21, 2010 at 6:17pm —
Just wanted to post a note to BBB and the staff saying how much I enjoyed this last issue! Even though I had read some of the stuff about Billy elsewhere...My husband and I really enjoyed the articles in this issue. Lots of good reads in this issue! I had been considering not renewing but I do believe I will! Keep up the good work!
Added by Ginny Morgan on July 20, 2010 at 5:15pm —
The following (auto)biographical sketch excerpt comes from the first
installment of Frank B. Converse's Banjo Reminiscences series
published in The Cadenza in June 1901.…
Added by Carl Anderton on July 18, 2010 at 9:30am —