RIDE THAT TRAIN!
HISTORIC RAIL EXCURSIONS AWAIT THE ADVENTUROUS ACROSS THE WEST.
THE LAST RIDE OF BONNIE McCARROLL
AN ON-THE-SCENE ACCOUNT YOU’VE LIKELY NEVER HEARD UNTIL NOW.
ARMED AND DANGEROUS ON THE AMERICAN FRONTIER
The West's First Preservationist Will Surprise You
His name is famous for other notorious ous things, but don’t overlook this.
Medora, North Dakota
Theodore Roosevelt's Western home is where legends were made - and still celebrated.
Eighteen-year-old Susan Magoffin traveled West with her lady’s maid on the Santa Fe Trail.
The 1841 “Mississippi” Rifle
This handsomely rugged 1840s muzzleloader was prized by frontiersmen and military riflemen alike and helped phase out the smoothbore musket.
L.Q. Jones, a Villain With a Grin
The highly respected Texas actor and director reflects on a 50-year career in Hollywood.
The Mexican spirit is legendary on both sides of the border.
BILLY THE KID APACHES
The audacious outlaw fought and raided his rival renegades without retribution.
Little Bighorn Memorial
A VISION REALIZED ON THE 145TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE
The Great Chiefs- THEIR COURAGE SHAPED A NATION.
Resting here until day breaks And shadows fall And darkness disappears Is Quanah Parker, the last chief of the Comanches. —Epitaph on Quanah Parker’s gravestone
The Hero or Goat of Beecher Island?
The legacy of Gen. George Forsyth’s leadership in the famous battle remains controversial over 150 years later.
REMEMBERING LARRY MCMURTRY
The life and times of the legendary Western writer and the legacy of Lonesome Dove.
Is Doc Holliday in This Photo, Or Not?
AN OLD PHOTO IS REEXAMINED BY THE WORLD’S TOP DOC HOLLIDAY EXPERT.
History, Haunts and Hotels
Old West adventures await across the Cowboy State’s colorful Carbon County.
AMBUSHED ON THE PECOS - THE COURAGEOUS LIFE AND DEATH OF OLIVER LOVING.
In 1867, beneath a bluff a few miles from Carlsbad, New Mexico, two Texas cattlemen—one of them a trail-hardened 52-year-old, the other a 23-year-old roughneck—were fighting for their lives, surrounded by a marauding party of Comanches. If recorded at all, such an event would have been no more than a blip on the historical calendar of the American West, but this one—and its aftermath—turned out to be one of the most amazing examples of courage, loyalty and sheer grit in all the annals of the frontier.
Out West AND DOWN UNDER
Quigley Down Under challenged the status quo of Western filmmaking in 1990, and it continues to inspire three decades later.
Overland Trails: Fur Trappers to Pony Express Riders
ENJOY THE ADVENTURE AND HISTORICAL SITES BETWEEN ST. LOUIS AND FORT LARAMIE.
Tom Selleck THE LAST OF THE BREED
The renowned film and television star reflects on his 50 years in Westerns and his hope that he will ride the range again on the silver screen.
Tracking the Texas Rangers
FOLLOW THE HISTORIC TRAILS OF THE LONE STAR LAWMAN THROUGH WEST TEXAS FROM SAN ANGELO TO EL PASO.
“I'm Your Huckleberry” Has a Double Meaning for Old Tucson
Saving the old girl is more than a dream.
Into Max Evans's Hi Lo Country
Hit the road and discover the historic and mystic lands of New Mexico’s legendary author.
Dining in the Desert
After exploring the natural beauty and history of the Southwestern deserts, retreat to a historic oasis in Death Valley for fine dining and renewal.
Be prepared to be surprised by the wonders of the open road, the places you will visit and the wonderful people you will meet on your travels across the Western U.S.
A Killer Bullets Couldn't Stop
While fighting for the citizens they swore to protect, two horseback-era Texas Rangers were cut down by a deadly killer.
A Big Sky Adventure
FROM THE MAGIC CITY OF THE PLAINS TO THE LITTLE BIGHORN AND THE “GRANDEST” TRADING POST OF THE FUR TRADE, A ROAD TRIP THROUGH EASTERN MONTANA OFFERS NO SHORTAGE OF FRONTIER FUN.
William Henry Jackson's West
The great photographer influenced the Western preservation movement and the creation of Yellowstone National Park in 1872.
What HISTORY HAS TAUGHT ME
L. J. Martin is a novelist, nonfiction author, and member of the Society of Professional Journalists, Western Writers of America, Mystery Writers, and International Thriller Writers. He is the author of 55 Western, historical, mystery, and thriller novels from Bantam, Pinnacle, Avon, Gale, and Wolfpack Publishing, and 12 nonfiction works, including two cooking books and one on greenhouse gardening in Montana. Join him on his webpage LJMartin.com, and his wife at KatMartin.com. Both are active on Facebook and LinkedIn and other social media sites.
Was Wyatt Earp Really a Deputy U.S. Marshal?
Wyatt Earp, who has become controversial since his fictionalization by television, did serve in both Dodge City and Tombstone as a legally appointed deputy marshal. True West presents the proof with these findings of a revealing probe into government records and the words of a man who knew Earp personally.