For many years, True West’s editors have published a much-debated 1889 photograph of Stwart’s Saloon from Charleston, Arizona Territory. The town supported local mining mills and local ranchers and quickly became a hotbed of an anti-Earp contingent of cowboys, outlaws and rustlers including Ike and Billy Clanton, Frank and Tom McLaury, Pete Spence, Frank Stilwell, John Ringo and Curly Bill Brocius. True West ran a photo in the May 2020 issue, after some detective work by the editor on the photo. Now, Western historian extraordinaire Roy Young has provided us the final word on the photo in question:
“There is an error on page 11 about which I’ve written to you twice before, once getting a published reply showing the correction. But, here it is again. As this is such a famous Arizona photograph, please note the following:
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The Gem State's stream and lake waters are famous for the popular game fish.
A born storyteller, the California ranch girl has worked hard at her craft to become a successful Western novelist and screenwriter.
If it Moves, If it Spins, You'll Find it Here
This truly was the "engine" for Albuquerque.
Riding for the Guidon
U.S. CAVALRY SCHOOL AT LITTLE BIGHORN BATTLEFIELD IS A REAL-LIFE HISTORY LESSON.
RIDIN' THE RAILS: HISTORIC TRAIN EXCURSIONS COAST TO COAST
From North Carolina to California, Montana to Texas, "ridin' the rails" is reminiscent of days gone by, when trains were the fastest mode of transportation. Passengers sat back, relaxed and marveled at the scenery or engaged in delightful conversation with fellow travelers. Those days are not gone, and now you can enjoy them, too.
Magnet for Miners
A tour of Western Montana is rich in mining heritage, ghost towns and living history centers.
America's Sherlock Holmes
William J. Burns proved a worthy competitor to the Pinkertons...for a time.
Hickok's Twist of Fate
WILD BILL'S 1870 DRUNKEN BRAWL WITH CUSTER'S TROOPERS IS AS LEGENDARY AS THE MAN OF MANY NAMES HE KILLED.
Crazy Horse's Final Vision
THE PROPHETIC LAKOTA LEADER'S FINAL DAYS STILL HAUNT US TODAY.
A HERO'S JOURNEY FROM WAR TO PEACE
THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT'S BETRAYAL OF ARMY SCOUT CHATO IS STILL A STAIN ON AMERICAN HISTORY.
TINY EPIC DUNGEONS
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SK .22 LONG RIFLE LOADS
LOCK, STOCK & BARREL
Heart and Soul
Seek renewal and inner peace at Sedona’s L’Apothecary Spa.
Came Through Drippin
Most of the world relies on flood irrigation to water crops. A more efficient alternative hasn’t been widely adopted because it’s so expensive. One Israeli soil physicist has the answer: a tiny plastic widget
The Site Pushing the Big Lie About Arizona's Election Audit
The Gateway Pundit, which has a history of advancing promoting the audit in Maricopa County
FAMILIES URGE USING NEW DNA TECH TO ID PEARL HARBOR UNKNOWNS
William Edward Mann enlisted in the Navy after graduating from high school in rural Washington state. A guitar player, he picked up the ukulele while stationed in Hawaii.
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - CHARLESTON
Charleston, South Carolina, attracts visitors with its sophistication, pleasant weather and aesthetic beauty.
Kyrsten Sinema – Shape Shifter
From Green Party rabble-rouser to Senate power broker, Kyrsten Sinema’s rise is a political fairy tale—and nightmare.
GEOLOGY IN THE NATIONAL PARKS
The Science Behind the Scenery
A New View of Mineral Museums
This year of 2021 certainly started out to be disappointing for many mineral collectors. We were all looking forward to a host of mineral-related activities. Instead, few mineral shows and mineral activities on the calendar remain, so the first months of this year were devoid of organized mineral activity.