Remember why Walt Disney’s 1950s movie ‘Old Yeller’ was one of those classic ‘boy and his dog’ movies – family entertainment made with kids in mind, but that could bring a tear to anyone’s eye.
Annie Oakley wasn’t just the best female sharpshooter – she was THE best. She once sent a shot right through the bullseye, then someone bet she couldn’t shoot through the hole she had just made. Guess what happened next?
Mosey on over and meet William Cody, who was known in these parts for his Buffalo Bill’s Wild West & Congress of Rough Riders of the World exhibitions. Yee haw!
Gus Wagner, one of the first tattoo professionals, and with him on the circus sideshow marquee was his wife Maud Wagner, the famous Tattooed Woman.
Vintage Wrangler jeans made their mark on America by partnering with rodeo professionals, and playing up their western cowboy image. Here’s a look back at the clothing styles they offered in the ’50s!
Cowboy actor and hero of scores of western thrillers of the silent film era, Tom Mix, was killed on a highway detour in Arizona. Here’s what happened.
Blazing Saddles is a western set in 1874, but this comedy also includes a gigantic pie-throwing scene featuring 40 swishing dancers, Tarzan, Cheetah and Hitler.
Actor John Wayne reflected on his life and his long movie career in this interview upon the release of The Shootist, the Duke’s last feature film.
Gunsmoke, one of the longest-running TV shows in history, gave viewers a look at the old west – saloons and sheriffs, cowboys and horses.
Few people thought Bonanza would last long, but the mythical Ponderosa, the larger-than-life inhabitants and the horseback morality plays will glow on tubes around the world for years to come.
The Back to the Future movies from Steven Spielberg & Robert Zemeckis were incredibly successful, and remain family favorites 30 years later. Find out more about the stories here!
Find out what set in motion the deadly chain of events that led to General Custer’s troops being overwhelmed by Sitting Bull’s force of 8,000 Lakota & Cheyenne during The Battle of Little Bighorn.
Up in Wyoming, the Cheyenne’s Frontier Days festival featured bronco riding, a wild horse race, stage hold-up, hanging bee, cow-pony races, etc. and other rodeo events.
How did the great Gold Rush of 1849 get started? Find out its history, how it made people rich and poor – and helped make California what it is today.
Get the true story behind ‘The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford’ from 1882 — when, Jesse James, the Missouri outlaw, was killed by a boy twenty years old at his temporary residence on Thirteenth and Lafayette streets, in this city.
Silent actor Tom Mix was always a favorite with motion picture followers. He’s a man who takes chances to thrill and entertain. He is athletic. He is a born and bred plainsman.
I call on Bret Maverick by Pete Martin The star of TV’s Maverick sets the record straight on his real life as Jim Garner, and tells
Back in 1912, President Taft signed the proclamation admitting Arizona into the union as the 48th state in the US. Here’s how it went, and what Arizona looked like around that time.
Butch Cassidy & his 500 Freebooters: Rounding up outlaws (1898) San Francisco Call (San Francisco, California) April 3, 1898 Active Campaign By the Governors of
The Big Fair in Virginia more than 100 years ago offered Great Wild West show and other attractions give free exhibitions every day and night – plus a huge display of fireworks every night.
Bruce Willis is Tom Mix. James Garner is Wyatt Earp. Two legends out to make a movie, solve a murder, and have a good ol’
What was it like back in the year 1900? by Jim Bishop There were 13,000 automobiles in the US. The people numbered 76 million and