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February
1989
Features - I Refound Stinking Springs (Now a New Mexico historic site, the hideout where Pat Garrett captured Billy the Kid in 1880 was lost to history until a determined researcher tracked it down.), Bloody Knive" Custer's Favorite Scout (Shunned by the people of his Sioux father, a young outcast returns to his Mother's Arikara tribe and seeks vengence by joining forces with the Seventh Cavalry.), Scott Kelly; Man Of Mystery (Though his background may have been in doubt, there was no question about this Colorado lawman's courage, stamina and determination.), Pulling Leather - "I Worked the Sybille Ditch" (The recently discovered recollections of an old time Wyoming cowhand bring early ranching to life.), Planches de Plata (Could this lost mine have been the legendary "La Virgen de Guadalupe".), The Fort That Whiskey Built (When unscrupulous whickey peddlers flood Indian Territory with their rot-gut, the Army establishes a lonely outpost to protect the Arkansas River.), The Stallion's Habit (The local sawbones was mighty proud of his new riding horse, but he he didn't know about the cantankerous critters unusual little quick.), Erie Hegg: Portrayer of the Klondike Stampeders (Thanks to an intrepid Northern adventurer, the gold rush to the Klondike lives on in glass plate negatives.)
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June
1989
Features - Killer With Two Faces (Badman Ben Cravens' bloody rampages through Oklahoma territory comes to a sudden halt with his mysterious disappearance, but his past is bound to catch up with him.), The Court Martial of Henry Flipper (Was he guilty of embezzling Fort Davis commisary funds or was he the innocent victim of an elaborate frameup.), The Saga of Santiago McKinn (Captured by Apaches, a twelve-year old boy adopts their ways and learns their language in his struggle to survive.), Loggiog For Victory: The Spruce Production Division (The Signal Corps desperately needs Sitka Spruce for airplanes to fight the First World War, but it first must overcome the dual problem of a labor dispute and the Northwest's rugged terrain.), The Cherokee Female Seminary (It was not white people but red who first brought civilization and its institutions to Oklahoma.), Charles Spencer - A Fighter To The End (An Arizona army scout turned rancher meets his doom in the territory's bloodiest ever hand-to-hand combat.), A Miracle In Dixie (Against all odds, Mormon pioneers raise a beautiful Temple in desolate southern Utah's Cotton Mission.)
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December
1993
Features - Quien es? - Es Billy? (A photo identification expert casts his vote for the authenticity of a second Billy the Kid tintype.), Wyatt Earp: Legendary American Part 5, California and Missouri (A still wet-behind-the-ears youth sets out on his own and serves his apprenticeship in law enforecement.), Skulduggery: Three Men and a Shovel (Wild Bunch sleuths dig up the facts of a mysteriour 1966 expedition to exhume the bones of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.), Booth and Helliwell's Race for Life (Two inexperienced officers in a careening mule-drawn wagon try to outrun thirty well-mounted Indian warriors.), Jails, Jugs and Calabooses (Old West hoosegows were as varied and colorful as their many monikers.)
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March
1997
Features - The Bloody Butcher of Laporte: Part I (An Indiana lonely heart disposes of her wealthy suitors in the murderous tale.), The Sage of "Terrible" Fred Wittrock (A train robbery sends Pinkerton agents on the trail of a man with many aliases.), Tom Threepsrsons: Two Legends of the West (Sharing the same name, two unrelated men face lives of adventure in the West.), True West Legends: Mace Bowman (Four-page pullout highlights the life and times of a New Mexico lawman and feudist.), Napa Valley Pioneer (Before the vineyards, Napa Valley was part of a Mexican frontier, inhabited by hostile Indians and American immigrant and trail blazer George Yount.), Ben Lilly: American Hunter (A grizzled hunter leads everyone from President Roosevelt to his own hounds after wild game in the Southwest.), Ivy Baldwin: Sky Walker (A daredevil turns an attempt to impress the ladies into a lifelong pursuit.)
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July
1997
Features - Billy the Kid and Pat Garrett (Marking the 116th anniversary of the Kid's death, a master historian recounts the epic tale of a lawman and an outlaw.), The Immoral Queens of the Red Light District (Although frowned upon by respectable society, red light ladies forged a place in history with their legendary escapades.), Vore Buffalo Jump Site (Before white men with large calibre rifles came to the plains, Indians hunted buffalo using a different strategy.), Anonymous Trailblazer (Long before gunfire made him famous in Lincoln County, George Wylie blazed a path across the Southwest that few remember.), True West Legends: Pat Garrett (The life and times of the New Mexico lawman.), Reaching the Peak: The Story of Julia Archibald Holmes (On the morning of August 5, 1858, surrounded by an ocean of clouds, Julia Holmes became the first woman to reach the summit of Pike's Peak.), Tom Pickett: Friend of Billy the Kid (From cattle thief to lawman, Tom Pickett rode the edge of history's pages.)
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November
1997
Features - Showdown With Shotguns: The Capture of Buck English (A group of California lawmen race in hopes of intercepting two highwaymen), Sleeping in Tombstone: 1880s Style (The wealth of Tombstone, Arizona was evidenced by the sophisticated lifestyle available to those who could afford the silver town's finest hotels.), The Lady Packed a Pistol (According to Victorian standards, Elsa Jane Forest would have stayed home and baked bread if fate hadn't forced her to go looking for the man who killed her husband.), Smallpox! (Smallpox was the first serious human illness to be totally eliminated by vaccination, thanks in part to a Rio Grande surgeion and his six young patients.), True West Legends: Isaish W. Lees (The life and times of a tough immigrant, lawman and San Francisco chief of police.), The First Texans (Long before the Texas Rangers hunted Comanches and outlaws, the Llamo Man hunted bison and elephant on Texas' Staked Plains.), Ed Shieffelin's Lost Oregon Gold (Tombstone's founder hits it big one last time on Oregon's Rogue River.), Highgrade (An interview with hard rock miner Bill Corin exposes a rich vein of knowledge.)
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February
1998
Features - Pat Garrett and the Las Cruces Bank Robbery (New Mexico's most famous lawman heads for the mountains, and the courtroom, hot on the trail of bank robbers.), In the Alamo's Shadow (Whether private servants, slaves or freedmen, a handful of black participants of the Alamo siege have all but been forgotten.), Fort Garland's Tom Tobin (Mountain man and tracker Tom Tobin leads the hunt for Colorado's vicious Espinosa brothers.), Ina Coolbrith: Wild West Poet (Led to California by Jim Beekwourth, a young girl grows to be America's first poet laureate.), The Terrible McWaters: Part Two (Now a hardened criminal, ex-guerrilla Frank McWaters attempts a desperate jail break.), True West Legends: Will Carver (Working as a ranch hand in Texas, Will Carver meets the Kilpatrick brothers, the Ketchum brothers and his destiny as an outlaw.), The De Young Boys and Their Newspaper (Three rowdy brothers find adventure running the most notorious newspaper in San Francisco.), Tragic End for a Tough PIoneer (Buffalo hunter and Staked Plains pioneer George Causey lived a dangerous life, but it was an unlikely event which finally led to his death.)
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March
1998
Features - The Fornoff Reports: New Light on the Murder of Pat Garrett (A New Mexico Mounted Police investigation into Pat Garrett's death leads to a warning, "Let it be...Let those closets stay closed".), O. Henry: His Life and his Western Stories (With Texas Rangers as neighbors, and time spent behind bars, William Porter doesn't have to look far for literary inspiration.), David Adams: Indian Territory Lawman (United States Deputy Marshal David Adams has often been overshadowed by the likes of Madsen, Thomas and Tilghman. With the discovery of his personal possessions, Adams' career takes on a whole new light.), True West Legends: Leander H. McNelly (Instructed to protect settlers from raiding Indians, L.H. McNelly transforms a group of ragtag volunteers into the Texas Rangers.), Captain William Massie: Shot by the Bullet that Killed Wild Bill (Already famous as a Missouri River steamboat pilot, William Massie gains even greater status when he sits down to play cards with James Hickok.), And The Called Her Jano (Jeanette Magor forms close ties with cowboys of Baggs, Wyoming, cowboys who just happen to be members of the Wild Bunch and the High Five Gang.), Mustang: Symbol of the American West )Although Indians south of the Rio Grande are in terror of the strange beast and seek to kill them, they soon realize the value of the mustang.)
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May
1998
Features - The Unsinkable Molly Brown (Margaret Toibin Brown goes from a poor Irish family in Missouri to the riches of COlorafo's goldfields, and the infamy of the Titanic.), The Fine Art of Murder (Incarcerated for murder, ex-lawman Tom Horn associate Bob Meldrum sketches life as he knows it: rough and bloody.), Richard Franklin Tankersley: West Texas Frontiersman (New in Texas, Richard Tankersley quickly joins the Texas Minute Men to help protect settler families like his own.), Piedmont and the Charcoal Kilns (Born out of necessity, Piedmont, Wyoming, supplies much needed coal and railroad ties to the Union Pacific.), The Dalton Gang's "Texas Jack" (Not unlike John Dillinger a generation later, Dalton gang member Dick Broadwell received his mortal wounds in an alley at the age of thirty-one.), True West Legends: John Selman (The violent life and times of the man who killed the Dark Angel: John Wesley Hardin.), Jim White: Cave Cowboy (A shy, unassuming cowpoke becomes the first of over two million visitors to explore the Carlsbad Caverns.), Klondike Remembered (In a land where gold dust spilled n the floor and chocolate was kept in the safe, Hulda Nelson chronicled the Gold Rush in her childhooe.)
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September
1998
Features - Teddy's Terrors (An equal mix of westerners and Ivy League blue bloods, Teddy Roosevelt's "great big, good-hearted, homocidial childred" gathered fame as the Rough Riders.), The Killing of Billy Lynn (Shotgun-toting drunkard Jim McKinney roams the streets of Portersville, Calofornia, sending buckshot at friends and foes alike.), Then Texas Hanged Chipeta Rodriguez (More than a century before the celebrared evacuation of Karla Faya Tucker, Texas Hanged murderess Chipeta Roderiguez.), D.D. Nowlin: Pioneer Conservationist (The first Republican sheriff of Lincoln County, New Mexico, finds a task more diffucult than capturing outlaws when he sets out to protect Wyoming's elk herds.), True West Legends: Frank Canton (A look at the life and times of Joe Horner, gunfighter, road agent and untimately, legendary lawman Frank Canton.), Territorial New Mexico's First New Public Building: The Old Penitentiary (Soon after Stephen Watts Kearny and his Army of the West marched into Santa Fe, it became apparent that New Mexico Territory was in desperate need of a jail.), Gus Hyatt: Train Robber (After pulling off a train robbery that "Jesse James would be proud of' Augustus Hyatt led a prison break that would rival anything Hollywood could create.), Alfred Kochendorfer Wanted to Be an Outlaw (A Minnesota "city boy" heads for Montana intent on joining the "Dutch Henry" gang with disastarous results.)
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January
1999
Features - The Bravest Man the Sioux Ever Fought (The path that Captain Myles Keogh traveled to find himself in such a perilous position on the Little Bighorn River was as fascinating as his personal last stand.), Revenge on the Long Knives (Buffalo Calf Woman rode and fought side-by-side with her husband, Cheyenne warrior Medicine Water, and in their wake, they left a trail of blood.), William Clarke Quantrill and His Demon Band (William Clarke Quantrill led his band of cutthroat Confederate guerrillas into abolitionist Lawrence, Kansas.), True West Legends: Jack Slade (Life and times of frontier station master, drunken hard case and a man with "an ear in his pocket".), The Search for the Apache Kid's Daughter: Part 1 (One of the most dramatic episodes in Apache history was the capture of Guadalupe Fimbres Munoz. Everyone called her Lupe, and she may have been the Apache Kid's daughter.), Black Bart: Dapper Dan and Roadside Robber (Highway man, Charles Boles, left a trail of warm poetry and cold clues for Wells Fargo detectives.)
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April
1999
Features - A Tale of Two Franks and a Pistol (Weapons belonging to historical figures are unique and in high demand, but few are as rare as the pistol given to Frank Canton.), Escape From San Quentin: Part II (A new warden and improved facilities do little to stop the largest prison break in California.), Double Hanging in Lincoln (Robert Casey wasn't expecting anything unusual the day he rode into Lincoln, especially dying at the hands of drifter William Wilson.), The Sweeter Side of Tombstone (Otto Geisenhofer came to Tombstone to make his living, not by mining, but by creating wonderful things for Tombstonians to eat.), True West Legends: William P. "Bill" Longley (Murderer and horsethief "Bloody Bill" Longley suts a violent path across Texas and Louisiana.), Collecting Western Documents (Collecting western paper - letters, diaries, stock certificates, books, maps, etc - is becoming increasingly popular as more people become interested in the frontier.), Wyoming's First Black Legislator: William Jefferson Hardin (As a voting member of Wyoming's Seventh Legislative Assembly, William Hardin legitimizes his birth and marriage with a single vote.)
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June
1999
Features> - Old West Adventurer: John W. Poe (Regardless of his adventuresome past, J.W. Poe has always been a "aupporting character" in the West - never the main actor.), Lotta Crabtree, Superstar (When Old West entertainer Lotta Crabtree died, she was reported to be the wealthiest actress in America, perhaps in all the world.), Years of Terror (In the early years of Pikes Peak settlement, every wagon and stagecoach that came through had to run a gauntlet of renegade Utes, Cheyennes and Arapahoes,), True West Legend: George A. Scarborough (The life and times of the man "who killed the man who killed the man..." John Wesley Hardin.), The Story of Polk Wells (Following a botched bank robbery, Charles Clay is misidentified as Jesse James.), The Sage of the San Augustine Ranch (An isolated ranch serves as a stage for some of the most dramatic moments in territorial New Mexico history.)
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July
1999
Features - The New Orleans Greys in the Texas Revolution (Utilizing the cover of darkness and inconventional, small-unit tactics, the New Orleans Greys assault San Antonio de Bexar with one objective in mind, The Alamo.), The Case for David Crockett (Under what circumstances did David Crockett die at the Alamo mission on March 6, 1856? Swinging his flintlock rifle in a desperate stand against an overwhelming force, or surrendering meekly and meeting his end by execution.), Montana Drean Ranch (Mining millionaire William Child dreamed of someday becoming a gentleman farmer, and realized that vision with a massive Montana spread.), True West Legends: Charles B. McKinney (Enlisting under Leander McNelly, seventeen-year-old Charlie McKinney rides to fame with the legendary Texas Rangers.), Ben Thorn: Gold Rush Lawman (Long before the legendary antics of Wyatt Eart and Pat Garrett, California was a hotbed of lawlessness and lawmen.), Edward Burleson: A Man of Blood (After his grandfather is murdered by Indians, finding and killing Indians' becomes an obsession for Texan Edward Burleson.), Wrecs and Ruin on the Katy (The owners of the Missouri, Kansas and Texas railroad not only financed and orchestrated the collisions of two trains, they invited 30,000 to watch, with disastarous results.)
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