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Buckhorn Saloon & Opera House | The Oldest Saloon in the Southwest

A tiny, mountain mining town is home to the oldest saloon in the Southwest.

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How Artist Jo Mora Captured the American West

Joe Mora explored and chronicled the West.

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The Notorious Pearl Hart

The historic Yuma Territorial Prison once housed the only female stagecoach robber.

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Cowboy Pride

Can there be too much of a good thing?

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The Life and Legend of Judge Roy Bean

Grand tales of the Old West come from this dying Texas town.

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The Double Life of Hermann Lehman

Herman Lehmann spent nearly nine years living as an Indian before returning to his family.

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The Cattle Queen of Texas: Elizabeth “Lizzie” Johnson Williams

The first woman to ride up the Chisholm Trail with her own brand.

cattle herd moving away with blurry horse ears in foreground

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The Outside World | When Social Media Meets the Cowboy Life

What happens when cowboying meets social media?

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The Big Die-Up

During the winter of 1886–87, hundreds of thousands of cattle across the Great Plains died during “The Big Die-Up.” Was this catastrophic event the death of the Old West?

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What We’ve Left Behind | Examining Rural Depopulation

Examining rural flight.