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Meek's Cutoff
An interesting new Western debuted this weekend. Meek's Cutoff is a solid, if spooky, addition to the genre. Michelle Williams (of Brokeback Mountain-fame and Heath Ledger's widow) plays a pioneer woman, who, along with her husband and two other couples, points her wagon West and follows mountain man Stephen Meek through eastern Oregon to cross the Cascade Mountains.
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May Newsletter
In bookstores now and available on Horsebooksetc.com, American Cowboy’s new book “The 100 Greatest Western Movies of All Time: Including Five You’ve Never Heard of” is our definitive—if controversial—ranking. Westerns are our favorite movie genre, of course, and we worked with publishers Globe Pequot to do it justice.
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Frontier Village
Does anyone remember Frontier Village in San Jose, Calif.? It was a really fun Western theme park that was demolished—but has been rebuilt! Here's a cool article from Peter Hartlaub at SFGate.com. I visited the park with my elementary school and loved it. "I've always been kind of a nostalgic person," says Shaughnessy McGehee, as he walks into his tree-filled backyard.
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