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  • Resurrecting J. Thomas

    The crumbling remains of a man named J. Thomas have a story to tell about life and death in the northern Colorado in the 1870s

  • Nostalgia is a moving target

    Curmudgeons like Jim Stiles – owner/editor of Moab’s Canyon Country Zephyr – have a lot to teach us about why it is so important for us to cling to the West that we love

  • Undoing the myth of Western exceptionalism

    California’s decision to tackle global warming is a sign that the West is finally growing up enough to realize that it is not an "exceptional" place, entirely detached from the rest of the modern world.

  • The Western Lit Blues

    The Western Lit Blues

    A Western writer is tired of being typecast as a Western writer.

  • The single women who homesteaded the West

    The women who homesteaded the Old West defy the stereotypes we make of them.

  • Weekend Westerner

    Weekend Westerner

    Arthur Kruse rides the range – outside of Munich, Germany.

  • These are the West’s good old days

    Steven Albert used to think he was born in the wrong century, but now he’s beginning to suspect that these truly are the “good old days.”

  • The single women who homesteaded the West

    The women who homesteaded the Old West defy the stereotypes we make of them.

  • Why the West needs Mythic Cowboys

    Jeffrey Lockwood believes that the modern West could use an infusion of old-fashioned Cowboy Mythology.

  • Tales of Colorado's high-elevation tailings

    In Leadville: The Struggle to Revive an American Town, Gillian Klucas describes the history and the current environmental and economic struggles of the old mining town of Leadville, Colo.

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