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P is for Pony Express

P is for Pony Express – The Pony Express began overland mail service between St Joe, Missouri and San Francisco, California (their first letter postmarked April 3, 1860) almost one year to the day before the Civil War began. 406 more words

Great State: The Duke's Grandaughter and Joel McRea's Grandson Glad to Share Memories at Cowboy Museum

OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA — He called her ‘Sweetheart’ or ‘Honey’.

She called him ‘Grandaddy’.

If Anita La Cava Swift is dancing through this section of the Western Performers Hall at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum it’s because that’s what she used to do through John Wayne’s office or on his movie sets. 297 more words


Cripple Creek Bar Room Scene (1899)

This is another one of those movies sometimes called “the first Western,” and I guess it has a reasonable claim, although it’s so short that it’s a little hard to think of it as really definable in terms of genre. 190 more words


So it Begins.....

So, there is some amazing news happening right now.

That steampunk serial I mentioned in my introduction post? It has been officially approved to run! *does a victory dance all over the apartment while the flatmates point and laugh* 40 more words



In addition to exploring the Western on this site, I also teach Western genre courses at the college level for both St. Clair College (Detroit (MI) – Windsor (ON) region) and Sault College (Sault Ste. 330 more words


Comic Book Review: Classic Western - The Thundering Herd, by Zane Grey!

An old Dell Comic Book: Zane Grey’s The Thundering Herd, based on the novel of the same name. Dell Comics often did book and film adaptations throughout the 1940s through the 1960s. 914 more words


a short long mix-up

They were playing cops and robbers, again, and chasing each other around the sprawling backyard.  The sandbox was police headquarters.  The lawn was the the business district.  718 more words