History

Wild West Alaska

Alaska Day commemorates the 1867 transfer of the territory from Russia to the United States. These characters took the Wild West to the far north.

Taste of the West: Our Favorite Carbs

There’s no such thing as a carb-free diet in the West.

Taste of the West: Dave Dewitt Is the Pope of Peppers

The chile has never had a better PR machine than it has in this culinary historian.

Taste of the West: Meet Me at Shorty’s Place

History and fine game meats share a table at Denver’s Buckhorn Exchange.

Taste of the West: Dutch Oven, Utah

The International Dutch Oven Society began in the Rocky Mountains, but is now the largest and most productive group of black-pot enthusiasts in the world — with a mettle-testing cook-off to show for it.

Collecting Ledger Art

Early ledger art portrays resistance and resilience on the frontier, while its contemporary pieces tell more modern stories with similar themes.

This Spud’s For You

This Idaho treat isn’t your grandma’s sweet potato — or maybe it is.

Ledger Art: Two of the Most Collectible

If you’re a fan of authentic early ledger art and have a big budget, but don’t know where to start, here are two names to remember and research: Joseph No Two Horns and Frank Henderson.