History

Hitched Horsehair Bridles Have a History Behind Bars

Before they produced license plates, inmates in the West served some artistic time making hitched horsehair bridles.

Sidney Kidman, The Australian Cattle King

The biggest cattle operation on the planet, the Kidman Ranch might never have existed had a 13-year-old Sidney Kidman not run away from home in 1870.

Recollections of a Cowpuncher

He rode with Charles Russell and inspired “Lonesome Dove.” But E.C. “Teddy Blue” Abbott’s life dream was to write a true tale of life on the trail.

The Last Free Apaches

While Hollywood was making its first westerns, the Apaches who never surrendered continued to live free south of the border.

Forgotten Texas Ranger Landmark Rescued

Once featured on Texas’ Most Endangered Places list by Preservation Texas and destined for demolition, the Magnolia Hotel has now been rescued.

Spirit of the Wind

After living in hospitals for most of his teen years, George Attla was an outsider in his home village until he turned to dog sled racing.

The Battles of Adobe Walls

In a dusty Panhandle camp near Canyon, Texas, Plains Indians and white combatants clashed in two historically crucial battles, separated by a decade, at the same site.

The Epic True Tale of Hugh Glass

Take a mountain man hundreds of miles from civilization, add a bear, subtract his gun, and what do you have? One epic tale of survival.