Marshall Trimble

What is a soogan?

What is a soogan? Kurt House San Antonio, Texas A soogan is a quilt or wool blanket wrapped inside a waterproof tarp. Gi…

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Ben Thompson Lawman

Not long ago a True West subscriber wrote and asked me if any Englishmen ever became lawmen in the Old West. The Masters…

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Cold-Blooded Roommates

In the fall of 1880, Doc Holliday shared a room in Prescott with John J. Gosper, the acting governor of Arizona. Histori…

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