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Western Author Writes As If She Lived It

Western Author Writes As If She Lived ItWhen it comes to writing about the Old West, Melody Groves says she feels as if she's lived it; of course since she is a gun-toting Western re-enactor, she really does live it just about every weekend at Albuquerque, New Mexico's Old Town.

"I write what I live-and live what I write," says the award-winning Western author. "As a native New Mexican, I've traversed deserts, ridden horses, explored ghost towns, and embraced the Old West as well as the New West."
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Public’s Interest in the West Remains Strong, Says Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West

Public’s Interest in the West Remains Strong, Says Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West On Sept. 28, 1542, Spanish explorer and conquistador Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo sailed his flagship San Salvador into San Diego Bay, opening California's door to what some would call the curse of civilization.

What followed over the next 400-plus years b...
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Civil War Preservation Trust Fights To Save Battlefields in the West

Civil War Preservation Trust Fights To Save Battlefields in the West

James Lighthizer, president of the Civil War Preservation Trust, is keenly aware that the American Civil War battlefields in the West are in danger from development or deterioration, and that time is running out on the ability to fully preserve them....

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New Chief Historian for Nation’s Parks No Stranger to History of the West

New Chief Historian for Nation’s Parks No Stranger to History of the West Dr. Robert Sutton, the new chief historian for the National Park Service, has roots that reach back deep into the history of the West.

"Both of my great-grandparents were on the Oregon Trail," Sutton, a native of Portland, Ore., told OldWestNewWest.Com...
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Award-Winning Artist Stresses Accuracy When Painting the Old West

Award-Winning Artist Stresses Accuracy When Painting the Old West Perhaps no one can capture the spirit, legend and culture of the Old West better than the Western artist.  Painters such as Frederic Remington (1861-1909), William Henry Jackson (1843-1942) and Charles M. Russell (1864-1926), men who lived during the...
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