Board Nominations Open
We are pleased to announce the acceptance of nominations for the WWHA Board of Directors through June 30, 2013. Visit our News page for full details!
WILD WEST WWHA Edition?
Well, no, but the June 2013 issue of Wild West magazine features so many WWHA members, you'd think so! Bill O'Neal's fine article, "Gunfights of the Arizona Rangers" appears on page 52. Mark Smokov is interviewed by Johnny D. Boggs on page 15 and his book, He Rode With Butch and Sundance: The Story of Harvey "Kid Curry" Logan is reviewed in the book section of the magazine, page 74. R.K. (Bob) DeArment's article regarding Leadville's Martin Duggan appears in the Gunfighters and Lawmen section on page 18. Linda Wommack's article, "The Pioneer Museum of Bozeman, Montana," appears in the Collections department on page 68, and her book, Colorado's Landmark Hotels, is reviewed on page 74. Congratulations to all and thanks to Wild West magazine for promoting members of WWHA!
Roy Young in WILD WEST
Candy Moulton interviews WWHA Journal editor Roy Young in the April 2013 issue of Wild West magazine. Don't miss it!
LADY AT THE O.K. CORRAL
WWHA member Ann Kirschner's new biography of Wyatt Earp's third wife, Lady at the O.K. Corral: The True Story of Josephine Marcus Earp, became available publicly on March 5. Visit Ann's website for further details on this fine publication.
Did You Know?
WWHA has two official state historians as members: Marshall Trimble of Arizona and Bill O'Neal of Texas. That's a lot of Western history!
Congratulations, Bill O'Neal
It was a grand time for Bill O'Neal at the WWHA Roundup in Prescott.
Read all about it!
As Heard at The Roundup
WWHA Prescott Roundup entertainer Carol Markstrom announces the release of her new CD, "Vision Across The Range." Click here to listen to samples and to order.
Marshall from Kyrgyzstan
Read about Marsahll Trimble's recent visit to Kyrgyzstan on the new Member News page of our Membership section!
Bob Paul Bio Now Available
WWHA member John Boessenecker's new biography, When Law Was in the Holster: The Frontier Life of Bob Paul, has been released.
New Book Review (04 May)
Gunfighter in Gotham: Bat Masterson’s New York City Years by Robert K. DeArment is reviewed by Roy B. Young.
New Book Review (02 Apr)
Thom Nicholson's review of George Crook: From the Redwoods to Appomattox by Paul Magid is among the latest of our ever-growing list of fine reading. Read the review in our Book Reviews section.
Boise Meeting Dates
The WWHA Board of Directors and 2013 Roundup Chairman Michael Youngman would like to announce the dates of the Boise, Idaho meeting as July 10-13, 2013. The host hotel will be the Riverside. Denver, Colorado has been selected as the site of WWHA's 2014 Roundup.
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2013 WWHA Roundup - July 10-13Greetings From Idaho! Our Roundup program for 2013 in Boise has been “in the works” for two years now, and we’re rarin’ to go! If you’ve checked the website for the WWHA recently, you’ll see that our entertainment for our closing dinner and a cameo appearance will be featured performer Mary Kaye Knaphus. You Western Music fans will recognize that name. I’m sure you’re also excited. Google her name and listen to her latest complete album, especially her song about Butch Cassidy. Our program will feature some famous names with ties to Idaho such as Wyatt Earp, Butch Cassidy, Abraham Lincoln, Charlie Siringo, The Sundance Kid, Blackjack Ketchum, and Will Carver. Some names that are famous in Idaho but less familiar to you are Rube Robbins, Diamondfield Jack Davis, Kittie Wilkins, Hank Vaughn, Hill Beachy, Henry Plummer, Dave Van Dyke, Harry Orchard, Big Bill Haywood, Ferd Patterson, China Polly, Ed Johnstone, and “Deadshot” Reed. Rube Robbins, in particular, deserves to be as famous as any lawman you can name, but then you’ll be amazed at the personalities and the stories of the wild west in Idaho that we are going to present to you. Read the full letter on our News page!
Riverside Hotel, Boise, Idaho
NOTE: This schedule is subject to change as we approach the Roundup dates. Please visit here often to view the latest updates.
Wednesday, July 10
8:00 am-Board Meeting
12pm-5 pm- Registration
7:00 pm- Movie Trailer-The Power Shootout: An Arizona Tragedy - Cameron Trejo (This will play at the reception- 30 minute presentation)
Thursday, July 11
8:00 am-Welcome- Lt. Governor Brad Little
8:30- Hill Beachy, Avenger- Mike Hanley
9:15- Polly Bemis-Chinese American Pioneer- Priscilla Wegers
10:00- 15 minute break
10:15- A Man Called Rube (Rube Robbins) - Arthur Hart
11:00- The Dynamiters (The Steunenberg Assassination) - R.C. Sobba
11:45 am- 1:15 pm – Awards Luncheon- catered meal
1:15- Montpelier Bank Robbery (Butch Cassidy) - Bill Betensen
2:00- Queen of Diamonds: Kittie Wilkins, Horse Queen of Idaho, and the Wilkins Horse Company - Phillip Homan
2:45- 15 minute break
3:00- The Exodus from The Winnemucca Bank Robbery (Butch Cassidy, Sundance Kid) - Don and Dianne Cooper
3:45- Powderface: The Horse That Robbed the Winnemucca Bank - Phillip Homan
4:30- Hank Vaughn, Gun-Totin’ Master Horse Thief - Gerald Schaefer
5:15- Dinner on your own
7:00- An EveningWith……..
Friday, July 12
8:00 am- Load buses for Idaho City
8:30- Idaho Territorial Prison- Bub Meeks, Harry Orchard. (Abraham Lincoln and Idaho exhibit has been
delayed until October, unfortunately.)
11:00- load buses for Idaho City
12:00- 1 pm-Chuck wagon dinner with chuck wagon
1:00- Revolving Idaho City experiences
A- Concord stagecoach rides
B- I Shot the Sheriff- re-enactment of the shooting of Sumner Pinkham by Ferd Patterson
C- Town tour of 1860’s buildings , including the original territorial prison
D- Dave Van Dyke and Henry Plummer- crooked sheriffs hanged by the vigilantes
5:00- return to hotel, dinner on your own
Saturday, July 13
8:00- Board member election
9:00- Wyatt Earp in Idaho (Dan Ferguson) – Casey Tefertiller
9:45- Wyatt Gets Busted in Seattle – Pam Potter
10:30- 15 minute break
10:45- The Legend and Myth of Diamondfield Jack (Idaho cattle/sheep war) - Max Black
11:00- Ed Johnstone, the Man Who Killed Gunplay Maxwell - Joel Frandsen
11:45-1:15 pm- lunch on your own
1:15- Authenticity in Western Art and the Movies - Jerry Crandall
2:00- Accounts of U.S. Marshals and Their Deputies in Fact and Fiction - Dave Turk
2:45- Cameo-Mary Kaye Knaphus- Western Music Performance
3:00- Panel- Deadshot Reed- Who Is This Guy? (Chuck Parsons, Joel Frandsen, Mike
3:45- Vendors dismantle, set up silent auction
5:30- Silent auction begins
6:00- Closing banquet
7:00- Mary Kaye Knaphus-Western Music Performance
7:45- Live auction
Hotel Reservations 1-208-343-1871 Ask for Wild West History Association Group Rate ($99.00).
Questions? Contact Mike Youngman 1-208-358-4168.
2013 Roundup Schedule
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