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Wild West History Association Dedicated to the history and lore of the American West
Our Focus & Goals

The Wild West History Association is dedicated to providing publications and forums for the enlightenment and enjoyment of its members, facilitating and encouraging research, study, writing, presentation, and preservation of the history and lore of the people, events, and places that made the American West "wild" in the last half of the nineteenth century.... the lawmen, outlaws, gunfighters, rustlers, vigilantes, feuds, shady ladies, saloons, cowtowns, and mining camps.... along with recognizing and honoring those individuals and institutions that make significant contributions to the knowledge and preservation of Wild West history and lore.

Journal Articles for All!

The Wild West History Association Journal Page

We are proud to announce the addition of select WWHA Journal articles to our web site.  New members can read works that appeared prior to joining, whereas non-members will find ample incentive to become part of the WWHA.  Jump over to our Journal & Resource section now.


The June WWHA Journal

Quarterly editions of the Journal are included with membership.


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  • The August 2015 WWHA Journal

    We were between editors for the Journal and did not have time to get the August issue to the printer.  Instead, we decided to put it on-line for everyone to download.  Get your copy of the Journal here!

  • Author!  Author!

    We want to make you the next published author in the WWHA JOURNAL.  No pedigree?  No problem!  What counts is your story and how well you write it.  See our Membership page for requirements on how to Submit Your Articles and send us your writings!

  • Adobe Walls Field Trip DVD

    No one had a camera when buffalo hunter Billy Dixon made his famous long shot during the Adobe Walls fight in 1874, nor was there time to use one.  But we were ready for the WWHA Roundup re-enactment of that near-impossible event!  A video DVD of the Adobe Walls field trip and the incredible 7/8-mile shot taken on July 17, 2015, can be yours while supplies last for $25 by check to:

    Ron Woggon

    WWHA Treasurer

    3596 E Foxtrotter Rd

    Tucson AZ 85739

  • Curl Up With the West

    When you're longing to learn, nothing beats our new Books & Reviews page.  Discover the best in biographies, events, places and everything else the West has to offer, many written by and each reviewed by fellow WWHA members!

  • WWHA Journal Back Issues

    Misplace a copy of your Journal?  Want extra copies for friends?  Need a Journal from before you joined the WWHA?  We have several back issues available!  See our Back Issues page for details.

  • Sad Passings...

    The WWHA Family is sad to report the passing of two contributors to Wild West history.


    J. P. Garrett lost his battle with cancer on December 30, 2015.  J. P. should be remembered not only as the grandson of Pat Garrett but as a man who loved the history of the West.  Many of you met him at our Roundup in Ruidoso, New Mexico.  J. P. was very likable and easy to get to know.  Our condolences go to his wife Star and the rest of his family.


    Carol Mitchell passed away recently in Arizona.  Carol was a researcher and writer who focused on Sadie Earp.  Roger Jay, who wrote an article for the WWHA Journal, referenced Carol in his article about Sadie.   Many know Carol from her attendance at WOLA and NOLA.  She was a beautiful lady, inside and out.


    Both of these fine people, who dedicated much of their time to western history, will be missed.


    Happy Trails, J.P. and Carol

k 2016 Oklahoma CITY Roundup PAGE

All the news that's fit to print!  The WWHA 2016 Roundup will be  here sooner that you think.  Get acquainted with what you need to know before you go.  Visit our dedicated 2016 Oklahoma City Roundup Page -- NOW WITH REGISTRATION FORMS!


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