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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.

  • 2015 Roundup News, Updates & Registration

    The 2015 WWHA Roundup takes place Wednesday, July 15, through Saturday, July 18, in Amarillo, Texas.  Visit our Roundup News, Updates & Registration page for details, posted as they arrive!

  • 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!

  • 20,000 Pages of OK History Found

    The Oklahoma Historical Society has received 20,000 pages of recently discovered Oklahoma newspapers from the Kansas Historical Society, where the papers were found.  WWHA member Mike Tower reports on this significant addition to Wild West history here.

  • Our Latest Book Review

    Tom Chaffin's Pathfinder: John Charles Fremont and the Course of American Empire is reviewed by Steven Wright.  Read it here or visit our Book Reviews page for many other enjoyable publications.

  • 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.

  • In Memoriam...

    The WWHA mourns the passing of Roger Jay, respected researcher, historian, writer and friend.  We extend our condolences to his family.  Read about Roger in The Baltimore Sun.

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.

ON THE COVER

The February WWHA Journal

Bi-monthy editions of the Journal are included with membership.

 

Join our organization and enjoy the many benefits of Wild West research.

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111 2015 AMARILLO ROUNDUP PAGE 111

All the news that's fit to print -- and then some! -- on our dedicated 2015 Roundup News, Updates & Registration page.  It's where you'll find all the whos, whats, wheres, whys and hows about July's gathering in Amarillo, Texas, along with convenient online registration forms and advertising information.
The page grows as more news becomes available.  Be sure to visit often for the latest details.  We'll see you in Amarillo!

111 Call For BOARD Nominations 111

Nominations for the 2015 WWHA Board close June 20.  If you are nominating a member please make sure to get an okay from the person you're nominating and that they understand they are serving a three-year term and are expected to attend both of the annual board meetings.

The nomination should also include reasons why the nominee should be selected, i.e. qualifications plus any other reasons why they would make a contribution as a board member.  The nominations should be sent to marshall.trimble@scottsdalecc.edu or Marshall Trimble's mailing address at the bottom of the downloadable Board Nominations Form.

2014 BEN THOMPSON PRESERVATION FOUNDATION AWARD

The Wild West History Association together with the Ben Thompson Preservation Foundation are pleased to announce the BEN THOMPSON PRESERVATION FOUNDATION AWARD.  A $100 prize will be awarded at the 2015 WWHA Roundup to the author whose biographical article we deem outstanding in meeting the following criteria:

 

1. The subject of the article must be a gambler, gunfighter or lawman from Ben’s lifetime, 1843-1884.

2. A connection to Ben Thompson will receive top preference.

3. The author must be a member in good standing of the WildWest History Association.

4. The submitted material must be unpublished and contain new information.

5. The WWHA will choose the recipient of the award with approval from the Ben Thompson Preservation Foundation.

 

More information will follow.  Return to this page often for further details.

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