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Auctions & Antiques


High Noon Western Americana

9929 Venice Boulevard

Los Angeles CA 90034

(310) 202-9010


Books & Periodicals


Buckingham Books - Specializing in books on the Old West.


The Early West - Books about the early west.


K & B Books - Tucson, Arizona - We buy and sell rare and scarce out of print first edition books, pamphlets, documents, and ephemera related to the Old West.


La Frontera Publishing - Books about the old west.


Old West Books - Rare and out-of-print books on the American West.


Scarlet Mask - Buy WWHA books here! ScarletMask's promise to you - a fair and square deal in every interaction. Respect. Honesty. We're here to serve you, not the other way around. And the whole purpose of this enterprise is to have some fun (and maybe learn something, too). Be sure to check out the images and books for sale!


True West Magazine - A bold, at times controversial, voice of American Western history, blending Old West facts with New West lifestyle; perserving our heritage since 1953.


Wild West Magazine - Available through HistoryNet.com.

Billy the Kid


About Billy the Kid - This site has plenty of information on the legendary outlaw William H. Bonney, better known as Billy the Kid. No other historical figure from the Old West has stirred up more controversy and eluded historians and biographers than Billy the Kid. On this Web site you'll learn who Billy the Kid really was and how he became a legend in his own time.


Billy the Kid Historic Preservation - A coalition of Billy the Kid history enthusiasts and preservationists headquartered in New Mexico, and with members all across the United States, as well as Brazil, Canada, Germany, Australia, and England. The organization is dedicated to preserving the few and fragile remaining artifacts from the time of Billy the Kid.


Billy the Kid Outlaw Gang - An interesting site dedicated to Billy the Kid and his outlaw gang.

Butch Cassidy/Wild Bunch


Butch and Sundance Bibliography - Well researched information on Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. This Web page was created by Dan Buck and Anne Meadows.


The Sundance Kid - A new and growing Web site with a great deal of information on the life of Harry A. Longabaugh (aka Sundance Kid.) This site was developed by WWHA's own Donna Ernst.


The Wild Bunch History Page - This page was created to provide a source of reliable Wild Bunch information and a guide to the best in Wild Bunch literature.


Bandit Resurrections: Who Was the Real Sundance Kid? - William Henry Long, Hiram BeBee, William T. Phillips -- they each claimed to be the infamous Sundance, in spite of all contrary evidence.  "Brushy Bill" Roberts said he was Billy the Kid (after claiming to be Jesse James).  And speaking of Jesse, at least a half dozen men posed as the deceased bandit.  "Welcome to the kaleidoscopic universe of Wild West history, where outlaws return from the dead with vampiric regularity."  A fun read, indeed.

OK Corral


McLaury Brothers of Tombstone - A Web site designed by Clay Parker, a great great grand nephew of Frank and Tom McLaury. This site is dedicated to his McClaughry roots and the facts and legends surrounding his Tombstone kinfolk.


The Notorious Clanton Gang - Visit this interesting Web site developed by Terry "Ike" Clanton, relative of the Tombstone Clantons. This site includes many items of interest to fans of the Old West. Come on over and see what the Notorious Clanton Gang is up to!


OK Corral - Watch online travel videos of OK Corral at TravelRapidly.com. Includes the the Gunfight at The OK Corral, 'Walk Where They Fell', characters include the Earps, Doc Holliday, Frank Mc Laury, Ike Clanton, Billy Claiborne, Billy Clanton and more.


Tombstone Historical Homepage - Check out a Web site by author Steve Gatto which is dedicated to the history of Tombstone!


Tombstone History Discussion Forum - Tombstone History Discussion Forum site.


Tombstone Times - Tombstone Arizona's monthly journal of History and Information.


Tombstone Vendetta


Wyatt Earp Birthplace - The authentic Wyatt Earp Birthplace located in Monmouth, Illinois.


Wyatt Earp Historical Homepage - A nice Web site developed by Nick Swinhart on the history of Wyatt Earp.

Other Personalities


David Henry Barker, Texas Lawman - The life and times of a Texas lawman, complete with source documentation.


The Famous Blonger Bros. - The site details the long and colorful careers of Sam and Lou Blonger, at one time famous across the West as gamblers, saloonkeepers, mining men and lawmen. Lou Blonger later gained infamy with the fall of his "Million Dollar Bunko Ring."


Casa de Carmen - Welcome WWHA members and other researchers and writers! Casa de Carmen is located in the heart of the Big Country. If you're researching John Selman, John Larn, Fort Griffin or any of the colorful characters that passed through or incidences that took place at the edge of the frontier in the mid-1800s come stay with us.


The Friends of the James Farm - Until 1978, the James farm was owned by the descendents of Frank and Jesse James. By then, the elements had just about claimed the farm. It was in ruins. Clay County purchased the home from Jesse's grandchildren and the restoration work was begun. By the next summer, visitors were once again going through the farm. Many visitors expressed an intersest in how they could help with the restoration of the farm. As a direct repsonse to these requests, an organization called "The Friends of the James Farm" was formed.


Old West Alive - From Thadd Turner, an expert on Wild Bill Hickok and his times. Books, photos, articles and more.


Soapy Smith - This is the home for the Friends of Jefferson Randolph (Soapy) Smith, II, and the Soapy Smith Collection. The infamous Soapy Smith was an American 19th century bunco man, par excellence. King of the frontier confidence men, organizer of gangsters and grifters, master crook, and overlord of the criminal underworld in Denver and Creede, Colorado.

General Interest


Bad Hombres - A site about outlaws, gunmen, lawmen and those that fit in between. Photos, bios, facts and stories about some of the old west's most notorious and famous characters. This information will be presented in the most factual way possible, although there are many discrepancies in most of the stories, none of us know what really happened, but I try to be as factual as a person can be. Enjoy!


Chronicle of the Old West - Our objective is to educate people about the Old West in an entertaining way. Our hope is that as you surf through our Web site you'll be inspired to learn more about a time that was very important to the development of America...a time of great contradictions. It was an age when men had high standards in dealing with each other. Yet, it was also a time when some of the harshest crudities to our fellow man took place. We look at the Old West, as it really was, warts and all.


Colorado Clues - Obituaries, News Articles, Gravestone Pics, Scoundrels and more.


CrippleCreekHistory.com - Stories from Colorado's Greatest Gold Camp.


Encyclopaedia Of Wild West Films - Westerns. The history of the cinema, actors' biography, directory of films.


The Magnificent Seven Legends - Providing links to Historical Information Sites, Cowboy Action Shooting, Gunfighters & Re-enactors, Publications and Articles, Museums, Parks, and Attractions, Pictures and Sounds and Hollywood Western Movies.


Oklahombres Online - A great site for Oklahoma Outlaw-Lawman History.


OldWestHistory.net - From Gary McLellan. Maybe the most comprehensive Old West site on the web. Stories. Links. BJ's Discussion Board. Almost everything for the Old West enthusiast.


OldWestNewWest.com - La Frontera Publishing's eZine About Today's West.


Old West Rogues Forum - Dedicated to the "Bad Boys and Girls" of the western era. Each weekday we post a Rogue Du Jour which is a quick snapshot of a different "Badun". We encourage discussion and posts from everyone who has interest in the West.


Texas Escapes - An Illustrated Texas Resource. Texas Escapes Online Magazine: Travel and History Columns: History, Humor, Topical and Opinion Over 1300 Texas Towns & Ghost Towns.


Yesterwest.com - The website for author and historian, Gary Ledoux.



Blank-Guns-Depot.com - A super selection of modern blank guns, western blank firing guns, Civil War guns and other popular replica blank guns and fake guns.


The Gunfighter Zone - Shooting timers, posters, art, videos, a gunfighter's emporium and discussions.


Kovels' Online Yellow Pages - The Internet antiques & collectibles reference site you can trust. It's full of: Articles, Prices and marks, A Directory of Sources, Fakes and expert analysis of the marketplace and Answers to collectors' questions.


Police Guide - Badges, collectors items, great stories, and more!



Former Texas Rangers - The Former Texas Rangers Association exists to preserve and perpetuate the true history and heritage of the Texas Rangers.


Law Enforcement Memorial Association, Inc. - "Honoring America's Domestic Soldiers"; The Law Enforcement Memorial Association, Inc. is dedicated to honoring the 16,000 law officers who sacrificed their lives in the line of duty. Our goal is to build a lasting memorial museum and research library complex.


Preservation Directory - The online resource for historic preservation, building restoration and cultural resource management in the United States & Canada.


Reenactment Guild of America


The Ruidoso River Museum, Ruidoso, NM


Single Action Shooting Society


Tulsa Gun Club


Western History Association - Founded in 1961, the Western History Association exists to promote the study of the North American West in its varied aspects and broadest sense.

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