The 12th Annual WWHA Roundup, held in July 2019 in Cheyenne, WY recognized award winners and those receiving service awards for their outstanding contributions to the study of the Old West during the year of 2018. They are:
Shotguns and Stagecoaches
The Brave Men Who Rode for Wells Fargo in the Wild West
(Thomas Dunne Books, Oct 2018) 368 pp., hardcover, ISBN 978-1250184887
From the publisher: Through the Gold Rush and the early days of delivery with horses and saddlebags, to the heyday of stagecoaches and huge shipments of gold, and finally the rise of the railroad and the robbers who concocted unheard-of schemes to loot trains, Wells Fargo always had courageous men to protect its treasure. Their unforgettable bravery and ingenuity make this book a thrilling read.
Boessenecker introduces soon-to-be iconic personalities like "Chips" Hodgkins, an express rider known for his white mule and his ability to outrace his competitors, and Henry Johnson, the first Wells Fargo detective. Their lives weren't just one shootout after another—their encounters with desperadoes were won just as often with quick wits and memorized-by-heart knowledge of the land.
The Allen H. Parmer Story, Quantrill Guerrilla, Outlaw, Cattleman, Solid Citizen
Roy B. Young
September 2018 WWHA Journal
How Jim Miller Killed Pat Garrett
August 2018 WILD WEST MAGAZINE
Holding the Herd: Nelson Story's 1866 Cattle Drive
John C. Russell
Winter 2018 Montana The Magazine of Western History
Robert and Cheryl Sobba and Bill and Norma Yager
Greg Lalire, Wild West Magazine