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Saddlebag

The April 18, 2022 update of the Saddlebag newsletter is available now. This update features “Jim Carlyle Grave Marking Project,” Roundup and Journal information and more. Be sure to return often for the latest Saddlebag news!

Fireside Stories

We are proud to present Fireside Stories: Real People – Real Places – Real History with accounts of the Old West as told by real historians. In our latest video, historian Mike Bell relates the true story of Kid Curry, Wild Bunch member, outlaw, bank, and train robber.

Journal Indexes

Locate your favorite Journal or Saddlebag articles, or see what you have been missing. Our Journal and Saddlebag indexes display full years and selected months of content for your research and reading enjoyment.

Latest News & Updates

Saddlebag

The March 23, 2022 update of the Saddlebag newsletter is available now. Featuring “In Search of Brown Bowen: Lost and Found” the re-discovery of Brown Bowen’s grave.

Fireside Stories

We are proud to present Fireside Stories: Real People – Real Places – Real History with accounts of the Old West as told by real historians. Our latest video concerns the Peacemaker Colt 45.

Journal Indexes

Locate your favorite Journal or Saddlebag articles, or see what you have been missing. Our Journal and Saddlebag indexes display full years and selected months of content for your research and reading enjoyment.

Juanita Martinez – Mrs. Pat Garrett

A special contribution by William A. Mills

“She was born Juanita Martinez. About 1879, at the young age of nineteen, she was married to Patrick Floyd Jarvis Garrett (1850-1908), the man who later became the legendary sheriff who shot Billy the Kid in
July 1881…”

Fireside Stories

Real People – Real Places – Real History

Historian Mike Bell presents “The true story of Kid Curry, Wild Bunch member, outlaw, bank, and train robber” Folk Hero or Outlaw? Kid Curry is best known for his association with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. He has been portrayed on screen as a violent psychopath or a friendly badman. The true story of the life and death of Harvey Logan, alias Kid Curry, is inevitably more complex and fascinating than the versions that have appeared on-screen or in popular histories.