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WWHA Journal - April 2014
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
Historian Makes History
The WWHA wishes to congratulate Bill O'Neal on becoming the first Texas state historian to be reappointed to another two-year term by Governor Rick Perry. The official notice came September 5, 2014, proving that history repeats itself, indeed -- or, at least, this historian does!
2015 Roundup Dates
Mark your calendars! The 2015 WWHA Roundup has been scheduled for Wednesday, July 15, through Saturday, July 18, in Amarillo, Texas. Additional details will be posted as they arrive. Come back often!
Jerry Lobdill Book Signing
Jerry Lobdill, author of the applauded Last Train to El Paso, the Mysterious Unsolved Murder of a Cattle Baron, looks forward to meeting you at his book signing and presentation on September 13 at the Silver City Museum in Silver City, New Mexico. See the promotional flyer in the Member News section of our Membership page.
See You in Tombstone
The annual Tombstone Territory Rendezvous (TTR) takes place in the town October 29-November 2. TTR is a gathering of historians, authors, researchers, devotees and other friends who share their interest of the town's colorful and meaningful past. This year's event features a return to John Ringo's gravesite. TTR is open to all; see the schedule and registration form here.
20K Ppg 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.
The U.S. Marshals Museum will be having their groundbreaking ceremony September 24, 2014. WWHA members are encouraged to attend. Visit the USMM website for news and information.
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 Membership page for details.
New Book Review (07 Jun)
Julie Peavey Alexander's account of the 1909 Ada, OK, lynchings, Citizens and Assassins: A True Story of Greed, Murder, and Vigilante Justice, is reviewed by Chuck Parsons.
New Book Review (30 Mar)
Daniel Buck looks at Pinkerton’s Great Detective: The Amazing Life and Times of James McParland by Beau Riffenburgh. You can look at it here.
WWHA Facebook Page
Be sure to check out WWHA's Facebook page. There is a lot of activity between members posting old photos, gun talk, books and news about WWHA.
Welcome to the WWHA
"But the West of the old times, with its strong characters, its stern battles and its tremendous stretches of loneliness, can never be blotted from my mind."
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.
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
5. The WWHA will choose the recipient of the award with
approval from the Ben Thompson Preservation Foundation.
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