Chronicle of the Old West

I wanted to take a moment to tell you about a really fascinating newspaper I subscribe to.    It is called “Chronicle of the Old West”, and it can be ordered by writing to C.O.W., P. O. Box 2859, Show Low, Arizona Territory  85902.  Each issue is only $30, for a 12 issue year, which makes it one of the cheapest ($2.50 per issue) time machines I have ever seen.  I have been reading it now for several years and enjoy each and every issue.  It is what it says it is, a newspaper of the old west, with articles and reprints of different events of the Old West.  There is no special order, the dates bounce back and forth, but each is an accurate re-telling of what happened on that day.  In each newspaper, there are reprints of different stories in various 1800’s periodicals, as well as things to do and enjoy in the West of today. The time is always accurate to the month the paper is printed, meaning that if it happened in January, then it will be printed in the January edition, along with the name of the resource that first printed it back then.

They also have a good range of advertising for merchandise appropriate to the reader of old west books and novels, and the leather needs of the full-time or part-time shooter as well.  You can find anything you need here, just like a more modern newspaper, but the big value is in the history you will find here.  Check it out, you won’t be sorry.


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