Category: News

The scandalous saddle

From The Westerner Blog As absurd as this may sound, the sidesaddle took hold in the 14th century to protect the virginity of a teenaged princess traveling across Europe to wed the young King of England. Surprised? Don’t feel alone. Most assume the sidesaddle was the natural outcome of fashion, demanded by the long, flowing, […]

Emil Franzi: A passionate historian

By Harry Alexander On Monday, July 10 there was a celebration of Emil Franzi’s life at a local club. More than 250 people–from both sides of the political aisle–came together to celebrate the late Editor-in-Chief/Publisher of the Southern Arizona News-Examiner. Franzi was also a student of the history of the Old West. That’s one of […]

Jane Candia Coleman: “Chief Joseph – Trail of Glory and Sorrow” book review

  By Jane Candia Coleman CHIEF JOSEPH; TRAIL OF GLORY AND SORROW By Ted Meyers   Hancock Publishers Ltd. Surrey, British Columbia – Blaine Washington ISBN  978-0-88839-743-7    EAN   0-88839-743-7 As a boy, Canadian writer and historian Ted Meyers became fascinated with the history and legends of the Northwest Native American tribes.  He discovered Chief Joseph of […]

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