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Western Views: Honoring Old Bill

By Len Wilcox WESTERN VIEWS Williams, Arizona, is a place that has always piqued my interest. It’s high up in the pines, about 30 miles west...
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Western Views: Storming Area 51? Let’s not

By Len Wilcox WESTERN VIEWS You can take a joke too far, as a young man from Bakersfield, CA, found out recently. He didn’t realize that...
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Western Views: Celebrating the American cowboy

By Len Wilcox The last Saturday of July (July 27th this year) is the National Day of the Cowboy. The cowboy began in the Southwest. The...
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Western Views: “The Bad Men from Bodie”

By Len Wilcox WESTERN VIEWS In the shadow of the Eastern Sierra Nevada, north of Mono Lake between Lee Vining, California, and Hawthorne, Nevada, is the...
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Western Views: Morro Bay, Calif.: Popular with birds, butterflies and tourists

By Len Wilcox WESTERN VIEWS Morro Bay is a small fishing town with about 10,000 residents. It’s on the coast about halfway between Los Angeles and...
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Western Views: The rise and fall of Wupatki

By Len Wilcox WESTERN VIEWS The Four Corners country is famous for its pre-Columbus Native American civilizations. Most known are the tremendous cliff dwellings at Mesa...
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Western Views: The story of Peg Leg and his legendary gold

By Len Wilcox WESTERN VIEWS It took strong wills and hearty bodies to settle the West, and a lot of our pioneering forefathers were the stuff...
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Western Views: The ancient and interesting story of teosinte

By Len Wilcox WESTERN VIEWS Teosinte is a grass native to Central America. It’s also the first GMO food produced in the Americas and, as far...
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Western Views: Buffalo, Wyoming, celebrates Longmire Days

By Len Wilcox WESTERN VIEWS The people of Buffalo, Wyoming, have a lot of reasons to be proud of their town: It has an important place...
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Western Views: Mad Mike and his Wild Rocket Show

By Len Wilcox WESTERN VIEWS California has a reputation for attracting some very interesting characters. There’s been another one on the loose, making a name for...
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Western Views: When Wild Bill Hickok played ball

By Len Wilcox WESTERN VIEWS 1869 was a banner year for many Americans: It’s the year that baseball grew up and turned pro. The first professional...
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Western Views: Farming has a long history in the West

By Len Wilcox WESTERN VIEWS The mysterious cliff dwellings in the American Southwest are fascinating places. They are historical registers that teach us just a little...