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Western Views: Farming has a long history in the West

By Len Wilcox WESTERN VIEWSThe mysterious cliff dwellings in the American Southwest are fascinating places. They are historical registers that teach us just a little...
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Western Views: Are there diamonds in California?

By Len Wilcox WESTERN VIEWSCalifornia is famous for its gold in the Sierra Nevada, just as Nevada is renowned for its silver bonanza and Montana...
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Western Views: Basque sheepherders in the West

By Len Wilcox WESTERN VIEWSDo you remember sheepherder wagons? I recall seeing them off in the distance, out on the prairie, in those Wyoming hills...
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The story of Shorty Harris, a colorful Rainbow Chaser

By Len Wilcox WESTERN VIEWSBallarat, California, is a town on the edge of nowhere, a collection of mud huts and tin shanties in one of...
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Western Views: The significance of the Battle of Washita River

By Len Wilcox WESTERN VIEWSThe story of the American West is a checkered one, with heroic struggles and devastating misdeeds. It’s war and peace on...
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Western Views: Shep’s Lessons In Loyalty

By Len Wilcox WESTERN VIEWS I’d like to tell you an old story that still wanders the Montana countryside. It starts in the summer of 1936...
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Western Views: Make the Border Wall an asset, not a liability

By Len Wilcox WESTERN VIEWS Back when I was growing up in a small town on the Rio Grande, the border with Mexico was just a...
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Ever stood under the shade of a Moon Tree?

By Len Wilcox WESTERN VIEWS Have you ever stood under the shade of a Moon Tree? Well, you can, and you don’t have to go to...
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New South Dakota statue honors ‘Dignity’

By Len Wilcox WESTERN VIEW A new statue overlooks the Missouri River in the central part of South Dakota. Called Dignity, it’s a 50-foot tall image...
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Headed North? So is North, itself. Huh?

By Len Wilcox WESTERN VIEW Lots of people want to move north these days, but there’s a problem. North itself is moving. According to an article...
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How to wear a cowboy hat

By Len Wilcox WESTERN VIEW One of my favorite writers published a piece that told the rules for wearing a cowboy hat. That writer is Bob...
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There’s more to Barstow than a quick stop for gas or grub

By Len Wilcox WESTERN VIEWThere’s a lot of fine places to visit in California, and a few that are not so wonderful. Some people might...