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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 VIEW There’s a lot of fine places to visit in California, and a few that are not so wonderful. Some people might...
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Following the great California Wagon Trail

Be Len Wilcox WESTERN VIEWS If you’re driving to or from California this summer, you’re following one of the great wagon trails left by our forefathers....
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Fake news is bad; fake beer is worse

By Len Wilcox WESTERN VIEWS We’ve been hearing a lot about fake news lately. Our president has been accusing some major media outlets of using false...

Visit the world’s only Corn Palace

By Len Wilcox WESTERN VIEWS If you travel to the Midwest this coming summer, there’s a building in Mitchell, South Dakota, that you might want to...

The Catholic priest who became an unlikely Western hero

By Len Wilcox WESTERN VIEWS When we think of Western heroes, there’s a slew of them to consider.  Men like Kit Carson, Jim Bridger, Juan Bautista...

Visit independent nation Molossia in a tiny piece of Nevada

By Len Wilcox WESTERN VIEWS The West has a long tradition of enjoying the eccentricities of oddball characters - people like Joshua Norton, who declared himself...
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Nevada museum commemorates the West’s “Lost City”

By Len Wilcox WESTERN VIEWS In the 1850s, farmers from the United States began a massive migration, crossing the continent first to the gold fields in...