- This vintage
, along with its precursors, was popular from 1910 to the
early 1980's, and from the beginning, was devoted to the history of
. John Warren Hunter and his son, John Marvin Hunter, both amateur
historians, first founded Hunter's Magazine
in November, 1910.
This publication became Hunter's Frontier Magazine
1916, lasting through the next year. In October, 1923, the first issue
of Frontier Times
was published by the Hunters. Like its
predecessors, this monthly was dedicated to
, border tragedies, and pioneer achievements.
At the time that these early
magazines were published, there were still numerous settlers,
pioneers, cattlemen, and observers of the events of
history still alive and able to tell their stories. This is one of the
most valuable assets of this
. Its articles were often written from the vantage point
of the eye-witness observer or actual participant in the event. Hunter
published his last issue of Frontier Times
in October, 1954.
But, "life" for the popular magazine was not yet finished. Western
Publications purchased Frontier Times
in 1955; however, a new
issue would not be published until the winter of 1957. It would continue, off and on, until the last edition was published in November, 1985; though its companion
Old West magazines
Today, these highly sought-after
have become a valuable resource to historians,
collectors, and genealogists. Rich in first-hand accounts of formative
pioneer events, issues include articles on early settlers, frontier
, Rangers, Indians
the many articles found in these vintage publications tell it like it
was -- bold, bloody and accurate.