Real West Magazine - Second in line for
historical value is Real West magazine, second only to True West in number
of issues published. It began in 1957 and was discontinued in 1988 after a
run of 221 regular monthly issues and 45 special issues. Real West
featured stories by many well-known western authors as well as regular
columns and other short features, including a column on the American
Indian by Nono Minor and letters from readers. Several issues featured
serial topics such as guns, western movie stars, treasures and
gunfighters. A few of the special issues of Real West featured Indians,
outlaws, and lawmen. Most were annuals, yearbooks, and specials, from
which, the late 1970's contained only reprinted articles from the
regular series. A short series of digest-sized Western Digest issues were
an experiment that failed because of their odd size. They are like midget
versions of Real West. Unfortunately, they are extremely scarce.
Written and published in the USA.