Folktales and Legends. What’s the Moral of the Story?

March actually has a week devoted to World Folktales and Fables. It’s held each year during the third week of March to encourage exploration of the lessons to be learned from folk tales, fables, myths and legends from around the world. The tales vary from culture to culture, but often share common morals, themes and characters. Here, we’ve shares some Old West folktales and legends to tell the next time you’re sitting around the campfire or in the backyard exchangingRead more

Wildly Weird Westerns 

Sure, most western movie lovers have seen the likes of genre classics such as “High Plains Drifter,” “The Searchers” and “The Magnificent Seven,” but what about those less popular, yet weirdly curious ones? They may just deserve some attention too – or not – we’ll let you be the judge. Here are a few cult classics to get you started on the western road less traveled. Start with 7 “Johnny Guitar” (1954) stars Joan Crawford as Vienna, a tough saloonRead more

Top 10 Books About the West

There’s nothing quite like curling up with a good book on a cozy, winter day. With the holidays behind us and a new year ahead, make a little time for yourself to unwind and regroup. Tales of the west are a good place to start. These books are often steeped in history, adventure and intrigue. Here, we turned to Goodreads, the world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations, for its top five fiction and non-fiction picks. Top Five inRead more