Hi! I'm Dakota Livesay the publisher of the Chronicle of the Old West the newspaper, narrator of Chronicle of the Old West the daily radio show, and host of the hour-long weekly show, Chronicle of the Old West Weekly Edition.
Below are the various elements of the Chronicle of the Old West organization. Our objective is to educate people about the Old West in an entertaining way. Our hope is that as you surf through our web site you'll be inspired to learn more about a time that was very important to the development of America...a time of great contradictions.
It was an age when men had high standards in dealing with each other. Yet, it was also a time when some of the harshest crudities to our fellow man took place. We look at the Old West, as it really was, warts and all. Below is a brief rundown of the Chronicle of the Old West organization.
Click on the various headings to learn more about us....
When we started Chronicle of the Old West over five years ago, we had no idea how unique the publication was, and how well it would be received by Old West enthusiasts, as well as people who are interested in America's history.
Chronicle of the Old West contains reprints of 1800's articles and current articles about Old West events written as if they just happened. We also have a section that tells readers about places to go and activities to attend to enjoy the Old West today.
We call Chronicle of the Old West "a transporter" in that when you read it you'll be transported back to the 1800's. Each month contains articles about events that took place during that month.
If you would like to view the first page and see the highlights for this month's Chronicle of the Old West Newspaper, CLICK HERE.
If you're interested in the writer's guidelines for the Chronicle of the Old West Newspaper, CLICK HERE.
Chronicle of the Old West is also two syndicated radio shows about our American West.
Five days a week, Dakota tells a story about a person or event from the Old West. As with the newspaper, the stories are aired in the month in which they took place.
To find out if the Daily Show is aired near you, click HERE.
You can see what is playing this month or listen to a selected story from the current month by clicking HERE. This month's featured story is "Military Camels." If you would like to browse through a list of archived daily featured AUDIO TRACKS click HERE.
We also have a weekly hour-long show called Chronicle of the Old West the Weekly Edition. This show also hosted by Dakota Livesay, contains interviews with Old West experts about people and events from the 1800s, great cowboy music, and information about the Old West that will entertain and educate the listener about our Western history.
You can view information on our CURRENT WEEKLY hour-long show by clicking HERE. Some of the highlights from March 20-26, 2017: "The most famous horse of the movies and TV, Roy Rogers' Trigger" and "The Texas Rangers and their exploits while riding Lucifer's trail."
If you would like to browse through a list of archived weekly featured AUDIO TRACKS click HERE.
To find out if the Weekly Edition is aired near you, click HERE.
If you know of a radio station in your area that may be interested in reaching people like you with information about the history of our American West, go to our contact page and e-mail us with information about the station.
This section is for those of you who enjoy contests. Each month Chronicle of the Old West, the newspaper, has a "Bronco Sue's Old West Trivia Shootout" and "LouisLAmour.com" trivia contest with some great prizes. You can enter them through our web site, even if you aren't a subscriber.
For six years, through Chronicle of the Old West and his radio shows, Dakota has promoted seven precepts developed on America’s frontier. He calls them “The Code.”
He’s now written a book explaining how we can make these precepts a part of our lives. If taken seriously, these precepts can change a person’s life.
Click HERE to find out more about "Living the Code" - a book by Dakota Livesay.
Because of radio time constraints, Dakota is not always able to tell the full story, so we decided to take a theme and record a series of stories around that theme, without any time constraints. Our first one "Gunfights of the Old West" is currently available.
Dakota has always been intrigued with the roll women played in taming the west. That’s right, it was women who tamed the west. Although tradition says Samuel Colt’s 45 tamed the west. It wasn’t a pistol - it was a petticoat. Our second CD "Women of the Old West" is now available.
Our newest CD is finally off the presses and is now available for purchase. If you enjoy the Old West you’ll love this CD comprised of fifteen stories about the people and events that helped shape Tombstone, Arizona Territory into the last great Old West boomtown on the continental United States. Our third CD "Dakota Livesay Takes A Look At TOMBSTONE, ARIZONA TERRITORY" is sure to be as big a hit as our other CD's!
Also, because it may be a while before everyone can hear the DAILY radio shows on their radio, we’ve made it possible for everyone to be able to hear the shows on their CD player. By clicking HERE you can get information about our Daily Shows (a month's worth at a time.) We’ve tried to make the shows as affordable as possible.
Chronicle of the Old West "Find Us On Facebook"and on our daily blog
"Cowboy to Cowboy"
We're on the social network Facebook.
Facebook allows us to share a lot more information on a more timely basis.
To find our page, click on the button below:
Above (left) Dakota is standing in front of a simulated Chronicle of the Old West office at Old West Main Street in Williams, Arizona.
We also have a gathering place for people who love the Old West!
We have added a calendar of events for you to consider attending. Some of these we will be attending and some we wish could attend. Check out our calendars and if you know of an event that people who enjoy the Old West would like to attend, email us with the information.
Chronicle of the Old West "The Chuckwagon..."
In our search for articles in libraries across the country, we come across recipes and tips that were printed in the 1800's. Amusing, entertaining, and occasionally delicious we thought we would pass them on to you.
We hope you enjoy our newest page - The Chuckwagon.
Our featured recipe for this month is: "Kiss Pudding."
At the beginning of each month, Dakota will have a new story to help inspire each of us to... "Live the Code."
Click HERE to read the current month's featured story. "A Great Idea"
Contact us: (928) 532-2875
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