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January 2018

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From Our Outfit... January 2018 Notes

With the January issue, Chronicle of the Old West is eighteen years old. As I've done a few times before, I'm going to start 2018 out with a review of our history.

When we came out with the first issue in December 1999, we only had hopes and dreams it would be successful.

However, much like the ancient Greeks who burned their boats as they invaded a country so there was no retreat; even as that first issue was being put together, Sunny and I quit our legitimate jobs with good salaries, expense accounts, paid vacations and healthcare. From the very beginning, we have had an ultimate commitment to our mission of "Educating people about the history of our American West in an entertaining way."

Chronicle of the Old West has taken us to places we never dreamed when we started the journey and she has given us some of the greatest people as friends.

The first major journey it took us on was radio. With no background in radio and no dream of being on the radio, Chronicle of the Old West gave us the opportunity to host two nationally syndicated radio shows with over five million listeners each week.

In spite of many friends saying I have a face for radio, I've also done a series of TV shows of stories about people and events from the Old West.

Then there is the syndicated weekly newspaper column called "This Week In The Old West." As the name indicates, it's a story about an event that took place the current week back in the Old West.

We also have a similar story that comes to subscribers as an email each Sunday morning. You can get information by visiting our web site www.ChronicleoftheOldWest.com. A web site that, incidentally, has about 200 pages and changes are made to it each week.

We also have three story Cd's. The first is about gunfights in the Old West told as they really happened. The second is about women of the Old West. And let me tell you this isn't a sissy CD. And the third is about that great Old West town, Tombstone, Arizona.

And I don't want to forget our on-line western store with the unique name of Dog Jake Western Store. Incidentally, it's named after our great border collie who passed away a couple of years ago. Incidentally, the web site name is DogJake.com.

If when we started this journey in 1999 we would have been able to see the future, I'm sure Sunny and I would have found it as fanciful as a Jules Vern or Buck Rogers story.

I believe everyone is placed on this earth for a purpose. Many people spend their life not knowing that purpose. I can say without a doubt I am one of those fortunate people who has discovered theirs and that I am "on purpose."

Sunny and I believe God gave us all of this. Most days we say, "Thank you." However, there have been a few times when we've asked, "Why us?"

I say all of the above, not to brag, but to acknowledge the journey. It's a journey that without God, you and thousands of other people like you who have been a part of the Chronicle of the Old West family, the journey would not be possible.

We wish every one of you a great 2018. And may God always be at your side.

Old West Christmas

Dakota has a book based on the code of life developed on America’s frontier.

Interested?
Click HERE!

Living the Code by Dakota Livesay

Do you want to go to a gathering place for people who enjoy the Old West?
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Cowboy to Cowboy

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Dog Jake

 

Hi! Dakota LivesayI'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....

 

Chronicle of the Old West the newspaper...

When we started Chronicle of the Old West January 2018  EditionChronicle 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 the radio show...

Chronicle of the Old West is also Dakota Livesay at the recording studiotwo 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 "Charles Bent." 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 January 22-28, 2018: "The great California cattle ranches of the Old West" and "The Montana Vigilantes."

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.

Chronicle of the Old West contests and fun...

This section is for those of you who enjoy contests. Each month Chronicle of the Old West, the newspaper, has a "LouisLAmour.com" trivia contest with some great prizes. You can enter it through our web site, even if you aren't a subscriber.

Chronicle of the Old West merchandise...

Living the Code by Dakota LivesayFor 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.


Gunfights of the Old West CD

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.

 

 

Women of the Old West CD
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.

 

 

Dakota Livesay Takes A Look At Tombstone, Arizona Territory
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!

 

Daily Radio Shows for Sale
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
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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!

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Cowboy to Cowboy

Chronicle of the Old West Calendar Page Chronicle of the Old West "Calendar of Events"

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..."

The ChuckwagonIn 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: "BREAD PUDDING."

Chronicle of the Old West presents "Living the Code"...

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. "ENCOURAGEMENT & PERSISTENCE"

Respect Yourself and Others Accept responsibility for your life. Be positive and cheerful. Be a person of your word. Go the distance. Be fair in all your dealings. Be a good friend & neighbor. Living the Code by Dakota LivesayEncouragement & Persistence (Mother with Child)

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