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Miles Reding

Miles Reding is a freelance writer from Austin who writes about history and politics, and enjoys writing fiction as well. He received his BA in history from the University of Texas at Austin and a MA in history from Northwestern. More of his work can be found at his website, milesjreding.com.

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Life in the West

How Barbed Wire Tamed the West’s “Wild” Era

On November 28, 1965, a local television station in North Texas aired a special about a discovery outside…

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Women

Big Nose Kate: A Fiercely Independent Life on the Frontier

Down to even the size of her nose, it seems there’s no detail about Big Nose Kate and…

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Arts & Entertainment

The 10 Best Spaghetti Westerns Ever Made

Have you ever wondered why they call it a “Spaghetti Western?” What does a delicious pasta dish have…

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Arts & Entertainment

10 Blood Meridian Quotes That Define Cormac McCarthy’s West

Cormac McCarthy uses disturbing imagery, memorable characters, and the sparse hopelessness of the American Southwest to convince us…