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History of Western Story Magazine Now Available

Western Story Magazine

On July 12, 1919, the first all-western pulp, Street & Smith’s Western Story Magazine, arrived on newsstands. Dated September 5th, and priced at $.10, the inaugural issue promised quality entertainment with “Big Clean Stories of Outdoor Life.” For the next thirty years, Western Story passed under the pens of three editors (Frank Blackwell [1919-34], Dorothy Hubbard [1934-7], and John Burr [1937-49]), yet always maintained its initial editorial commitment to clean, quality westerns…

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