Magazine article Sunset

A Century in the West

Magazine article Sunset

A Century in the West

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* In an interview a few years ago, the late Western writer Wallace Stegner said, "So far, no regional magazine has made a national place for itself, except Sunset. You can't look closely at Sunset without developing a considerable respect for the intelligence that goes into that operation.... It's about how people live; it's a continuing record of social history."

The history of the West is a long one. Before English Puritans stepped off the Mayflower in 1620, the soldiers of New Spain were moving through the West, and Peralta had built the Palace of the Governors in Santa Fe.

As Stegner suggested, Sunset has a long history too. Now in its 100th year, it has been the only continuously published magazine in the West, chronicling and predicting events and ways of living here. We are filled with awe at the enormous legacy this magazine has in this extraordinary part of the world.

For this, our Centennial year, we have some very special features planned. If you enjoyed Peter Fish's exploration of the Lewis & Clark Trail in our March issue last year (well before the Ken Burns television epic), you will want to be sure to catch Peter's Western Wandering column each month this year. …

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