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About FAIN Magazine

The Story of America's Frontier Cannot be Told Unless it is First Understood.  


Come with us as we explore how our early American ancestors truly lived in a way that no other historic publications do. Here you will learn how to think and act as a 19th century person in order to understand why history's cast of characters acted in the manner which they did and how it made sense to them. Rather than seeing the people of the past as flawless heroes  or incorrigible villains,  we'll see them as humans in all their imperfection first. From there, we'll evaluate the facts so that you can draw your own conclusions instead of relying entirely on the opinions of others.

The FAIN readership is primarily of academics, overachieving students, dedicated outdoorsmen,  armchair historians and living history enthusiasts. Other western publications do a great job safeguarding the legacy of America’s frontier. This magazine focuses on both the story and how everyday life actually occurred so that our readers can develop a first-person insight as to how frontier life actually was.


  So much of this nation’s legacy lays forgotten, buried under the stacks of libraries and archives or in archaeological sites yet to be discovered.  Fortunately, there are those rugged-individuals who choose to carry on the legacy and traditional methods of the old ways. Don't just read of what the people of the past centuries did; understand why they would do it in the first place. This is something both modern fiction writers and Hollywood have failed to do.


 This is the reason, FAIN travels beyond the flickering light of Edison’s lamp, through the veils of history and into the early times of an emerging nation, the land, and the lives of its many people.  From the fog of our earliest civilizations to the gathering storm clouds of our great and terrible civil war, to the dawn of the 20th century, this is the Frontier American Illustrated News.

*The Frontier American Illustrated News is an American West Publication that takes history to the next level. It combines the method of Old West Living History with archival research and modern day cultural anthropology to  bring the 19th century back to life. Don't just read about the American cowboy, frontiersman, pioneer, and Native American, live their lives and walk in their shoes.

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