Podcasts

Battle of San Jacinto

July 18, 2017

"Remember the Alamo" and "Remember Goliad" was the war cry as General Sam Houston led the Texan Militia against Santa Anna. Victory resulted in gaining nearly one third of the United States.

The Alamo

July 11, 2017

Was there a coward in the Alamo? Moses Rose made the difficult decision to leave rather than face certain death and was branded a coward and a deserter.

National Anthem

July 4, 2017

The War of 1812, "Old Glory" and the signers of the Declaration of Independence. This is one of my favorite shows I repeat every year, so listen now to our rerun of last years show from July 5, 2016.

Chinese Trial

June 27, 2017

The hard working Chinese played a big role in settling the Old West. Virginia City, Montana was the site of the trial of two Chinese men accused of murder.

Vacation Sites

June 20, 2017

Big Springs 120 million gallons of water each day and Johnny Sack's cabin, near Island Park, Idaho. Head West to ghost towns, Nevada and Virginia City, Montana where $30,000,000 in gold was taken. Pan for gold, ride a stage coach, then past Quake Lake and into West Yellowstone to the Playmill Theatre.

Unsinkable Molly Brown

June 13, 2017

She was a "thorn" in the side of Denver society, but the rest of the world fell in love with this somewhat crude illiterate woman. She was reported to be the last woman off the Titanic.

Dentistry

June 6, 2017

Toothache? Try alcohol, heroin, or an "electric toothbrush". Mix boiled spiders, eggs, oil and apply to the sore tooth or spit into the mouth of a frog. To clean teeth, mix ground antlers, hooves, crabs, eggshells and lizard livers.

Indian Medicine

May 30, 2017

Indians knew about tonics, astringents, antiseptics, and many natural remedies. They performed amputations, treated fractures and removed arrows. In some ways they may have been superior than the Europeans.

Wagon Train Women

May 23, 2017

Cooking, sewing, cleaning, doctoring, even harnessing and driving wagons, these women had to be strong. Wagon trains didn't stop long for women giving birth, or for burying the dead. 2400 miles with hopes and dreams for a better life.

Western Women

May 16, 2017

Don't trifle with a woman's affections, steal her cattle, horses or oxen. Don't "steal" her daughter, her husband's rifle or shoot her ranch hand. Indians found a "defenseless" ranch wife was pretty good with a rifle.