Podcasts

A Soldier's Food

May 22, 2018

Salt beef, salt pork, beans, bread, hardtack, cornmeal mush all washed down with black coffee and they did their own cooking. Food shortages were common, along with moldy, rancid and spoiled meat.

Curse of the Mine

May 15, 2018

The Lost Creek Mine seemed to bring nothing but bad luck and for some a curse.

Hank Vaughan

May 8, 2018

Vaughan was a mix of gunplay, murder, livestock rustling and occasionally a good citizen. The old gunfighter's body, scarred by thirteen bullet wounds, died falling off a horse.

The Gunnison Battle

May 1, 2018

Captain John Gunnison was on a surveying mission in Utah Territory. A wagon train of Missourians, determined to kill Indians, and Pahvant Indians bent on revenge ended in tragic death on both sides, including Gunnison.

Health on the Trail

April 24, 2018

Early travelers faced choking dust, mud, insects, bad weather, not enough food, sickness and often death. Travelers preferred treatment from traders and mountain men.

Spanish Gold

April 17, 2018

In the 1600's, the Spanish enslaved local natives for mining gold. One man discovered gold, but was shot and killed. Before he died, he told a local cowboy where to find the treasure.

Ouray and Chipeta

April 10, 2018

Ouray, a skilled hunter and fierce warrior, negotiated treaties and was known as the "Peace Chief". Chipeta, his wife, was respected and loved by her people and was known as "Queen of the Utes".

Hole-in-the-Wall

April 3, 2018

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid lived here along with 100 to 200 outlaws from 1880 to 1910. No sheriff or posse dared enter the hideout where an army of killers and robbers were living.

Lost Mines of Idaho

March 27, 2018

Some men carried the secret location of their rich finds to their graves, and yet over a billion dollars in gold and silver came from mines in Idaho, some of which were accidentally found.

Sarah Winnemucca

March 20, 2018

Born the daughter of Chief Winnemucca, Sarah was a guide and interpreter for the army. She spent her life trying to get sufficient food and clothing for her people living on reservations with dishonest Indian agents.