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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.

The Wagons

May 9, 2017

Conestoga, Studebaker, Espenshied, Murphy or a converted farm wagon, and, are you going to use horses, mules or oxen? Decisions that determine if you will make to Oregon or California.

Dave Simpson

May 2, 2017

Was Simpson a horse thief? A peculiar man with a reputation for being honest, yet evidence indicates he was a horse thief. A hasty trial with a rope around his neck, was this the end?

Pickett and Love

April 25, 2017

Nat Love and Bill Picket were among the most famous African American cowboys. They made their name by being the best when it came to riding, roping, branding and herding cattle. Pickett was inducted into the National Cowboy Hall of Fame in 1971.

Stampede

April 18, 2017

On a cattle drive, a stampede was feared the most. Usually at night, lightning, thunder, a horse falling, and sometimes for no reason, a herd could be thrown into a wild panic. Most herds stampeded at least once.