Podcasts

The Comstock

September 18, 2018

In 1851 the Grosh brothers discovered the Comstock Lode. This led to the greatest Nevada boomtown ever, Virginia City. Huge veins of silver and gold produced millions for many of the owners.

The Sundance Kid

September 11, 2018

Harry Longabaugh, alias Bob Evans, Tex McGraf or Hiram Bebee, he fought for Pancho Villa, served in World War I, joined a gang with John Dillinger, Machine Gun Kelly, and Pretty Boy Floyd. After killing Marshal Lon Larsen in Utah, he died in 1955 in the Utah State Prison. Was this the real "Sundance Kid"?

Butch Cassidy - Part 3

September 4, 2018

Were Butch and Sundance killed in Bolivia? Not according to his sister Lulu, his father, his brothers and more witnesses who met him long after he was supposed to have been killed.

Butch Cassidy - Part 2

August 28, 2018

The outlaw years, robbing banks in Telluride, Montpelier, Castle Gate, the UP train and Winnemucca. Butch, Sundance and Etta Place left for South America to try to begin a new life.

Butch Cassidy - Part 1

August 21, 2018

Born Robert Leroy Parker, his grandparents left England, joined a Mormon handcart company and settled in Southern Utah. Oldest child of Maxi and Annie Parker, Butch met outlaw Mike Cassidy and began his career as a bank robber and outlaw.

The Townsmen - Part 2

August 14, 2018

A land rush was an exciting race to claim a lot in a new town. The general store, or "shebang", was the life of the town, where goods could be purchased, including prefabricated homes.

Lawmen

August 7, 2018

With a rifle, six-shooter, ammunition, horse and blanket, these men faced some of the worst outlaws. The pay was poor, some rode both sides of the law, but most were faithful brave men doing their job.

The Townsmen

July 31, 2018

Towns by the thousands sprang up across the west, some prospered and grew. They attracted butchers, bakers, merchants, doctors, but the editor of the newspaper was most important.

Dave Tucker

July 24, 2018

He spent time in jail for cattle rustling and robbing a bank. So how did this man become President of the very bank he helped rob, and became a stalwart citizen?

The Triskett Gang

July 17, 2018

Violence was not uncommon in the small gold rush towns, but the Triskett Gang were thieves and murderers. Frontier justice put an end to their rein of terror.