John Butterfield

September 10, 2019

He organized the world’s longest transcontinental mail line. He bought horses, mules, wagons, hay and grain, way stations, dug wells, hired surveyors, drivers and blacksmiths. Mail was delivered in 25 days and linked East and West.

Mike Tovey

September 3, 2019

Shotgun messengers faced dangers, few took as many risks as Tovey. After 23 years guarding for Wells Fargo, being wounded twice, he was killed in the line of duty.

The Golden Tunnel

August 27, 2019

It began with "Buck" Rogers discovery of gold. The cursed treasure left a trail of dead men and is still there, perhaps being guarded by the dead miners whose remains are still there.

John Wesley Powell

August 20, 2019

He was a soldier, geologist, professor, scientist and explorer. Facing dangerous rapids, he floated the Green River in Wyoming down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon and after three months and 900 miles finished his first expedition.

Indian Traditions

August 13, 2019

Over 1300 native civilizations called North America their home. The Indians had a close spiritual understanding of the creation of the earth and a belief that they were put here by a “Creator”, "Great Spirit”, “Master of Life”, or Wakan Tanka.

Samuel Colt

August 6, 2019

His first revolving six-cylindered pistol model was carved from wood, This led to the creation of a working rifle and pistol. Along with the Colt .45 "Peacemaker" were the Walker Colt, the "Texas" Patterson, the Dragoon, and the Model 1851 Navy .36 caliber.

The Hanging Judge

July 30, 2019

Judge Parker was a cheerful outgoing man, loved by children and devoted to his job.  He tried more than 13,000 people, three fourths were convicted, 344 carried the death sentence of which 88 died on the gallows.  George Maledon was the very efficient hangman who made sure the job was done right.

The Buffalo Soldiers

July 23, 2019

The oft forgotten black soldiers served faithfully in the Indian wars, risked their lives and proved to be hard working, dedicated and brave. Some received the Congressional Medal of Honor defending stage stations, forts and fighting Indians.

The Apache Indians

July 16, 2019

Always on the move, they roamed a vast territory fighting and raiding other tribes. Freedom-loving, foxy, and deeply religious, they could outrun on foot the cavalry horses.  Among their friends were Generals Howard and Crook, Tom Jeffords and Al Seiber.

The Mormon Exodus - Episode 2

July 14, 2019

Brigham Young organized the exodus in 1847. They came by ship, wagon trains and handcarts to settle in the Great Basin. Immigrants heading west were able to replenish supplies and worn out stock.