Podcasts

Jesse Stahl

January 19, 2021

After riding "Glass Eye" he became famous. He invented "hoolihanding" and could ride a bucking bronco facing backwards while carrying a suitcase. An exceptional athlete.

Texas John Slaughter

January 12, 2021

He confronted Pancho Villa and Geronimo, rustlers and outlaws and only killed when necessary. He was a lawman, cattleman, gambler, gunman, businessman and empire builder.

Mountain Charlie

January 5, 2021

Bear fighter, settler, miner, freighter, stage coach owner and successful businessman. Known for surviving a savage bear attack that took part of his skull, he wore a hat to try to hide the scars.

A Christmas Story

December 22, 2020

From Abraham to the Maccabees to Herod the Great the stage was set for the birth of Jesus Christ. What a pioneer Christmas was like. A World War II story of German and American soldiers on Christmas. Merry Christmas from my family to yours!

The Comstock Fire

December 15, 2020

Virginia City had several fires, but the 1875 fire was the largest. Over 2,000 buildings destroyed, 300 people left homeless and damages at one million dollars. Mines reopened the next day, the townspeople considered this a minor setback.

Cole Younger

December 8, 2020

Cole Younger was a tough outlaw, shot eleven times after failing to rob the bank at Northfield, he was captured and sent to prison with his brothers. Brother Bob died in prison, Jim committed suicide, Cole toured in a wild west show and died at age 71.

Boxing in the Old West

December 2, 2020

Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson promoted boxing matches in Alaska, Mexico and the U.S. Tex Rickard was the main force in million dollar world tile boxing matches, including Gentleman Jim Corbett, John L. Sullivan and Jack Dempsey.

Cherokee Bill

November 24, 2020

"Dastardly Deed of Demons" read the headlines as Cherokee Bill and the Cook Gang robbed the bank. He was caught and executed but not before leaving a trail of robberies and dead people.  

Bass Reeves

November 17, 2020

The first black deputy U.S. marshal west of the Mississippi. One of Judge Isaac Parker’s most valued deputies, He arrested over 3,000 felons including his own son.

Laura Ingalls Wilder

November 10, 2020

Born in 1867, her books have been translated into 40 languages. "Little House on the Prairie" was made into a popular TV show. She had her struggles and rejections but became popular among all ages.