Podcasts

Chief Buffalo Horn

November 13, 2018

The treaty was supposed to say, "Camas Prairie", not "Kansas Prairie", which led the Bannock Indians to revolt. An eye witness to the battle described how Chief Buffalo Horn was killed and the battle was over.

Stagecoach Stories

November 6, 2018

Dirty, dangerous and slow, thousands traveled by stage. Despite robbers, Indians and narrow roads, the real terror was accidents, sometimes caused by careless drivers.

Joe Phy

October 30, 2018

As Indians attacked the freight wagon, the military escort abandoned Joe and Mac. Muleskinner Joe held off the attack as Mac rode for help, but would they get there in time?

Idaho Jack

October 23, 2018

Known as the "King of Bears", Idaho Jack was big, smart and dangerous. Swartz didn't want to kill this legend; he wanted to outsmart and capture him.

Dave Simpson

October 16, 2018

He was the blacksmith at the Rock Creek Station and rumored to be a horse thief. A detective found enough evidence, so it was decided that Dave Simpson must hang.

Whipsaw and Little Cayuse

October 9, 2018

Whipsaw, an old trapper, took in a captive 2 year old Pawnee Indian boy. Named "Little Cayuse" he had an acute sense of alertness that enabled him to warn of approaching danger.

The Pony Express

October 2, 2018

1900 miles of bandits, Indians, blizzards and deserts were challenges faced by these daring and brave young men. A financial failure, it lasted only 18 months.

Klondike Justice

September 25, 2018

The Chilcoot Pass was the route many miners took to the gold fields. They carried the required 2000 pounds of supplies and had their own form of justice for thieves.

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"?