Podcasts

Buffalo Bill in Paris

February 11, 2020

Cody’s Wild West Show gave audiences real life experiences, Indian battles, horse races, buffalo hunts and rodeo events. In Europe he attracted huge crowds including royalty, Visitors could walk among Indians in their tipis, corrals of buffalo and horses and even visit with Cody and Annie Oakley.

The Tres Piedras Legend

February 4, 2020

Pierre LaFarge, an ex French Priest, together with twelve other Frenchman, robbed a gold cache in Mexico. They also killed and robbed Mexican miners. The treasure was buried near Flag Springs, LaFarge and the Frenchman died or were killed, the treasure remains, maybe?

Yellow Jacket Mine

January 28, 2020

The remoteness of the mine made it a huge challenge to deliver materials. Even with hard work and strong mules the mine was never very successful.

Stage Station

January 21, 2020

John Martin’s well provided water for the relay station and travelers. Stage driver Jacoby raced for the safety of Martins Well trying to outrun the Indians and save himself and his passengers.

Rattlesnake Dick

January 14, 2020

A handsome, brilliant well dressed gentleman, he had lots of friends and was very good at robbing Wells Fargo stagecoaches. Like most in his career, two well placed bullets ended his career.

Idaho Bill

January 7, 2020

He claimed to be friends with Buffalo Bill, Wild Bill, Pawnee Bill, Billy the Kid and others. A natural showman, he never let the truth get in the way of a good story.

Stagecoaches and Robbers

December 17, 2019

Hundreds of stages were robbed from 1856 to 1916, most did not yield much treasure. Travelers suffered extreme heat or cold and dust over rough roads. As many as 21 people crowded inside and on top for long trips.

Chumash Indians

December 10, 2019

Possibly the oldest tribe in California, with plenty of food, they had time for games, music, religious festivals, arts and crafts. They invented and built plank canoes which allowed them to travel and trade with other tribes.

Sharpshooters

December 3, 2019

Ad Toepperwein, probably the greatest marksman of all time, traveled the country putting on exhibitions with his wife, Plinky. His greatest achievement, shooting for ten days, 72,500 targets made of 2 1/4 inch wood blocks, 7 hours a day, 68 1/2 hours, missing only 9 targets.

The Sheepeaters

November 26, 2019

This isolated distinct tribe lived a peaceful happy life high in the Rocky Mountains. Expert arrow makers, they excelled at tanning hides and making clothes, they traded with other tribes and mountain men. Smallpox took it’s toll leaving few Sheepeaters.