Religion and Spirituality

June 25, 2019

Native American women played an important role in the spiritual ceremonies of the tribe. They saw the forces of creation and offered prayers of thanks for food, good health and protection.

Jackson Hole

June 18, 2019

A hundred miles in any direction made Jackson Hole the ideal place for a rendezvous where furs and supplies could be traded. Jim Bridger, John Colter, Thomas Fitzpatrick, Jedediah Smith, William Sublett are among the great explorers and trappers who spent time in Jackson Hole.

Edgar Rice Burroughs

June 11, 2019

Yes, he wrote Tarzan but he also served in Troop B, U.S. 7th Cavalry stationed in Arizona Territory and joined in the search for the Apache Kid. This experience helped as he wrote, “The War Chief” and “Apache Devil".

The Women of the Alamo

June 4, 2019

Amid the terror of gunfire, cannons, fighting and death during the Battle of the Alamo, there were women and children that survived. After the battle Santa Anna gave each two silver dollars, a blanket and released them.

The Kolb Brothers

May 28, 2019

They were among the first to float the Colorado through the Grand Canyon. They became famous for their photos showing the wonders of the Grand Canyon while guiding tourists on mules. 

Mental Illness

May 21, 2019

Many mentally ill people were imprisoned, beaten, tortured, shackled and exhibited for show.  Dorothea Dix dedicated herself for forty years to provide proper treatment and facilities and more accurate diagnosis for these misunderstood people.

Lost Treasure

May 14, 2019

Three Germans found the "Cement Mine" as did a lone prospector and a man named Whitman, all died and it remains lost. A lost Mexican girl and a wandering cowboy found sacks of gold nuggets, but it too remains hidden by the blowing sand in Death Valley. Lots of treasure is still there.

Billy the Kid’s Belle

May 7, 2019

Paulita Jaramillo was friends with Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid. She was interviewed and said there was no romance, just good friends. She was there when Garrett shot and killed the Kid in her brother, Pete Maxwell’s home.

Joaquin Murrieta

April 30, 2019

Joaquin was a forty-niner, a vaquero, gold miner and famous outlaw.  His head ended up in a glass jar after Harry Love and the California Rangers tracked him down.

Klickitat Gold Mine

April 23, 2019

The Chief of the Klickitat Indian tribe kept secret the location of the gold, the secret passed on father to son. The last person who knew the location, a Chief’s daughter, was killed by her drunken French husband, so the gold is still there.