Podcasts

Klondike Gamblers

January 15, 2019

Win or lose, most gamblers never quit, with only a few managing to keep their wealth. Silent Sam won one hundred and fifty thousand dollars in one card game.

Horse Thieves

January 8, 2019

The horse thieves thought they got away, but they didn't count on expert tracker George Goodhart. By using tact and being quick with a gun, George had never killed any of those he arrested.

Christmas Stories

December 25, 2018

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's famous song, "Christmas Bells" and how "Silent Night" came to be written and sung. Gate 67 and a Montana Christmas, two examples of the true spirit of Christmas.

Pioneer Christmas

December 18, 2018

Corn husk dolls, carved toys, knitted scarves and mittens, a small tree covered with popcorn and cranberries, and the food. A fat goose, roast elk and buffalo, smoked  tongue, chokeberry preserves, blackberry duff, what a feast for family and friends.

Granville Stuart

December 12, 2018

He was a "road" rancher, prospector, horse trader, blacksmith, merchant, civic leader and vigilante. He didn't make a fortune, but was known a "Mister Montana".

Bethenia Owens

December 4, 2018

As a daring female physician, she overcame prejudice and hardship to pave the way for others. She never refused a call, braving storms, floods and other obstacles to serve those in need.

The Lost Bride

November 27, 2018

Who was this beautiful well dressed young woman and how did her lifeless body end up in the river? Miners and Indians came together to give her a proper funeral.

Gold Rush Robbers

November 20, 2018

Some unlucky miners tried their luck at robbing stagecoaches. They didn't count on Nevada City marshal Steve Vernard and his trusty Henry rifle.

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.