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Dr. History's audio stories of the Old West. Stories of Cowboys, Indians, Mountain men, pioneers, the Oregon Trail, miners, cattle drives, stagecoach and bank robbers, the cavalry, outlaws and lawmen, some famous and some you have never heard of. From the Custer Battlefield to the Klondike to Indian battles to buried treasure and lost mines to the early explorers. I love telling true stories that shaped the old west.
 
Welcome to the new 1001 Stories From the Old West.. Here we offer hand-picked accounts from diaries, historical documents, autobiographies, books of the time period, and historians to bring you the American frontier story directly from the people who lived it. You'll hear actual accounts of Indian battles, pioneer struggles, outlaws, cowboys and Indians, lawmen, and the men and women who took the chance and moved west, many by wagon train, to a largely uncharted and wild territory. Go west, ...
 
Historicool is a podcast which delves into some of history's interesting figures and events. Your hosts, Matt Nelson and Wayne Bridgman will seek to bring these to life for you, the fascinated listener, with interesting facts and a dose of mischievous humor.
 
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In the summer of 1876, the murder of a Nez Percé man nearly starts the war. The following summer, a series of attacks by the Nez Percé against settlers who had invaded their homeland pushes the conflict over the edge. Two days of bloody attacks leads to the first battle between soldiers and warriors, and the home for peace is all but gone. Join Bla…
 
By 1974, Chris Boyce works in one of the most secretive spaces at his employer’s facility. He monitors highly classified Top Secret communications, and he becomes disgruntled. One day, he comes up with the plan: sell the Top Secret information to the Russians. He recruits his friend Daulton Lee, and together they embark on the craziest journey of e…
 
This is Part 2 in the Frank Canton series. See link below for Part 1. https://www.wildwestextra.com/frank-canton-part-1-the-outlaw-years/ During Canton’s time as Johnson County Sheriff, he sent over a dozen men to prison – mostly for horse theft – and even executed a murderer. He wasn’t very trigger happy, though. Frank was a tough, intimidating la…
 
Nellie Burgess drew on forty acres along the Snake River and called it the Rainbow Ranch. She planted a garden and trees, hauling water by bucket from the river. Along with the other homesteaders, they built a church and improved on their homes and ranches. It grew into the small Idaho community of King Hill. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
 
For about 50 years, there was relative peace in the U.S. and the Nez Percé. There were outbreaks of violence, like the Whitman Massacre, but not the continual warfare that existed between the U.S. army and other tribes. Tensions rose dramatically in the 1850s and 1860s when the U.S. proposed treaties that were designed to take nearly all Nez Percé …
 
In the 1960s, Chris Boyce and Daulton Lee grow up in the wealthy community of Palos Verdes in the greater Los Angeles area. Neither young man excels in school. Daulton becomes a drug dealer, and he runs afoul of the law early and often. Chris’s father helps him get a job at an airplane manufacturing company, but Chris quickly learns that the compan…
 
Frank Canton was not born; he was created. The mental fabrication of a notorious outlaw and escaped convict by the name of Joe Horner. After possibly killing his first man at the tender age of 15, Horner would spend the next several years as a cowboy and ranch hand before forming the infamous Horner gang, that would terrorize north Texas during the…
 
Here is the official announcement of Chris’s book — “Summer of 1876: Outlaws, Lawmen, and Legends In The Season That Defined The American West.” It will be released June 13, 2023, from St. Martin’s Press, but PRE ORDERS available now! Use the link below to reserve your copy today… https://read.macmillan.com/lp/summer-of-1876/ Learn more about your …
 
Here is the official announcement of Chris’s book — “Summer of 1876: Outlaws, Lawmen, and Legends In The Season That Defined The American West.” It will be released June 13, 2023, from St. Martin’s Press, but PRE ORDERS available now! Use the link below to reserve your copy today… https://read.macmillan.com/lp/summer-of-1876/ Learn more about your …
 
Country Music’s Dead examines historical folklore, high crime in the western plains, crooked lawmen, moonshiners and grifters from Texas to Appalachia with some of our favorite songwriters and troubadours from Americana, Folk, Red Dirt and beyond. Listen to Country Music’s Dead every other week starting December 2022 wherever you get your podcasts.…
 
Welcome to Season Two of Gone South, the Edward R. Murrow-Award winning documentary podcast from C13Originals. Starting in the early sixties, a rag-tag confederation of traveling criminals known as The Dixie Mafia terrorized every state from Georgia to Oklahoma. Its hundreds of members, unofficially headquartered in Biloxi, Mississippi, specialized…
 
It’s safe to say that a career as an outlaw doesn’t lend itself to a long life. Billy the Kid was only twenty-one years old when he was killed. Cherokee Bill a year younger. The notorious Bloody Bill Anderson not yet twenty-five. Jesse James, Joaquin Murrieta, Rube Burrow, Bill Longley, the list goes on. Not a one of them over the age of forty. But…
 
Happy Halloween! Clemente Apolinar was the last person publicly hanged in Texas. Not only did his execution go horribly wrong but you won’t BELIEVE what the location is currently being used as. Check out my website for more true tales from the wild and woolly west https://www.wildwestextra.com/ Email me! https://www.wildwestextra.com/contact/ Buy m…
 
The courtroom trials were dramatic. They were surprising reversals and bold acts of jury tampering. But finally, after years of heartbreak, the Osage received some justice. Four men who were involved in many of the killings went to prison. The Bureau of Investigation closed the collective case of the Osage Murders, but that didn’t mean all the crim…
 
In July of 1901, 14-year-old Willie Nickell is found dead near his family’s farm. Residents of southern Wyoming are outraged, but there are very few leads in the case. The investigation begins to focus on Tom Horn, and lawmen will need a creative plan to trap him. A deputy U.S. marshal and a district attorney devise a strategy to his Tom’s own word…
 
Throughout 1925, Special Agent Tom White and his team produced more results than all the other investigators combined. But even White’s investigation stalled. And then, he received a miracle: a inmate in an Oklahoma prison possessed vital information about the murders. The inmate’s confession led to shocking revelations and the first arrests in the…
 
Tom moves back to Wyoming near the same time that Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid organize the last major train robbery of the Old West. Tom joins the manhunt for the most wanted fugitives in America, but the only result is that he becomes associated with four more murders. As bad as that fiasco is, it’s nothing compared to what happens next… Jo…
 
Fifty Modoc warriors defied the U.S. Army for nearly a year; outwitting and outfighting them on more than one occasion, & killing a General in the process. This is Part 3 of the series on Captain Jack and the Modoc War. Captain Jack & the Modoc War Pt 1 – https://open.spotify.com/episode/08Z5EY1dTdb9vTGRm1OoTb Captain Jack & the Modoc War Pt 2 - ht…
 
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