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The Wild West Extravaganza is a history podcast that delves into the fascinating and often tumultuous world of the American Old West. From famous outlaws like Billy the Kid and Jesse James to lawmen like Wyatt Earp and Wild Bill Hickok to trailblazing pioneers and frontiersmen, this podcast tells the true stories of the real-life characters who shaped this iconic period in American history. So, saddle up and discover the true history of the American frontier – the good, the bad, and the ugly ...
 
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 Here we offer hand-picked accounts from diaries, historical documents, autobiographies, books of the time period, and historians to bring you the American frontier story directly from the people who lived it.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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Texas Jack and Buffalo Bill recruit Wild Bill Hickok to co-star in a slightly different version of their successful play. Hickok tolerates the production for a while, but it quickly becomes clear that he isn’t meant for the life of a performer. Between tours, Jack leads a British lord on a hunt through the Yellowstone, but grizzly bears and vicious…
 
Charles and Caril try to hide on a farm outside Lincoln, Nebraska, but the attempt goes tragically wrong. Back in Lincoln, friends and family members discover the grisly murders at Caril’s home. Law enforcement begins the manhunt, but they’re a step behind. Charles and Caril have already met their next victims. Join Black Barrel+ for ad-free episod…
 
Lincoln County, New Mexico Territory was the setting of a brutal conflict between rival factions vying for control of the county's dry goods and cattle interests. The Lincoln County War, as it came to be known, began in 1878 and persisted until 1881, a time of lawlessness and bloodshed in the Old West. One side of the feud was led by James Dolan, a…
 
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The first of 3 episodes which tell the true story of the bitterest feud that ever struck the American Southwest and the men whose names became legend in the West. New Twitter address- @1001podcast Follow Us! ANDROID USERS- 1001 Stories From The Old West- https://toppodcast.com/podcast_feeds/1001-stories-from-the-old-west/ 1001 Radio Crime Solvers- …
 
The event that will terrorize and terrifying Lincoln, Nebraska begins in late January, 1958. Charles Starkweather plays a role in murdering three members of Caril Fugate’s family. According to Charles, Caril is his willing accomplice. According to Caril, she is a victim and a hostage of her crazed former boyfriend. As suspicion grows around the cou…
 
Texas Jack and his good friend Buffalo Bill prepare for the most terrifying adventure of their lives: performing on stage in front of live audiences. They are savaged by the critics for their horrible acting abilities, but the audiences love the production … which is due more to the leading lady than the heroes of the plains. Italian ballerina Gius…
 
Fleeing a potential hangman’s noose in Arizona, Kid Antrim returns to New Mexico, taking on the alias William H. Bonney as he begins riding with the outlaw Jesse Evans and his Boys. The Kid would soon find legitimate work elsewhere, however, coming into the employ of English rancher John Tunstall just as tensions are at an all time high with the ri…
 
He began his practice at Fort Halleck as post surgeon, Dakota Territory. He cared for soldiers, emigrants, scouts, freighters and locals. He developed an amputation method called “disarticulation,” amputating the limb at the joint. A strong advocate for clean water and a central sewer system in Laramie and one of the founders of the Laramie Presbyt…
 
His mother was white woman who had been captured and enslaved by the Comanches. Quanah Parker soon became the scourge of the Southwest due to his killing rampages. New Twitter address- @1001podcast Follow Us! ANDROID USERS- 1001 Stories From The Old West- https://toppodcast.com/podcast_feeds/1001-stories-from-the-old-west/ 1001 Radio Crime Solvers-…
 
In the summer of 1881, Billy the Kid was shot and killed by Sheriff Pat Garrett. The lawman had been on the hunt ever since Billy broke out of jail in the town of Lincoln and finally caught up to the bandit at Old Fort Sumner. It was around midnight, and Pat was waiting inside Pete Maxwell’s darkened bedroom when the Kid stepped in. “Quien es?” Bil…
 
John Omohundro grows up in Virginia and serves as a Confederate spy during the Civil War before moving west to become one of America’s first cowboys. He becomes known as Texas Jack, meets Wild Bill Hickok, and then Buffalo Bill Cody. He leads grand hunting expeditions in Yellowstone National Park, and then receives an offer from popular writer Ned …
 
Charles Starkweather grows up in a working-class household in Lincoln, Nebraska, but he experiences turmoil at an early age. When he starts school, his classmates torment him relentlessly. Over time, he transforms himself into a fighter, and embraces the persona of a rebel of the 1950s. He falls in love with Caril Ann Fugate, but when he reaches hi…
 
The Potawatomi’ left their reservation to hunt buffalo to prepare for a hard winter. After a successful hunt they camped near a small new community of freed slaves who were destitute, no food or shelter. They fed the people, helped build shelters, then split all their food and buffalo robes with them. They would not have survived without the kindne…
 
The outlaw element arrives in Tombstone and factions start lining up with the Earps and against them. It soon boils over into the Gunfight at the OK Corral. New Twitter address- @1001podcast Follow Us! ANDROID USERS- 1001 Stories From The Old West- https://toppodcast.com/podcast_feeds/1001-stories-from-the-old-west/ 1001 Radio Crime Solvers- https:…
 
Just a short update. No new episode today but next week we’ll kick off the Billy the Kid series. In the meantime, check out some of these book recommendations and give a listen to a few of my friends! Topics include: Louis L’Amour, Larry McMurtry, Cormac McCarthy, William W. Johnstone, Terry C. Johnston, rebelliousness, awesome YouTubers, mushrooms…
 
Born into slavery, once free he headed west. He joined the Rocky Mountain Fur Company along with Hugh Glass and Jim Bridger. He married a Crow woman and lived with the Crow band for several years. He was in California for the gold rush, blazed trails across the Rockies and Sierra Nevada’s. He achieved as much or more than his white counterparts and…
 
In the early 1870's Tombstone , AZ was just a rocky mesa in the bleak desert passed by occasionally by Indians. Then the government built a fort nearby to protect travelers. One day in 1877, Camp Huachuca Army scout and long time prospector Ed Schiefflin was turning over rocks outside the fort when he stumbled on a silver deposit. Schiefflin teamed…
 
Gold was discovered in Montana in 1862, ushering in a flood of prospectors straight through the heart of Lakota territory on a new road called the Bozeman trail, further straining tensions between settlers and Natives. Jim Bridger opened up his “Bridger’s Trail”, a much safer – and popular - alternative but the powers that be were dead set on erect…
 
Young Mohave boys were encouraged to race each other to prepare to be a runner. The runners enabled small bands to communicate and trade with each other. They could run 100 miles in 3 hours, 200 miles in 24 hours, even out run a horse over a long distance and go four days without food. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adch…
 
Two great stories here- the first from the autobiography of Calamity Jane, and the second from Custer's wife Libby, who accompanied him on the Plains campaigns. The theme is 'GerryOwen'- an old Irish tune that Custer picked to be the 7th Cavalry's official song. narration by Kevin Sikes. New Twitter address- @1001podcast Follow Us! ANDROID USERS- 1…
 
In the 1850s, Jim Bridger put his extensive knowledge of the West to use by guiding wealthy adventurers, geological surveyors, and the U.S. military. Then, in 1862, the discovery of gold in Montana sparked yet another gold rush, leading thousands of prospectors to illegally trespass on Lakota and Cheyenne land via the Bozeman trail, resulting in vi…
 
Thomas “Black Jack” Ketchum and members of his gang rob trains in New Mexico until they become the most wanted men in the territory. Lawmen systematically dismantle the gang until only Ketchum remains. He attempts a train robbery alone and it proves to be the final act of his career. New Mexico wants to make an example out of Black Jack Ketchum, bu…
 
The eight thieves who robbed the Pierre Hotel don’t know it yet, but they escaped with a record-breaking haul. They divide the cash, and hide the jewels for safe keeping. Most of the robbers lay low, but Sammy Nalo is in a desperate situation. He’s deep in debt and he needs money fast. He convinces Bobby Comfort to help him sell some jewels, and th…
 
Marshal Dyer charged the government for cows and seed potatoes, the prisoners did the work, then sold it back to the government. Sheriff Johnny Behan testified against the Earps. Pinkerton Detective Tom Horn was caught robbing a faro game eventually hung for killing a rancher’s son. Most lawmen served honestly and with integrity facing danger and p…
 
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