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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.
 
Two girls from the East, out on a horseback ride in the mountains of Arizona, find a house in the mountains. The house's history reveals that an eccentric miner once lived there. As they turn to leave, a gunshot goes off. Dora vows to solve what she and Mary call the Evil Eye Turquoise mystery. That evening two male friends and the two girls visit an old storekeeper who knows a lot about Lucky Loon, the man who once lived in that strange mountain house. The storekeeper tells them how the hou ...
 
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Live performances from Regina Spektor, Asleep At The Wheel, They Might Be Giants, Matt White and The subdudes. Recorded on 11/18/07 in Charleston, WV. Support is provided by Digital Relativity https://digitalrelativity.comDi West Virginia Public Broadcasting
 
For twenty years he skied 90 miles over 50 foot snowdrifts through blizzards to haul the mail over the Sierras. He saved the lives of miners, hauled clothing, books, emergency supplies, tools, pots and pans never thinking of himself. He helped anyone in need and left his mark in California's history. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastc…
 
Live performances from our 37th anniversary show featuring Darrell Scott, Kathy Mattea, Suzzy Roche & Lucy Wainwright Roche and Todd Burge. Recorded on 12/6/20 in Charleston, WV. Support is provided by Digital Relativity https://digitalrelativity.comDi West Virginia Public Broadcasting
 
John Stetson created the "Boss of the Plains." It kept the sun off your eyes and neck, could be a bucket, was customized by the owner and may cost two months wages. The "coonskin cap" was never worn by Daniel Boone, Davy Crockett or Lewis and Clark except on TV. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices…
 
Sacred rituals before during and after childbirth was essential for the family. Some foods were taboo, they used herbs and teas to relieve pain and had their own version of disposable diapers. At least half their babies didn’t survive. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices…
 
The Pocahontas of Georgia, she helped General Oglethorpe establish the Colony of Georgia. As an interpreter she helped prevent war, supplied meat, bread and food for the colonists. Considered the most important figure in Georgia's colonial history. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices…
 
This episode was taped in Glasgow, Scotland as a part of the Celtic Connections festival and first aired in 2011. The lineup includes Mavis Staples, Tim O'Brien, Dougie MacLean, Joy Kills Sorrow, Mollie O'Brien & Rich Moore Support is provided by Digital Relativity https://digitalrelativity.comDi West Virginia Public Broadcasting
 
He invented the technique of bulldogging a steer by biting it's lip. He got the idea by watching bulldogs bite the lips of steers. He traveled the world with the 101 Ranch Wild West Show and amazed thousands. Will Rogers said, "Bill Pickett never had an enemy, even the steers wouldn’t hurt old Bill." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastc…
 
Sitting Bull and the Ghost Dance gave hope for a return to the old ways and eliminating the white man. Warriors and cavalry from the Little Big Horn were to meet again with tragic consequences. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoicesDi Dr. Ken Turner
 
The 1863 gold rush brought thousands to Virginia City, Montana. Winter of 1865, food was scarce, early snow blocked supplies. Flour went from $25 to $100 a sack. Mobs of hungry miners stormed the stores searching for flour. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoicesDi Dr. Ken Turner
 
From Abraham to the Maccabees to Herod the Great the stage was set for the birth of Jesus Christ. What a pioneer Christmas was like. A World War II story of German and American soldiers on Christmas. Merry Christmas from my family to yours! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices…
 
Virginia City had several fires, but the 1875 fire was the largest. Over 2,000 buildings destroyed, 300 people left homeless and damages at one million dollars. Mines reopened the next day, the townspeople considered this a minor setback. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices…
 
Cole Younger was a tough outlaw, shot eleven times after failing to rob the bank at Northfield, he was captured and sent to prison with his brothers. Brother Bob died in prison, Jim committed suicide, Cole toured in a wild west show and died at age 71. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices…
 
This special episode looks back on some of our favorite performances by artists who have received Grammy Awards or Nominations. Songs included by Alison Krauss (2005), Jason Isbell & 400 Unit (2011), Robert Cray Band (2017), Sonny Landreth (2017), Larry Cordle (2012),Randy Newman (1999), Chris Stapleton (2015), The SteelDrivers (2008), The Maverick…
 
Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson promoted boxing matches in Alaska, Mexico and the U.S. Tex Rickard was the main force in million dollar world tile boxing matches, including Gentleman Jim Corbett, John L. Sullivan and Jack Dempsey. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoicesDi Dr. Ken Turner
 
The Mormon migration in 1847 established Salt Lake as the crossroads of the West where thousands replenished their supplies and animals on their way to the gold fields in California. The real money was made by those who, "mined the miners", selling goods and providing transportation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoi…
 
William Ashley in 1827 took the first wheeled wagon west of the Missouri. William Sublette in 1829, Reverends Whitman and Spaulding in 1836. In 1843 the Stephens-Murphy party were the first to make it all the way to California. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoicesDi Dr. Ken Turner
 
Host Larry Groce and the Mountain Stage team culled together this episode of songs by some of music's greatest songwriters, performed by various artists over the years on Mountain Stage.We touch on the songs of Bob Dylan, with performances by The Band, Chris Smither, Jimmy LaFave and The Derek Trucks Band.Songs of Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter are…
 
Arizona, the Dakotas, Utah, Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, Oregon, California, New Mexico, Idaho, California and Wyoming. How did they get their names? Some were Indian or Spanish names, others from the topography and others were named by Congress. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices…
 
Looking back to our 30th year for performances from Calexico, Camper Van Beethoven, Bahamas, Bonnie Prince Billy and Piney Gir. Recorded January 27, 2013 in Charleston, WV.Support provided by Digital Relativity.https://digitalrelativity.com/Di West Virginia Public Broadcasting
 
Bill Murdock and his gang agreed to guide ten heavily loaded wagons to San Antonio. It was discovered the wagons contained treasure. Murdock was the lone survivor after his gang robbed the wagons and were then killed by Indians. The treasure remains hidden. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices…
 
Turning an ear to songs about the experiences of people of color, Native Americans, immigrants, the LGBTQ community, women, and those living on the economic edge. Hear songs from Pops Staples, Mavis Staples, Arlo Guthrie, Drive-By Truckers, Rhiannon Giddens and more. Support provided by Digital Relativity.https://digitalrelativity.com/…
 
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