Wild West Extravaganza

Wild West Extravaganza

True tales from the wild and woolly west covering the real life people and events that shaped the American frontier. Gunfighters, Lawmen, Outlaws, Native Americans, Mountain Men, Explorers - the lands they discovered and the battles they fought! Dad jokes and mispronunciations abound on this deep dive into Old West history!

Recent Episodes

53 - Bill Longley - The Deadliest Gun in Texas

Aug. 16, 2021

There’s just no denying that Texas produced its fair share of stone-cold killers in the latter part of the 19th century. Men like John Wesley Hardin, King Fisher, Clay Allison, the outlaw Sam Bass, and of course the notoriou…

52 - Chief Joseph & the Nez Perce War

July 25, 2021

<p>In the summer of 1877 Chief Joseph and the peaceful Nez Perce went to war with the U.S. Government in a running fight that spanned four states and 1,170 miles. Who was Chief Joseph? Why’d Buffalo Bill call him “the greate…

51 - Billy the Kid's Last Stand

July 5, 2021

Discovered sometime prior to 1952 in the Florida Mountains of Southwestern New Mexico, the “Last Stand Note” - written on a piece of tobacco paper and stuffed inside an empty shell case - reads as follows: This is our last s…

50 - Tom Tobin & The Bloody Espinosas

June 20, 2021

When Felipe Espinosa and younger brother Vivian were feeling bloody, the bodies were sure to follow. And in the spring and summer of 1863, there was certainly no shortage of bodies. Some victims were shot at long distances w…

49 - Commodore Perry Owens & The Pleasant Valley War

June 14, 2021

GREETINGS! This is a Podcast Swap, hosted by my friend Michael from the podcast Texas History Lessons! After you give this a listen make sure you check out his website for the latest episode of Texas History Lessons - hosted…

48 - The First Battle of Adobe Walls

May 31, 2021

In 1864 famed frontiersman Kit Carson took a force of several hundred soldiers into the heart of the Llano Estacada in an attempt to punish the Comanche for their recent raids. What followed was a bloody fight now known as t…

Recent Blog Posts

The Tough Kid - Frank Hamer's First Fight

It’s not every day that your boss offers you a hundred and fifty dollars to murder somebody. I think we can all agree that’s not a normal occ…

Medicine Crow

Medicine Crow was a mighty war chief amongst his people, the Crow. The Apsáalooke. The Children of the large beak bird. They’re a people w…

The Old Shoe Salesman

The old shoe salesman wasn’t as spry as he used to be. A fact his aching and crackling joints made abundantly clear to him each and every morning w…