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

Joaquin Murrieta

June 22, 2022

Imagine for a second that you’re a young immigrant, lured to a foreign land with hopes of creating a better life for yourself and your family. Upon arrival, however, things don’t turn out quite like you dreamed and those in …

Dewey Beard & a Horse named Comanche

June 8, 2022

This is a tale of two survivors. One, affectionately known as Comanche, was an 8-year veteran of the U.S. military. He was first wounded in battle against hostiles on the southern plains in 1868. And, when Custer led the cha…

The Brothers McCarty

May 25, 2022

The Gambler lived his life as did many of his kind, quietly and in the shadows. Never making a mark nor desiring to do so. His long life spanned from the wild and rough days of Tombstone and Silver City to a modern era of ai…

Rube Burrow | The Robinhood of Alabama

May 10, 2022

Rube Burrow got his start as an honest man. A simple cowboy and farmer with a wife and children. But when his wife died and the farm went belly up, Rube took to earning a living any way he could. And that way led him to beco…

Brushy Bill is a Lying Liar

April 22, 2022

The outlaw Billy the Kid was allegedly killed at the age of 21 by Sheriff Pat Garrett in the year 1881. Skip ahead another 70 years and you have an elderly man known as Brushy Bill Roberts coming forward shattering the commo…

Alfred Packer | Colorado Cannibal

April 6, 2022

April 1874. Present day Colorado. A half-starved weather-beaten Alfred Packer came limping into the Los Pinos Indian Agency seeking refuge. Feet covered in rags he claimed he had a harrowing story to tell. The man was ushere…

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…