Feb. 1, 2023

Jim Bridger | Ashley's 100

Jim Bridger would join the ranks of Ashley’s One Hundred while still a teenager and - alongside other future old west legends like Hugh Glass, Jedediah Smith, and James Beckwourth - head up the Missouri river in search of beaver. …

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Jan. 4, 2023

Wyatt Earp in Hollywood

My Darling Clementine is considered the greatest Wyatt Earp film of all time. It also just so happens to be the least accurate, despite legendary director John Ford having known Wyatt personally. Contrary to popular belief – and Ford’s own …

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Dec. 21, 2022

Huckleberry or Hucklebearer?

We all know the "scene", right? Wyatt, Virgil, and Morgan Earp are walking the streets of Tombstone when they’re confronted by a visibly inebriated Johnny Ringo. He informs the trio that he wants their blood and their souls, and he …

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Dec. 14, 2022

Frank Canton Part 5 | The General

This is the fifth and final installation in the Frank Canton series. Link below for the previous four. In the early morning hours of June 2nd, 1899, five masked men held up a Union Pacific Train near Wilcox, Wyoming. In …

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Dec. 7, 2022

Frank Canton Part 4 | Alaska

This is part 4 in the series on Frank Canton. Link to previous episodes below. When we left off, Frank was laying low in Nebraska following the aftermath of the Johnson County War. On this episode we’ll take a look …

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Nov. 30, 2022

Frank Canton Part 3 | Johnson County War

This is Part 3 in the Frank Canton series. See links below for Parts 1 2. Things in Johnson County, Wyoming had finally come to a head. After the Wyoming Stock Growers Association allegedly lynched James Averell and Ella Watson, …

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Nov. 23, 2022

Frank Canton Part 2 | Sheriff

This is Part 2 in the Frank Canton series. See link below for Part 1. During Canton’s time as Johnson County Sheriff, he sent over a dozen men to prison – mostly for horse theft – and even executed a …

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Nov. 16, 2022

Frank Canton Part 1 | The Outlaw Years

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 …

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Oct. 29, 2022

Frank James - The Old Shoe Salesman

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 …

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Oct. 26, 2022

An Execution Gone Wrong

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 …

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Oct. 12, 2022

Captain Jack & the Modoc War | Part 3

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 …

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Sept. 28, 2022

Captain Jack & the Modoc War | Part 2

This is part 2 in the series on the Modoc war. If you haven’t already listened to part 1, you may want to do so. Captain Jack & the Modoc War | Part 1 - We’ve already discussed the Modoc …

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Sept. 14, 2022

Captain Jack & the Modoc War | Part 1

In 1874 Kintpuash – better known as Captain Jack - led his small band of the Modoc people off of a reservation in southern Oregon and back to their homeland in Northern California. What occurred after would be one of …

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Aug. 31, 2022

Kit vs Goliath

What happens when a young Kit Carson faces off against a mountain of a man at the annual trapper’s rendezvous? What IS a rendezvous? And who gets the girl??? Check out my website for more true tales from the wild …

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Aug. 17, 2022

Wild Bill Hickok | Part Three

This is part 3 and the final installment of this series on Wild Bill Hickok. If you have not already listened to the first two episodes, please do so. Links below. We’ve already pretty much covered Bill’s entire life; his …

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Aug. 10, 2022

Wild Bill Hickok | Part Two

Wild Bill leaves Independence after killing Davis Tutt and pursues employment as a scout and U.S Deputy Marshal. As Hickok’s notoriety increases, he goes on to serve as Marshal in the rough Kansas towns of Hays and Abilene before joining …

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Aug. 1, 2022

Wild Bill Hickok | Part One

Few names associated with the old west are as recognizable as Wild Bill Hickok. And for good reason. In many ways, Wild Bill was the quintessential westerner of the later 19th century. Wagon master, scout, soldier, spy, lawman, gambler, actor, …

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July 20, 2022

History Daily Presents - Jesse James & the Kid

Unfortunately due to technical difficulties there will be no new episode of The Wild West Extravaganza today. But don't you worry none, I'll be leaving you in the very capable hands of Lindsay Graham, the host of History Daily. You …

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July 6, 2022

Cullen Baker | The First Fast Draw?

Said to have killed hundreds of people – although the true number is likely far less than that – Cullen Baker was one of the more deadly men of the old west; a guy who didn’t blink when it came …

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June 22, 2022

Joaquin Murrieta

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 …

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June 8, 2022

Dewey Beard & a Horse Named Comanche

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 charge …

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May 25, 2022

The Brothers McCarty

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 …

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May 10, 2022

Rube Burrow | The Robinhood of Alabama

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. …

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April 22, 2022

Brushy Bill is a Lying Liar

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 …

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