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December 26, 2016-January 1, 2017
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We all know about John Wayne once he was a star.
Chris Enss tells us about the young John Wayne.

John Wayne
John Wayne


There were certain items that were essential for an Old West cowboy.
Lee Anderson tells us about those items.

Lee Anderson
Lee Anderson


Our music this week is by Dan Roberts... "Lord How I Miss John Wayne."

Dan Roberts
Dan Roberts

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December 19-25, 2016
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This is our annual Christmas show with stories,
poems and music by Bill O’Neal, John Goodwin, Mary Kay,
Michael Martin Murphy, Mike Moutoux, Waddy Mitchell,
Cowboy Celtic and, of course, Dakota Livesay.

Old West Christmas


This week we feature music by May Kay, Michael Martin Murphey,
and Cowboy Celtic. We also feature a poem by Mike Moutoux.

Christmas Tree

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December 12-18, 2016
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Actor Peter Shereyako tells us about Buffalo Bill Cody,
one of the characters he portrays.

Peter Shereyako
Peter Shereyako


We’re aware of mass murderers in modern times,
but there were mass murderers in the Old West.
Jim MacGregor tells us about them.

Jim MacGregor
Jim MacGregor

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December 5-11, 2016
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Dakota talks to Cheryl Rogers-Barnett about her parents…
Roy Rogers and Dale Evans.

Jim MacGregor


In the second half of the show Dakota and Bill O’Neal
talk about the transition in the Old West from being a military person
to becoming a gunfighter.

Bill O’Neal
Bill O’Neal

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November 28-December 4, 2016
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During this show we have one guest… Jim MacGregor.
Jim and I talk about the Klondike Gold Rush that took place in Alaska.
Unlike the gold rushes that took place in the mainland,
the Klondike took people of exceptional strength.

Jim MacGregor
Jim MacGregor


Klondike
Klondike Gold Rush


This week we feature the songs "When It's Springtime In Alaska"
and "North To Alaska" by Johnny Horton.

Johnny Horton
Johnny Horton

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November 21-27, 2016
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Bob Alexander tells us about the dramatic event
that’s come to be known as the Bowman Bank Robbery.

Bob Alexander


Gregory Michno talks about the White children
who were kidnapped by the Plains Indians.

Gregory Michno
Gregory Michno


This week we feature the song "With A 44 Gun In My Hand" by Marvin O’Dell.

Marvin O’Dell
Marvin O’Dell

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November 14-20, 2016
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Chris Rich tells us about the origins
of an article of clothing we’ve all worn at one time…Levi’s.

Levi Strauss


Tascosa, Texas was one of the more famous Old West towns.
Bill O’Neal tells us about that town.

Tascosa, Texas 1908


This week we feature the song "California Humbug"
by Allan Bellharts & Dorthy Harkenson
and also the song "Streets Of Laredo" by Michael Martin Murphy.

Michael Martin Murphy
Michael Martin Murphy

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November 7-13, 2016
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Chris Enss talks to us about one of the more respected occupations
of frontier women that of school teachers.

School Teachers from the Old West


Teddy Roosevelt’s Rough Riders were a very unique group of men.
Bill O’Neal tells us about the Rough Riders and other similar groups.

Rough Riders


This week we feature the song "Women Of The West" by Jean Prescott.

Jean Prescott
Jean Prescott

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October 31-November 6, 2016
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One of the more unique occupations on frontier was an army laundress.
Jennie Lawrence tells us about the women who did this job.

Soap Suds Row


Bill O’Neal tells us about how Hollywood has taken real Texas Rangers
and developed a number of reel Texas Rangers.

Texas Rangers


This week we feature the song "I Will Miss Ireland" by Juni Fisher
and the song "Texas Rangers" by Michael Martin Murphey.

Juni Fisher
Juni Fisher


Michael Martin Murphey
Michael Martin Murphey


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October 24-30, 2016
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Because the OK Corral Shootout took place on October 26, 1881,
we decided to spend the show talking about that famous event.

OK Corral Shootout
OK Corral Shootout


Next Bill O’Neal and Jim Macgregor talk about what led up to the shootout;
the shootout itself; and the aftermath.

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October 17-23, 2016
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Bob Alexander tells us about a little known,
but a very bad Old West outlaw by the name of John Kinney.

John Kinney
John Kinney


Dakota talks to Jay Redfeather about the Plain’s Indians,
and Jay does a great job of describing the Plain’s Indians life.

Jay Redfeather
Jay Redfeather


This week we feature the song
"From Whence Came The Cowboy" by Sons Of The San Joaquin.

Sons Of The San Joaquin
Sons Of The San Joaquin

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October 10-16, 2016
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Dick Shore, a man who still practices the art of making reatas,
tells us the history of the leather rope.

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Lee Anderson tells us about the history of the three items that make a cowboy:
horse, rope and saddle.

Lee Anderson
Lee Anderson


This week we feature the song "Reatas" by Keith & Rusty McNeil.

Keith & Rusty McNeil
Keith & Rusty McNeil

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