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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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