Podcasts

Dave Simpson

October 16, 2018

He was the blacksmith at the Rock Creek Station and rumored to be a horse thief. A detective found enough evidence, so it was decided that Dave Simpson must hang.

Whipsaw and Little Cayuse

October 9, 2018

Whipsaw, an old trapper, took in a captive 2 year old Pawnee Indian boy. Named "Little Cayuse" he had an acute sense of alertness that enabled him to warn of approaching danger.

The Pony Express

October 2, 2018

1900 miles of bandits, Indians, blizzards and deserts were challenges faced by these daring and brave young men. A financial failure, it lasted only 18 months.

Klondike Justice

September 25, 2018

The Chilcoot Pass was the route many miners took to the gold fields. They carried the required 2000 pounds of supplies and had their own form of justice for thieves.

The Comstock

September 18, 2018

In 1851 the Grosh brothers discovered the Comstock Lode. This led to the greatest Nevada boomtown ever, Virginia City. Huge veins of silver and gold produced millions for many of the owners.

The Sundance Kid

September 11, 2018

Harry Longabaugh, alias Bob Evans, Tex McGraf or Hiram Bebee, he fought for Pancho Villa, served in World War I, joined a gang with John Dillinger, Machine Gun Kelly, and Pretty Boy Floyd. After killing Marshal Lon Larsen in Utah, he died in 1955 in the Utah State Prison. Was this the real "Sundance Kid"?

Butch Cassidy - Part 3

September 4, 2018

Were Butch and Sundance killed in Bolivia? Not according to his sister Lulu, his father, his brothers and more witnesses who met him long after he was supposed to have been killed.

Butch Cassidy - Part 2

August 28, 2018

The outlaw years, robbing banks in Telluride, Montpelier, Castle Gate, the UP train and Winnemucca. Butch, Sundance and Etta Place left for South America to try to begin a new life.

Butch Cassidy - Part 1

August 21, 2018

Born Robert Leroy Parker, his grandparents left England, joined a Mormon handcart company and settled in Southern Utah. Oldest child of Maxi and Annie Parker, Butch met outlaw Mike Cassidy and began his career as a bank robber and outlaw.

The Townsmen - Part 2

August 14, 2018

A land rush was an exciting race to claim a lot in a new town. The general store, or "shebang", was the life of the town, where goods could be purchased, including prefabricated homes.