Pioneer Women

January 9, 2018

Nancy Kelsey was the first white woman to cross the Sierra Nevadas. She walked barefoot carrying a baby and was an inspiration to her fellow travelers. Nellie Chapman was the first licensed dentist in the Old West.


January 2, 2018

She was an Indian Princess, daughter of the Chief of the Powhatans. She saved John Smith, helped keep the peace and supplied the colonists with food, she played a major role in the "Miracle of Jamestown".


December 19, 2017

All was not work for the pioneers. Jollification was the term used for any excuse to dance, celebrate, have quilting bees, barn raising, candy pulling and just getting together.

Buffalo Hunters

December 12, 2017

Buffalo Bill, Wyatt Earp, Pat Garrett and Bat Masterson were buffalo hunters. Ranchers were glad to have more feed for their cows, for the Indians it was a tragedy.

Theodore Roosevelt

December 5, 2017

Before politics he tried cattle ranching and was successful for awhile, but severe losses ended his cattle business. He gained fame in Cuba with his "Rough Riders" and eventually became our 26th President.

Chief Joseph - Episode 3

November 28, 2017

After 1600 miles fighting battles, hunger and cold, Chief Joseph surrendered. His famous words, "From where the sun now stands, I will fight no more forever."

Chief Joseph - Episode 2

November 14, 2017

Attempts at peace failed after a white flag of truce was ignored. After the Battle of White Bird Creek and the Clearwater, the military realized they were fighting brave skilled warriors fighting for their families.

Chief Joseph - Episode 1

November 7, 2017

Chief Joseph - Episode 1

The Nez Perce, a gentle tribe, helped the white men, including Lewis and Clark. Trouble began with the signing of a treaty forcing some to leave their lands and leading to battles and a 1700 mile trek.

Train Robbers

October 31, 2017

America's first train robbery, five Reno brothers, stole a lot of money and set the example for future robbers. John spent 25 years in prison, the others met their fate at the end of a rope.

The Snake River

October 24, 2017

The quest for a river leading to the Pacific Ocean led to half-truths, exaggerations and downright lies. Captain Robert Gray, Alexander Mackenzie and the Lewis and Clark expedition finally established the rivers West.