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Dr. History's audio stories of the Old West. Stories of Cowboys, Indians, Mountain men, pioneers, the Oregon Trail, miners, cattle drives, stagecoach and bank robbers, the cavalry, outlaws and lawmen, some famous and some you have never heard of. From the Custer Battlefield to the Klondike to Indian battles to buried treasure and lost mines to the early explorers. I love telling true stories that shaped the old west.

Dr. History's Tales of the Old West Dr. Ken Turner

    • Education
    • 4.4 • 281 Ratings

Dr. History's audio stories of the Old West. Stories of Cowboys, Indians, Mountain men, pioneers, the Oregon Trail, miners, cattle drives, stagecoach and bank robbers, the cavalry, outlaws and lawmen, some famous and some you have never heard of. From the Custer Battlefield to the Klondike to Indian battles to buried treasure and lost mines to the early explorers. I love telling true stories that shaped the old west.

    Quicksand

    Quicksand

    Movies and TV show people dying a slow death or getting rescued just before going under. Experts today say you cannot drown in quicksand and there are techniques to get yourself out with help or even by yourself.
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    • 18 min
    Deadwood Dick

    Deadwood Dick

    A fictional character invented by author Edward Wheeler was a popular “Half Dime” novel. Six men claimed to be Deadwood Dick, but Richard Clark actually began to think he really was Deadwood Dick.
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    • 24 min
    Jim Bridger and Sir George Gore

    Jim Bridger and Sir George Gore

    Money was no object when Sir George Gore hired Bridger for a hunting expedition. It took forty men, 112 horses and 6 wagons to carry his gear. He shot forty bear, 2500 buffalo and many elk, deer, antelope and other small game. Unfortunately, he wasted the meat and pelts.
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    • 22 min
    Cole Young, Train Robber

    Cole Young, Train Robber

    He led a band of robbers in New Mexico, robbed a train in Santa Fe and killed a man. His last train robbery was fatal when U.S. Deputy Marshal H. W. Loomis was a passenger on the train. His gang got away, but he didn’t.
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    • 22 min
    Stagecoach Stories

    Stagecoach Stories

    Stage drivers took pride in being an expert in their profession facing outlaws, bad roads and terrible weather. Roadside Inns were crowded, dirty and the food was just as bad. Conditions improved as some stages operated as late as the 1920’s.
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    • 24 min
    Robbery of the Denver Mint

    Robbery of the Denver Mint

    Jim Clark was a trusted employee until he embezzled $37,000 to cover his gambling debts. He got lost, his horse got away, he walked for miles, but with a $1000 reward he was captured. He escaped but was captured again and spent a few years in jail.
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    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
281 Ratings

281 Ratings

Merrill Feiker ,

One of the best!

It’s a great show, always interesting and I love the banter between Dr. History and Mr. Bell.

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Little Jo

FANTASTIC EPISODE

Goldie Stardust ,

Struck gold!

I absolutely LOVE this podcast. The selection of tales, the broad array of history lessons, and especially the delivery and humor of the narration. It’s charming, informative, fun, and full of odds and ends - stories you can’t find just anywhere. An original! ”FROM COAL MINER TO COWBOY” — I can’t wait to read your book!

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