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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 • 236 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.

    Gamblers

    Gamblers

    A favorite pastime, poker, dice, keno, faro, roulette, chuck-a-luck, dog and cock fights, horse racing and boxing. There were as many ways to gamble as there were to cheat and take a man's hard earned money.
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    • 26 min
    Peg Leg Smith

    Peg Leg Smith

    He cut off his own leg after being shot, carved his own wooden leg and established Fort Smith. He sold goods to travelers, was a rugged, whiskey-drinking, storytelling, horse thieving rascal, but a famous man who helped establish the west.
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    • 24 min
    The Scouts

    The Scouts

    Former trappers became scouts for the explorers, missionaries, surveyors, the army and wagon trains. Many were pathfinders who opened up the West, men like Jim Beckworth, Jim Baker, Jim Bridger, Tom Tobin and Kit Carson.
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    • 27 min
    A Patriotic Program

    A Patriotic Program

    Francis Scott Key witnessed the British bomb Fort McHenry. Despite direct hits, the huge torn and battered American flag survived, inspiring him to pen our National Anthem. Captain William Driver was the first to proclaim our flag as “Old Glory."
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    • 23 min
    The Spaldings

    The Spaldings

    Henry and Eliza opened the Lapwai Mission among the Nez Perce. They were welcomed, opened a school and provided medical treatment. Henry clashed with the Shamans, the Mountain men and the Nez Perce men as he tried to force them to work. They eventually moved to Oregon City, Oregon.
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    • 25 min
    The Whitman Tragedy

    The Whitman Tragedy

    The Whitmans and Spaldings wanted to convert the Indians. The influx of settlers and infectious diseases caused large numbers of Indians, especially children to die. Indians blamed the Whitmans resulting in the ambush and death of settlers including the Whitmans.
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    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
236 Ratings

236 Ratings

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Very interesting stories

The stories being told are great. I wish they had more time to tell them. Ken could take his time and be less rushed. Might even be more prepared for the questions Zeb throws at him.

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Native Americans were NOT hostiles! They were the caretakers that gave a beautiful, well cared for land to a bunch of white losers.

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Awesome Content Terrible Speaker

The Doctor is a great historian and speaker that’s passionate about the material. He is very enjoyable to listen to. Whoever the other guy is that sounds like a cheesy talk show host is literally the most obnoxious and annoying person I have ever encountered in my years of listening to podcasts. I couldn’t make it through the first episode.

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