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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 • 292 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.

    King Hill

    King Hill

    Nellie Burgess drew on forty acres along the Snake River and called it the Rainbow Ranch. She planted a garden and trees, hauling water by bucket from the river. Along with the other homesteaders, they built a church and improved on their homes and ranches. It grew into the small Idaho community of King Hill.
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    • 23 min
    The Castle Gate Payroll Robbery

    The Castle Gate Payroll Robbery

    Butch Cassidy carefully planned the robbery, arranged for horses and supplies and with help from other gang members made his escape from a sympathetic posse. He even rescued a stray dog.
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    • 23 min
    The Tukudeka Indians

    The Tukudeka Indians

    Also called the "Sheepeaters." They lived high in the Rockies, were excellent hunters, well dressed and fed. They were a peaceful tribe, but became extinct due to smallpox.
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    • 24 min
    Jake Herman, Rodeo Clown

    Jake Herman, Rodeo Clown

    Jake was a failure at being a rodeo star, so decided to be a rodeo clown. He had a trick mule, dog and skunk and once butted heads with a bull which left both knocked out. He brought a lot of applause and laughter with his act and retired at age 72.
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    • 22 min
    Bill Miner

    Bill Miner

    Known as the Grey Fox, he had a habit of always getting caught when he committed a crime. He also managed to escape from prison several times, but eventually died in prison.
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    • 22 min
    Oregon's Johnny Appleseed

    Oregon's Johnny Appleseed

    They said Henderson Luelling was crazy to think he could take a heavy wagonload of fruit trees to Oregon. He made the trip, started the Luelling and Meek Nursery and sold grafting shoots all over Washington, Oregon, and California.
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    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

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292 Ratings

292 Ratings

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Great story telling with humor

Love listening to their authentic Western way of telling history!

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Taming the tall tales and telling a more accurate history of the American West

Whether you like a good old fashioned stagecoach robbery or finding out fascinating little known facts about the American west, this is a podcast worth your time. Dr. History and his trusted sidekick research their topics well and often cover aspects of popular events in a way which increases the listeners understanding or simply another perspective. Sometimes they can’t disprove a legend but present the known facts in a way which causes more reflection and consideration. Or if you just want a light fun historical episode, they have those as well.

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