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NorCal History show that does not bog you down with dates and names and focus' on stories. Hosted by Ricky Mortensen Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ricky-mortensen/support

Ricky's Historical Tidbits Podcast Ricky Mortensen

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NorCal History show that does not bog you down with dates and names and focus' on stories. Hosted by Ricky Mortensen Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ricky-mortensen/support

    ep. 17 The Jenny Lind Steamboat Disaster

    ep. 17 The Jenny Lind Steamboat Disaster

    The Jenny Lind Steamboat Disaster claimed 32 lives in the bay area back in 1853.
    In this episode, I'll tell you all about it. 

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    • 6 min
    ep. 16 E. Clampus Vitus Exposed

    ep. 16 E. Clampus Vitus Exposed

    According to E. Clampus Vitus legend, St. Vitus devoted 37 years of study and unbiblical contemplation to seek out the fundamental truths bound up in the mystic title of the order. He began writing a cabalistic treatise on the subject in 83 volumes. Still, so far as anyone has been able to discover, he got no further than the first 3 words: Credo Quia Absurdum. Which means I believe it because it is absurd. In this episode of Ricky's Historical Tidbits, I will attempt to share with you an expose' complete with the ancient history through the 3 main ages of Clamperdom.   

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    • 14 min
    ep. 15 Keep Bigler Blue - The Lake Tahoe Name Controversey

    ep. 15 Keep Bigler Blue - The Lake Tahoe Name Controversey

    Many moons ago there was a big lake in the western territory of the United States. Native American tribes called it dá’aw which translates basically to “lake”. Some say there is a 60-foot monster like the loch ness monster that lives in the deep known today as Tahoe Tessie, some say there are hundreds of bodies at the bottom perfectly preserved from the freezing cold deep dark waters and if your fishing line is long enough you might catch an ear or piece of skin. This lake is famous today known as Lake Tahoe, bumper stickers can be found all around that say Keep Tahoe Blue. But what if I told you the name of Lake Tahoe is controversial and I would argue should be reverted to its previous name in the name of history. In this episode of Ricky's Historical Tidbits, I will share with you why we should instead see bumper stickers saying Keep Bigler Blue.


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    • 15 min
    ep. 14 Black Bart - The Po8

    ep. 14 Black Bart - The Po8

    In this episode of Ricky's Historical Tidbits, I share with you the story of my favorite criminal, Charley Boles also known as Black Bart. He robbed 28 stagecoaches in his bandit career and was eventually caught and sent to San Quentin. I'm really excited about this episode.



    Sponsors

    Tuttle Twins Books  

    Tranquilo Coffee



    Books Recommended

    Black Bart - George Hoeper

    Black Bart: Search is over - Robert Jernigan



    Museum Address - 30 North Main Street, San Andreas CA



    Miners on Main


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    • 30 min
    ep. 13 Frederick Bee - Mandarin of the Blue Button

    ep. 13 Frederick Bee - Mandarin of the Blue Button

    In this episode of Ricky's Historical Tidbits, I share with you the story of a man who made his mark everywhere he went. Whether it was mining for gold, building a telegraph line across the country, constructing railroads, potentially inventing the pony express, and most notably Consul for the Chinese people in the United States. His name? Frederick A. Bee.



    Link to the diary of Albert Bee 

    Sponsor California Tea House 


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    • 15 min
    ep. 12 Lucy Batterman

    ep. 12 Lucy Batterman

    In this episode of Ricky's Historical Tidbits, I share with you the story of a lady named Lucy Ann Stoddard Wakefield Batterman, who was known to most for her pies but there’s something else she’s known for.

    She is part of the Miners on Main series which is a scavenger hunt coming soon to Main street in Placerville highlighting local people of history that had some kind of impact on the city of Placerville.

    Sponsor - The California Wine Club


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    • 8 min

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