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Welcome to Wild West podcast where fact and legend merge. The Wild West Podcast presents the true accounts of individuals, who settled in a town built out of hunger for money, regulated by fast guns, who walked on both sides of the law, patrolling, investing in and regulating the brothels, saloons and gambling houses. These are stories of the men who made the history of the Old West come alive - bringing with them the birth of legends, brought to order by a six-gun and laid to rest with their boots on. Join us now as we take you back in history, to the legends of the Wild West. 

Wild West Podcast Michael King/Brad Smalley

    • Education
    • 4.6 • 121 Ratings

Welcome to Wild West podcast where fact and legend merge. The Wild West Podcast presents the true accounts of individuals, who settled in a town built out of hunger for money, regulated by fast guns, who walked on both sides of the law, patrolling, investing in and regulating the brothels, saloons and gambling houses. These are stories of the men who made the history of the Old West come alive - bringing with them the birth of legends, brought to order by a six-gun and laid to rest with their boots on. Join us now as we take you back in history, to the legends of the Wild West. 

    The Hancock Expedition: Frontier Diplomacy and The Precipice of War in 1867 Plains

    The Hancock Expedition: Frontier Diplomacy and The Precipice of War in 1867 Plains

    Send us a Text Message.Embark on a journey to the year 1867, where the grasses of the Plains whispered tales of imminent turmoil. Our episode chronicles the audacious maneuvers of Major General Winfield Scott Hancock, as he brandishes the might of the military in a perilous dance with the Plains tribes. We peel back the layers of the government's attempts at peace—efforts that were doomed to fail against the tribes' pressing need for their ancestral grazing lands. The narrative escalates as w...

    • 36 min
    Western Cattle Trail Newsletter Promotional

    Western Cattle Trail Newsletter Promotional

    Send us a Text Message.Don't miss the chance to delve deeper into the history of the Western Cattle Trail. Sign up for a free Western Cattle Trail Newsletter for a limited time. The newsletter will include featured articles by noted Western authors on historical accounts of the cattle drives of the 1880s. Additionally, those who receive the free newsletter will get exclusive updates on upcoming conferences, minutes from the WCTA meetings, legislative updates to trail activities, and announcem...

    • 1 min
    Western Cattle Trail Association 150th Conference

    Western Cattle Trail Association 150th Conference

    Send us a Text Message.The Western Cattle Trail Association is delighted to announce that it will be hosting an exclusive 150-anniversary conference in Dodge City, Kansas, on November 1st & 2nd. This two-day gathering, reserved for those truly passionate about the history of the Western Trail, is not just a celebration but also a unique platform to delve into the history of the Western Trail, provide free historical trolley rides of Dodge City, and a round table to discuss the formation o...

    • 1 min
    Tales of Abilene Kansas: Gunfighters, Gamblers, and the Wild Spirit of the Old West

    Tales of Abilene Kansas: Gunfighters, Gamblers, and the Wild Spirit of the Old West

    Send us a Text Message.Embark on a thrilling journey to the raucous streets of 19th-century Abilene with us, where the legends of the Wild West come alive. Get ready to be transported to a world where cowboys, outlaws, and lawmen like Wild Bill Hickok and Tom Smith walked with a swagger, and the promise of prosperity mingled with the ever-present risk of gunfights. Our narration will bring you face-to-face with the hardy saloon keepers, shrewd gamblers, and the notorious sporting women who tu...

    • 41 min
    Echoes from Fort Dodge: The Pioneering Trials of Major Douglas and the Clash with the Kiowa

    Echoes from Fort Dodge: The Pioneering Trials of Major Douglas and the Clash with the Kiowa

    Send us a Text Message.Feel the icy winds and hear the echoes of challenge and survival as we unveil the untold narratives of Fort Dodge's pioneering spirits. This episode promises to transplant you to the heart of a 19th-century military outpost, where Major Henry Douglas and his command contended with more than just the bitter cold. Mike King, a historian who profoundly understands the era, guides us through the Douglas family's trials, the lawlessness fueled by whiskey ranches, and the end...

    • 38 min
    Pioneering the Heartland: Isadore Douglas' Perilous Journey and the Spirit of the Santa Fe Trail

    Pioneering the Heartland: Isadore Douglas' Perilous Journey and the Spirit of the Santa Fe Trail

    Send us a Text Message.Embark on a trek through time as we uncover the remarkable story of Isadore Douglas and her family's poignant journey westward in the aftermath of the Civil War. Imagine braving the unknown frontier, where every step is a dance with danger and every letter home is a testament to survival. You're invited to live through Isidore's eyes, as her correspondence with her mother offers us a window into the raw emotions and harsh realities faced on the plains—from the joy and a...

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
121 Ratings

121 Ratings

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Wonderful podcast

I’ve always said I was born in the wrong era. However I do think the music is too loud.

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