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Dr. History's Tales of the Old West

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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.

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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.

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Great show

By Hot Taker - Nov 13 2019
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Excellent history - really enjoy the show.

Where’s Dr. History

By chevtheman - Aug 14 2019
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Where’s Dr. History been?! Hope he is well.

iTunes Ratings

149 Ratings
Average Ratings
96
26
12
6
9

Great show

By Hot Taker - Nov 13 2019
Read more
Excellent history - really enjoy the show.

Where’s Dr. History

By chevtheman - Aug 14 2019
Read more
Where’s Dr. History been?! Hope he is well.
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Dr. History's Tales of the Old West

Latest release on Feb 11, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail 7 days ago

Rank #1: Bigfoot

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Was there really a "Bigfoot"? Yes, not a myth, he was a very large man who was jilted by a girl and turned bad. His days ended in a gun battle. Also, a short story about a stagecoach that ended up at the bottom of the Snake River.

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Feb 17 2015

21mins

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Rank #2: Kit Carson

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Mountain man, scout, guide and war hero, his name was enough to prevent Indians from attacking. He fought with and against the Indians while traveling the entire west.

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Oct 25 2016

22mins

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Rank #3: Billy the Kid (Part 1)

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A legend in the Old West, with more movies, books, and magazine articles than any old west character but how many did he really kill, and what is the real story? (Originally Aired 5/15/2012)

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Apr 19 2016

24mins

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Rank #4: John C. Fremont

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He explored most of the West, fought in the Mexican and Civil wars, discovered gold, ran for President and died poor. One of the West's greatest explorers.

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Jan 03 2017

26mins

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Rank #5: Geronimo

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He was never a chief, but led many war parties into Mexico and the U.S. This old warrior finally surrendered and lived on reservations until his death from pneumonia.

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Dec 08 2015

23mins

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Rank #6: Jim Bridger

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At age 56 he was considered the greatest scout in the West. He also told some tall tales around the campfire

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Jan 19 2016

23mins

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Rank #7: Butch Cassidy - Part 1

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Born Robert Leroy Parker, his grandparents left England, joined a Mormon handcart company and settled in Southern Utah. Oldest child of Maxi and Annie Parker, Butch met outlaw Mike Cassidy and began his career as a bank robber and outlaw.

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Aug 21 2018

25mins

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Rank #8: The King Ranch

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Early ranchers put up with Indians, rustlers, squatters, drought, killing winters and prices that went up and down. Richard King was one of the success stories.

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Jun 16 2015

24mins

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Rank #9: Christmas Stories

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's famous song, "Christmas Bells" and how "Silent Night" came to be written and sung. Gate 67 and a Montana Christmas, two examples of the true spirit of Christmas.

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Dec 25 2018

19mins

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Rank #10: Johnson County War

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War between the huge Cattle Ranches and the working cowboy ended with several dead. Two groups that should have been working together.

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Oct 28 2014

23mins

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Rank #11: Calamity Jane

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Army scout, stagecoach driver, wagon freighter, Indian fighter, nurse and sometimes prostitute. She loved Wild Bill Hickock and is buried next to him in Deadwood, South Dakota.

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Nov 18 2014

24mins

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Rank #12: Richard Kirkland

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The Civil War Battle of Fredericksburg saw thousands killed or wounded. Kirkland, became known as "the angel of Marye's Heights," as he bravely carried water into no-man's land to give relief to wounded soldiers from both sides.

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Feb 20 2018

24mins

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Rank #13: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

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The Law and Pinkertons were after them, so they left for South America. They bought a large ranch, but couldn't avoid robbing banks. So did they really die in Bolivia?

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Apr 07 2015

24mins

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Rank #14: The Lost Dutchman Mine

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John Waltz, the Dutchman, seemed to have found the mine, he had plenty of gold. Does the Superstition Mountains still hold the secret and the curse for those who never returned looking for the lost treasure?

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Oct 11 2016

23mins

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Rank #15: The Real Cowboys

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Cowboys lived by a strict code of the West, they were hard working and loyal. They faced danger from rattlesnakes, bad weather and wild cows.

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Sep 15 2015

23mins

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Rank #16: The Naked Mountain Man--Osborne Russell's Story of Survival

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A small group of mountain men were trapped by a band of Blackfeet indians. It looked like the end, as they were outnumbered. An old Iroquois trapper decided he was going out in style. A very unusual charge was made by this man that saved the day. Russell was a true mountain man, trapper and explorer in the Northwest. One of the best accounts of a fur trapper.

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Dec 03 2013

22mins

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Rank #17: Frank Hamer

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Hamer was a Texas Ranger, expert rifleman, hunter and tracker. He engaged in 52 gun battles, put away 21 bad guys, trailed Bonnie and Clyde and was there when they met their fate.

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Mar 26 2019

17mins

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Rank #18: Buried Treasure

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Millions in buried and lost treasure. Six short stories of gold never found and where you can go look.

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Sep 02 2014

24mins

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Rank #19: The First Cowboys

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Texas was the cattle raising industry which gave rise to the first cowboys. Armed to the teeth, spurs, long hair covered with a broad-brimmed sombrero was the look of the Texas cowboy.

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Aug 22 2017

23mins

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Rank #20: Title The Fast Draw

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Real gunfights in the old west were not like those seen in movies. Bat Masterson, Pat Garrett, Billy the Kid, Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday and the gunfight at the OK corral all had their own gunfights. (Previously recorded show from Jan 22, 2013)

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Oct 10 2017

25mins

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