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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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Stop interrupting!!!

By Chad9300 - Jul 04 2019
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I’d give 5 stars in a second if the host would just let doc tell the stories.

Dr. History is great, Ditch the host

By Upon the hilltop - Jan 22 2019
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The host intrupts and his humor gets in the way. Let Dr.History tell his stories...period.

iTunes Ratings

113 Ratings
Average Ratings
75
18
10
5
5

Stop interrupting!!!

By Chad9300 - Jul 04 2019
Read more
I’d give 5 stars in a second if the host would just let doc tell the stories.

Dr. History is great, Ditch the host

By Upon the hilltop - Jan 22 2019
Read more
The host intrupts and his humor gets in the way. Let Dr.History tell his stories...period.
Cover image of Dr. History's Tales of the Old West

Dr. History's Tales of the Old West

Updated 12 days ago

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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.

Rank #1: Lewis and Clark

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John Colter's horse was stolen by some Teton Sioux indians, this could have been the end of the expedition. Chief Black Buffalo demanded more gifts, so a visit to the indian village and a few "carrots" of tobacco and the expedition was able to continue.

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Sep 20 2016
24 mins
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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
22 mins
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Rank #3: George Armstrong Custer

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He admired and defended the Indian way of life, but was reckless and vain. Loved or hated, he followed orders and did what he thought was true and right.

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May 24 2016
24 mins
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Rank #4: Custer's First Stand

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1868, General George A. Custer led the 7th Cavalry in a surprise winter attack against Cheyenne Chief Black Kettle and his village. Custer reported a victory, yet there were only a dozen warriors killed and 23 soldiers killed. 1876, another attack along the Little Bighorn river, with much different results.

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Mar 28 2017
21 mins
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Rank #5: 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
21 mins
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Rank #6: Clay Allison

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Using his gun or a rope, killing came easy to Clay Allison. When a nervous dentist pulled the wrong tooth, Allison shoved the dentist down and began pulling the dentist's teeth.

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Jul 12 2016
23 mins
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Rank #7: John Chisum

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King of the Pecos,he had from seventy to eighty thousand cattle on his 150 mile empire. He hosted outlaws, sheriffs, soldiers, and more in his luxurious home.

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Jun 30 2015
25 mins
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Rank #8: Transcontinental Railroad

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Abraham Lincoln wanted to connect East to West with a railroad. Picking and scouting the best route was led by Grenville Dodge.

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Nov 24 2015
31 mins
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Rank #9: 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
23 mins
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Rank #10: The Hanging Judge

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Judge Parker was a cheerful outgoing man, loved by children and devoted to his job.  He tried more than 13,000 people, three fourths were convicted, 344 carried the death sentence of which 88 died on the gallows.  George Maledon was the very efficient hangman who made sure the job was done right.

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Jul 30 2019
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Rank #11: Indian Athletics--Broken Bones and Death

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Stick ball, hoop and pole, rock football, underwater volleyball, swimming and running, spears that might accidentally take out your opponent. Games were fierce and could mean death or slavery to the loser.

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Nov 12 2013
24 mins
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Rank #12: The Pinkertons

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Barrel maker turned detective, he was the original "private eye". He chased Jesse James, the Younger and Dalton gangs, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. The modern FBI used his agency as a model.

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Jun 14 2016
21 mins
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Rank #13: 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
26 mins
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Rank #14: The Alamo

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Was there a coward in the Alamo? Moses Rose made the difficult decision to leave rather than face certain death and was branded a coward and a deserter.

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Jul 11 2017
24 mins
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Rank #15: 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
23 mins
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Rank #16: Transcontinental Railroad

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A race that connected East to West with the help of workers from all over the world. The Transcontinental Railroad was an amazing accomplishment that required thousands of workers with backbreaking labor and danger, from the surveyors to the final laying of the track and meeting at Promontory Point.

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Oct 07 2014
25 mins
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Rank #17: 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
25 mins
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Rank #18: John Wesley Powell

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Civil War veteran, John Wesley Powell wanted to row boats down the Colorado River. After facing dangerous rapids, near starvation they became the first to explore the length of the mighty Colorado River.

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Oct 18 2016
22 mins
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Rank #19: Texas Rangers

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Organized in 1823, they had a questionable reputation, but survived off and on for many years. Re organized for good in 1935, they are the elite in law enforcement and respected around the world. Hollywood's portrayal of gunmen is not accurate, here you will read of famous and little known men who shaped the old west, some for good and others not so good.

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Jun 17 2014
24 mins
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Rank #20: Jedediah Smith

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Nearly killed by a bear, he traveled in unknown territory more than any other mountain man. He never smoked, got drunk or used profanity and was a friend to the Indians

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Dec 29 2015
24 mins
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