Rank #1: A Dark Day in Dodge City: The Murder of Dora Hand
The story that is about to be told undertakes one of the darkest days in Dodge City History. It is the story of a gifted entertainer who was born on August 23, 1844, as Isadore Addie May. Isadore at an early age showed signs of being a gifted vocalist. This gift prompted her to change to her stage name to become know as Fannie Keenan and become an entertainer traveling first in Europe then to the Western frontier. In 1878 she arrived in Dodge City, as Dora Hand divorced her husband Captain Hand and settled in at Dodge City as a popular entertainer. Dora became popular among many, which led her to become involved between two suitors who were in conflict for her affection, ultimately resulting in her death on October 4, 1878.
Rank #2: Early Gamblers of Dodge City
Rank #3: Hell Cats of the American West
Rank #4: THE BATTLE OF CIMARRON
Rank #5: Bat Masterson: A Man in a Black Derby Hat
During the thirty minute podcast, many legends of the old west are revealed to include the characterization of Bat Masterson, A.B. Webster, Tom Nixon, Pat Sughrue, Fred Singer, and Jim Masterson.
Rank #6: Return of the Great Hunters: Part 1 The Gathering
The story “The Return of the Great Hunters” written by Mike King and narrated by Brad Smalley is part one of an eight part series-taking place in March of 1874. The buffalo hunters have returned to Dodge City in preparation to travel 150 miles south deep into Indian Territory. Their purpose is to kill off the rest of the southern herd. The expedition is organized by A.C. Myers a Dodge City general merchandising owner who recruits a forty-man team, which ultimately leads to the second battle of Adobe Walls and the Red River War.
Rank #7: The Dodge City War
The Dodge City War of 1883 written by Mike King and Aaron Duree is the story of a bloodless conflict that took place between a gambler by the name of Luke Short and the political structures of Dodge City, who tried to force Short to close the Long Branch Saloon and leave town. Narrated by Brad Smalley the factors involved in the incident was filled with ominous possibilities for violence and brought several of the most infamous gunfighters in the history of the Old West into Dodge City to seek justice for their friend – Luke Short. The event is best remembered because it produced one of the most iconic photos of gamblers and gunfighters taken in celebration of their victory over the political structures in Dodge City – entitled the Peace Commission.
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Rank #8: Whiskey & Westerns on Wednesday & Mysterious Dave
Rank #9: The Great Bullfight 1884
This podcast produced by Mike King and narrated by Brad Smalley tells the story of the men and women who were crowded about the stands and amphitheater drinking and smoking together and enjoying the sports. The events were most sensational and will long be remembered in this country. On July 4, 1884, Dodge City excelled all her past notorieties.
Rank #10: A Cowboy's Tale
A Cowboy's Tale begins at the end of a trail drive just outside of Dodge City at Saw Log Creek on November 3, 1877. A man by the name of Bob Shaw enters the Saw Log Creek campsite looking for a man by the name of Texas Dick. Shaw not finding Texas Dick at the drover camp stays for an evening meal and tells the story of the lynching of an innocent man. The next day Bob Shaw finds Texas Dick in the Lady Gay Saloon ending up in a stand off with gunplay between Ed Masterson and Bob Shaw. The story is a true account based on an article from the Dodge City Times entitled Frontier Fun. For more information on the Legends of Dodge City you can join us on Facebook @ Wild West Podcast. To order one of our books go to Boot Hill Productions or visit the Legends of Dodge City Website.
Rank #11: The Buffalo Herds of 1872
Rank #12: Return of the Great Hunters: Part 2 Adobe Walls Country
Billy Dixon and a company of forty hunters travel south on the Jones and Plummer Trail past the Cimarron River and out into Indian Territory. Along the trail Billy Dixon strikes up a story about Dirty Face Ed Jones. When the expedition reaches Adobe Walls Creek, Billy Dixon, Tyler and Masterson decide to explore an old abandoned trading post. When the three explores reach the old trading post they discover an old Ute drawing to help them unearth the story of the Battle of the Adobe Walls. The story written by Mike King and narrated by Brad Smalley becomes the first lesson in engaging warfare with the Plains Indians.
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Rank #13: An Unfortunate Incident: The Story of Dora Hand
Rank #14: Kansas in the Civil War
To learn more about Kansas and the Civil War Join us at https://www.facebook.com/WildWestPodcast/on May 18, 2019, at 6:00 P.M. Central Standard Time for a special presentation entitled Civil War Day. The Civil War Day production utilizes a full day of video experience from April 27, 2019, Cowtown Civil War Day. The shoot is edited into a sixteen-minute documentary about the cause and effect of the American Civil war – applying a wide range of events into a single message. “A nation divided in social beliefs is subject to multitudes of lives left on the battlefield.” The message gained from the production supports the historical outcomes behind a nation divided from constitutional beliefs, which had an everlasting impact on the fate of one nation.
Rank #15: Kicking About on the Prairie with Hoodoo Brown
Rank #16: Boot Hill Past to Present
Join Brad Smalley and Mike King for another Whiskey and Westerns on Wednesdays. This episode will focus on the story behind Boot Hill from the past to the present. The Podcast will also feature Boot Hill Distillery as we take in a little Red Eye Whiskey. The story of “Boot Hill Past to Present” tells the history behind how Boot Hill was established and when it was relocated along with the individuals who found it as their finale-resting place. Join us on Facebook @ Wild West Podcast. To order one of our books go to Boot Hill Productions or visit the Legends of Dodge City Website.