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The June 2017 line-up:

Samuel Maverick
Samuel Maverick

CAMAS PRAIRIE WAR 1 & 2 – When the Bannock Indians signed a peace treaty, one word was written incorrectly. It resulted in war.

CHARLES BASSETT – Although he served as a lawman in the wildest places of the Old West and was friends with the time’s most famous gunmen, Charles never shot anyone.

CHIEF SEATTLE – Chief Seattle welcomed the early settlers. While he was still alive, he was honored by having the area’s chief city named after him.

JIM MURPHY – Jim set up fellow gang member, Sam Bass, who was killed. He spent the rest of his short life hiding from the other gang members, finally committing suicide.

JOHN BEHAN – We know about John Behan from the O.K. Corral shootout. But, as we shall see, there was a lot more to the man than one incident.

COMSTOCK LOAD – The men who discovered the famous Comstock Load in Colorado died penniless, as did the men who discovered gold in California.

SAMUEL MAVERICK – Even though Maverick never wanted to be a cattleman, his name became attached to a type of cow.

BEN KILPATRICK – Ben spent the time when society was changing from horses to automobiles in jail. When he got out, he tried to get back in outlawry, but he was behind the time.

MARCUS KEELLOGG – This “humble shover of the led pencil” accompanied Custer at the Little Big Horn. His body alone remained unstripped of its clothing, and was not mutilated.

FRANCIS PARKMAN – In spite of an illness where he could only concentrate for a few minutes at a time and blindness, Francis was one of our greatest historians writing over 30 books.

THE LONGEST POKER GAME – This poker game lasted 24 years until the players went crazy…not that they weren’t crazy in the first place.

RANCHERS RETURN TO TEXAS 1 & 2 – Following the Civil War Texas ranchers returned to cattle as wild as any animal. But, they saw opportunities, and took advantage of them.

FATHER DE SMET – A Catholic Priest, Father De Smet won the trust of Indians such as Sitting Bull. But he couldn’t hold back the tide of immigrants.

JOE MEEK – Mountain men were known for their ability to tell tall tales. Joe Meek was also known for his integrity.

BOOZE BURNS TOMBSTONE – The booze of the Old West was quite potent. Sometimes it had enough alcohol in it to catch fire.

JIM CRANE – As today, if you mess with a gang member, in the Old West, the other gang members may just come after you.

STAND WATIE – The last southern general to surrender following the Civil War wasn’t a southern gentleman, but a Cherokee Indian.

TOM CUSTER – Although George Custer got all the glory, his brother, Tom, was the true war hero of the family.

KID CURRY – Although Harvey Logan, better known as Kid Curry, was the worst of the Wild Bunch, he ended up taking his own life…or did he?

ABEL HEAD PIERCE – Abel Pierce was a cowboy from Rhode Island who’s name didn’t impress anyone. But when he became Shanghai Pierce, things changed.

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