Tombstone was one of the most colorful towns in the old west. Here’s the story of the OK Corral gunfight, the Crystal Palace and the Bird Cage Theater, the Earps and Doc Holiday, the ladies of the evening and the men and women who made Tombstone what it was…the town too tough to die.
The contradictions of the new frontier were never so evident as when gold was discovered in the Sierra Nevada mountains. This approximately three-hour audio collection brings to life the tumult that was Northern California circa 1849. Chronicling the lives and times of a cast of characters both rapacious and refined, Days of ’49 takes the listener on an evocative exploration, from prologue to aftermath, of the California Gold Rush.
The American cowboy came into the west to begin after a bloody civil war had ended. He worked long hours in lonely cow camps and his pay was meager, but he had grit and determination. He faced constant danger; he fought Indians and rustlers and braved swollen rivers and stampedes. And, finally, when the days of the open range were over, he rode off into the sunset. But his legacy lives on.
The American territory in the 19th century was a place of uneasy Army-Indian relations and fiercely fluid borders. America’s Fallen Forts chronicles the lives and times of a cast of characters both strategic and star-crossed, taking the listener on an evocative journey through the battle-scarred days of the U.S. frontier - an era of Indian wars and infighting; massacres and Manifest Destiny.
"Americas Fallen Forts."