For years, rifle shots echoed through the mountains of Kentucky and West Virginia. Dark secrets were hidden far back in the hollows, and no stranger dared go there. The law stayed away, and justice was found in the barrrel of a gun....
Â©1995 Readio Theatre, LLC (P)1995 Readio Theatre, LLC
From Chautauqua presentations and medicine shows to rodeos and the singing cowboys of the Silver Screen, the history of itinerant entertainment is as old as the frontier itself. Cowboys, Clowns & Carnies takes the listener on an evocative journey through the outrageous cast of men and women - quack doctors, unscrupulous pitchmen, exotic dancers, and silent movie stars - who brought to frontier life the sights and sounds of a fabled Western ideal, the likes of which will never be seen again.
Â©2001 Readio Theatre, LLC (P)2004 Readio Theatre, LLC
In the late 1870s, out in the sparsely settled territory of New Mexico, life was cheap. Rustlers, thieves, and hired gunmen were drawn to a no-manâs land where they were above the law. Times were hard in the no-manâs land of Missouri during the Civil War. Union Soldiers foraged, pillaged and terrorized anyone they suspected of helping the southern cause. So begins a terrifying chapter in American history: the saga of Frank and Jesse James. Tombstone was one of the most colorful towns in the Old West. Hereâs 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 wasâ¦the town too tough to die.
Â©1998 Readio Theatre, LLC (P)2005 Readio Theatre, LLC
The American territory in the 19th century was a place of uneasy Army-Indian relations and fiercely fluid borders. Americaâs 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.
Â©2002 Readio Theatre, LLC (P)2005 Readio Theatre, LLC