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Jul 17, 2021

Sherry and Marshall discuss prairie fever, which is a term that was coined to describe the isolation, loneliness, and depression experienced by pioneers on the prairie.

They talk about the Homestead Act, Willa Cather's books about it, weather, and more.


This show's lagniappe:


Potato Salad

5 lbs. new potatoes


Jul 14, 2021

Belly up to the bar as Sherry and Marshall chat about saloons on the frontier.

They discuss euphemisms for saloons and whiskey, what they looked like inside, what was drunk in the them, etiquette, and some funny stories.


This show's lagniappe:


Gin Toddy

(use a whiskey glass)


½ teaspoon sugar, dissolved in a...

Jul 14, 2021

Listen to Sherry and Marshall as they talk about B-western movies. They discuss how they came to be and some of the stars like Tom Mix and William S. Hart.

B-westerns didn't show food and eating too often, but when they did it was the stereotypical chuckwagon grub of stew, chili, or biscuits. This episode's show notes...

Jun 25, 2021

In this episode Sherry and Marshall explore the cost of goods on the frontier. They'll share some comparisons of today's money versus the value of the dollar in the 1800s.

They'll discuss how much people earned, what is cost to run a Kansas farm, mail-order catalogs, and the amount it cost to shop for every day...

Jun 18, 2021

Listen to the Sherry and Marshall as they share some fun history about the iconic western cattle drives.

They share chuckwagon stories, cowboy vernacular, wrangler life, and a story about a chuckwagon cook who lost his clothes to a cow.


This show's lagniappe:


Fruit Cobbler

Cobblers like these were the most common...