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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 desserts on the trail, if there were any desserts at all.

Cobblers were called many things during the nineteenth century, including duff, slump, pudding, charlotte, and pie.


Serves 4–6


4 cups fresh or canned apples, apricots, peaches, or berries

2 cups flour

1/2 cup sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 cup milk


Wash, peel, and/or pit the fruit and place into a greased Dutch oven.

Combine dry ingredients in a bowl, and mix.

Add the milk and stir just until moistened.

Spread over the fruit and bake covered in a 375°F oven for 40–45 minutes or until done.

Recipe adapted from the Omaha, Nebraska, World-Herald, October 11, 1896.


Your Hosts:

To learn more about Sherry and her books, visit her website

To learn more about Marshal and his work, visit his website.


Experience History:

Check out this places for your cattle drive experience Emerald Valley Ranch or visit for a recommended list.


Learn about History:

The Cowboy's Cookbook, by Sherry Monahan


Next Episode:

Cost of Goods on the Frontier