The Best Lawman in the Old West

  One of the most effective lawmen of the old west wasn’t Wyatt Earp or Wild Bill Hickok. It’s a Federal Marshall who worked out of Judge Parker’s court in Fort Smith, Arkansas. His job was hunting outlaws in the 75,000 square miles of Indian Territory - what is now the state of Oklahoma. This …

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Basque Sheepherders in the West

Do you remember sheepherder wagons? I recall seeing them off in the distance, out on the prairie, in those Wyoming hills west of Cheyenne. They were found on open range around the west, on land where cows don’t do well but sheep thrive. That sheep wagon, with its white canvas top, was a beacon in …

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Irish Celebration Comes to Parkfield

Note:  play the audio to hear the report and some of the music we'll hear at Felie Parkfield:  America has deep Irish roots, and one way those roots come alive is through our music. That uniquely American sound of Bluegrass has more than a touch of Irish in it. This connection is the theme of …

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