Apr 27, 2020
March 6, 2020 marked the 184th anniversary of the Battle of the Alamo. In honor of this crucial event in the history of the west, the boys pay tribute to the 13 days of glory at the siege of Alamo.
Apr 20, 2020
This episode celebrates the short-lived cross-country mail delivery service known as The Pony Express, which operated from April 1860 to October 1861. Daring riders fulfilled the promise of delivering a letter from St. Joseph, Missouri, to Sacramento, California, in just ten days by horseback. Riders included...
Apr 13, 2020
Once the railroads became popular with American travelers, the flaws inherent in relying on "Solar Time" for railroad arrival and departure schedules required a remedy. In this episode we delve into the creation of the four standard time zones for the continental US.
Apr 6, 2020
The Transcontinental Railroad joined our nation together in 1869, making it possible to travel from New York to San Francisco in less than five days - a mind-boggling improvement over the usual 6-month wagon train ordeal. We salute this amazing achievement and the leap forward it contributed to the settlement of...