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 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 items. This show's lagniappe is a recipe for escalloped tomatoes.
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 includes a recipe for fruit cobbler.
In this episode the marshal and the madam will explore the mail-order bride world on the frontier. Learn what the term really meant, meet some of the men and women who solicited "object matrimony." Listen as Sherry and Marshall share real advertisements and true stories about love, heart break, and murder! This show's lagniappe includes a recipe for chicken croquettes.
In this show, the marshal and the madam discuss the products, procedures, and details of how pioneers cared for their teeth. It's shocking how we still use many of the same products and treatments from over 100 years ago! You would think with advances in technology we would have progressed further... This show's lagniappe includes a recipe for tooth powder.
The marshal and the madam peel back the curtain to shed light into the underworld of the madams who ran brothels on the frontier in this show. Learn about some of the women and what their lives were like. Discover who started the first peep show and find out who Fannie Porter, Jessie Hayman, Tessie Daroux, Pearl Devere, Etta “Grasshopper” Clark, and “Big Alice” Abbott were. This show's lagniappe includes two recipes for bath salts.