American West

The Marshal and the Madam Podcast Episode 15: Prairie Fever

Sherry and Marshall discuss prairie fever. Learn about 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. There's also a frontier recipe for potato salad in this episode.

By |2021-07-20T16:05:54-04:00July 20th, 2021|Podcast, Recipes|0 Comments

The Marshal and the Madam Podcast Episode 12: Cost of Goods on the Frontier

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.

By |2021-06-29T12:59:47-04:00June 29th, 2021|Podcast, Recipes|0 Comments

The Marshal and the Madam Podcast Episode 10: Mail Order Brides

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.  

By |2021-06-21T17:08:53-04:00June 21st, 2021|Podcast, Recipes|0 Comments

The Marshal and the Madam Episode 9: Oral Hygiene and Dentists

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.    

By |2021-06-09T14:14:18-04:00June 9th, 2021|Food & Health, Podcast, Recipes|0 Comments

The Marshal and the Madam Episode 7: Pioneer Products We Still Use Today

In this show, the Marshal and the Madam explore some of the products the pioneers used that we still do today. They'll share some fun details about boots, food and drink, musical instruments, firearms, and personal care products. This show includes a recipe for some historic cheese sandwiches.

By |2021-06-09T13:27:52-04:00May 24th, 2021|Food & Health, Podcast, Recipes|0 Comments

The Marshal and the Madam Podcast Episode 4: Hollywood Myths

Join Sherry and Marshall as they reveal the myths that were created from Hollywood westerns. In this episode they discuss what saloons really looked like and the drinks served in them. They also cover gunfights, Indians, clothing, and men on horses chasing stage coaches and trains. This podcast include a cocktail recipe from the old west.

By |2021-05-03T15:34:37-04:00May 3rd, 2021|Podcast, Recipes|0 Comments