Category Archives for "Fort Laramie"

63. Fort Laramie: “The Captain’s Widow” & Other OTR Programs

The Captain's Widow - Fort Laramie

Listen to These Programs:  Fort Laramie  2/5/56  The Captain’s Widow  ~ I Love A Mystery  12/14/49  The Million Dollar Curse #3  ~  Gunsmoke  12/25/54  Kitty Lost

The widow of Captain Philip Wintner arrives at Fort Laramie four years after his death. It is her intent to retrieve her husband's body and give him a proper burial back home.

Major Daggart, however, refuses her request.  The reason? The Captain fought and died in an Indian battle. Because his body rests on Indian land, its removal would risk the lives of both the widow and those accompanying her.

Mrs. Wintner, however, does not accept the answer "no" easily and has other plans of her own.

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62. Gunsmoke: “The Bone Hunters” & Other OTR Programs

Gunsmoke Old Time Radio - The Bone Hunters

Listen to These Programs:  Fort Laramie:  The Capture  ~ I Love A Mystery: The Million Dollar Curse, Ep 2 ~ Gunsmoke:  Bone Hunters

We haven't been able to complete the description of these shows quite yet, but didn't want that to stop you from enjoying them.  

I am working on this project and hope to add descriptions of the programs in two or three of my shows each week.  Keep checking back.  In the meantime, give a listen and enjoy the show!

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61. Fort Laramie: “The Beasley Girls” & Other OTR Programs

The Beasley Girls - Fort Laramie OTR Program

Listen to These Programs:  Fort Laramie: The Beasley Girls  ~   I Love A Mystery: The Million Dollar Curse  Episode #1   ~   Gunsmoke: Cholera

On this episode of Fort Laramie, entitled  The Beasley Girls, Captain Quince and his men arrive at the scene of an Indian massacre. The victims are members of a Wagon Train heading West through Sioux territory.  As the cavalrymen are burying the dead, they run across one survivor- a man who lives long enough to tell Quince the Indian took the Beasley Girls captive. 

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16. Fibber McGee and Molly: “Too Much Energy” & Other Old Time Radio Programs

Listen to These Programs:  Fibber McGee & Molly: Too Much Energy   ~   Tales of the Texas Rangers: Sweet Revenge   ~   Fort Laramie: The Sergeant's Baby   ~   Gunsmoke: The Trial

Fort Laramie describes the struggles of starting a family while living an isolated lifestyle at an army Fort in the 1870s in the episode titled: "The Sergeant's Baby."  Fibber McGee is driving everyone crazy because he has "Too Much Energy."

Matt Dillon observes some legal irregularities in an episode of Gunsmoke called "The Trial." And finally there is a story of "Sweet Revenge" on Tales of the Texas Rangers.  

We'll write more about these programs soon. But in the meantime, feel free to give a listen! 

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5. Gunsmoke: “The Liar From Blackhawk” & Other Old Time Radio Programs

Listen to These Programs:  Gunsmoke: The Liar From Blackhawk   ~   Dragnet: The Big Mask   ~   Fort Laramie: Boredom

Hank Shinn is a newcomer in Dodge City. He spends an awful lot of time bragging about his reputation as gunman --- and he has most of the town convinced.  Matt Dillon, however, is not so easily swayed. Matt suspects Hank may be lying.  The question is why?  This is a pretty good episode of Gunsmoke

One of my favorite radio dramas was Dragnet.  In this week's show we feature two episodes of that classic old time radio program, titled The Big Mask, parts 1 and 2.  

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