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The Western Trails - Legend, Facts and Great Stories

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AUGUST 20, 2015 - LIVING A RICHER LIFE ~ Life Changing Talk Radio

THEME: The Western Trails - Legend, Facts and Great Stories

INTERVIEW GUESTS: 

Will Bagley- Author of over 20  books. Will's work has won every major prize in Western History--an Old Joe, the Spur, the Wrangler, the Caroline Bancroft, the John W. Caughey Prize for the year's most distinguished book on the history of the American West, and the Merrill J. Mattes Award for Excellence in Writing.

Melody Groves - Southern New Mexico Author whose novels reflect her fascination--and ties--with that era of the Old West--gunfighters. Her books reflect her passion for rodeo and appreciation of historic wooden bars. Yes bars--the front and back wooden structures. 

THIS WEEK’S MESSAGE: In the American Old West, trails were used by immigrants from the eastern United States, between 1830 and 1870. These colonists began to settle various regions of North America west of the Interior Plains, during the overland migrations of the mid-19th century.  There were two major wagon networks, one based typically out of Missouri and the other out of Santa Fe de Nuevo México. These trail networks have become embedded in the folklore of the United States as one of the significant influences that have shaped the content and character of the nation. Whether its a fact or a legend, behind it always lie a great story.

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