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AZ: The History of Arizona podcast
28 minutes | Jul 26, 2021
Episode 62: The Camp Grant Massacre
In 1871, a band of Apache decided to (mostly) settle and farm in peace. Unfortunately, it proved to be the right move, but at the wrong time and the wrong place.
28 minutes | Jul 19, 2021
Episode 61: About even
Cochise the Great and Terrible shocked everyone by proposing peace - and actually meaning it. If only the U.S. government had just played it cool.
42 minutes | May 31, 2021
Episode 60: Tread softly
Few stories in all of Arizona history are as tragic as that of the Pennington family.
30 minutes | May 24, 2021
Episode 59: This is your life
In which we explore the life, times, and legacies of five prominent Arizonans.
29 minutes | May 17, 2021
Episode 58: We must live in bad places
To wrap up the 1860s, we watch as the walls start closing in on Cochise.
31 minutes | May 10, 2021
Episode 57: A tale of two cities
Tucson becomes Arizona’s capitol, and it’s finally time to talk about the founding of Phoenix. For that we need to revisit the ex-Confederate who founded it, and introduce the eccentric Englishman who named it.
30 minutes | May 3, 2021
Episode 56: The Hualapai War
In 1866, a brutal conflict between American settlers and Amerindians would break out. Believe it or not, this conflict would not involve the Apache. But that didn’t make the short Hualapai War any less bloody.
32 minutes | Apr 26, 2021
Episode 55: The pyramid on the hill
Political offices change hands, Arizona clashes with other states over territory, and Charles Poston sets out on the path to his grave on top that hill north of Florence.
32 minutes | Apr 19, 2021
Episode 54: A quick look around
With the Civil War over, it’s time to see what life on the frontier was really like. Turns out it was full of desperadoes, 19th century racism, Amerindian tribes both friendly and hostile, and even the Spirit of Christmas?
31 minutes | Apr 12, 2021
Episode 53: The Arizona Volunteers
Arizona organizes native companies to take the fight to the Apache … too bad they were unpaid, under-supplied, and only existed for a year. Otherwise, they may have done something about that wily fox, Cochise.
30 minutes | Apr 5, 2021
Episode 52: Mustering out
We finally bring the Civil War in Arizona, while also looking at French trouble south of the border and the, uh, exploits of Indian figure King S. Woolsey.
30 minutes | Mar 29, 2021
Episode 51: A good code of laws
Arizona’s first territorial legislature was busy, tackling issues such as Indian affairs, counties, education, transportation and the thorniest issue of all - divorce.
2 minutes | Mar 22, 2021
Due to a family emergency, there will be no new episode for Sunday, March 21, 2021.
30 minutes | Mar 15, 2021
Episode 50: That charming rogue
The life and times of the lawyer, orator, politician, serial liar and woman-chaser who named Arizona.
32 minutes | Mar 8, 2021
Episode 49: All somewhat quiet on the western front
Though a soldier’s life in 19th century Arizona was no walk in the park, the Confederates would have been more than happy to take the territory back.
33 minutes | Mar 1, 2021
Episode 48: Ditat Deus
In which we learn the correct way to pronounce “Prescott.”
29 minutes | Feb 15, 2021
Episode 47: Birthday Q&A
It’s Arizona’s birthday! And the podcast’s anniversary! So let’s sit down and answer a few questions about both.
28 minutes | Feb 8, 2021
Episode 46: Cochise will never be friendly
The U.S. Army and the Apache could just not get along.
30 minutes | Feb 1, 2021
Episode 45: The Long Walk
In 1863 General Carleton ordered Kit Carson to bring the hammer down on the Navajo - hard
30 minutes | Jan 25, 2021
Episode 44: The Hassayampers
An episode full of gold-filled water and Goldwaters.
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