Paul Workman

American West History and Lore

History and Mystery
American West History and Lore


There is still, and always will be, so much more to explore in the American West.





28-The Lost Rhoades Mines Part 2: Father and Son

Aug 5, 2018 9:25


On part 2 of the multipart episode we discuss the excursions of Thomas Rhoades to Carre Shinob as well as other spanish mines in the Uintas as well as his son Caleb Rhoades and his involvment in retrieving gold for the Mormon church

27-The Lost Rhoades Mines Part 1:Origins

Jul 28, 2018 12:27


On part 1 of the multipart episode we discuss the origins and initial characters of one of the greatest lost mine stories ever told The Legend of the Lost Rhoades Mines Tune in to hear about the lore behind these sacred mines cached away in the Uinta Mountain in Northeastern Utah and how the Mormon church could have quite possibly benefited from them

26-The Ghost Town of Frisco, Utah

Jul 21, 2018 8:02


On this episode we take a moment to thank all the amazing firefighters who have been diligently battling the flames here in the dry American West as well as talk about the ghost town of Frisco Utah

25-What is the Antiquities Act? Monday Micro Episode

Jul 10, 2018 3:31


On this Monday Micro Episode we briefly explain what the Antiquities Act is

24-Dino Discoverers of the American West: Earl Douglas

Jul 7, 2018 8:23


On this episode we talk about one of the great Paleontologists of the American West Earl Douglas who with the help of President Woodrow Wilson discovered and preserved one of the most popular tourist attractions in the world the Wall of Bones at Dinosaur National Monument in Northeastern Utah

23-Monday Micro Episode: What is a Sooner?

Jul 3, 2018 1:55


On this Monday Micro Episode we ask and answer the question What is a Sooner

22-Tommyknockers in the American West

Jun 28, 2018 13:37


On this episode we talk a little bit about those mischievous wee little beings known to warn miners of impending danger

21-What's a Stamp Mill

Jun 26, 2018 3:07


On this episode we talk a little bit about what a stamp mill is and how it works as it was an invaluable piece of mining equipment in the old west

20-The Word "STOP" in Telegraphy

Jun 19, 2018 3:02


Every wondered why folk back in the day used the word STOP after each sentence when sending a telegraph Tune in to find out

19-Butch Cassidy and the Fort Worth Five Photograph

Jun 14, 2018 11:07


On this episode we talk about a couple different variations concerning the infamous Wild Bunch photograph known as the Fort Worth Five

18-Bodie, California

Jun 8, 2018 10:48


Bodie is probably one of the most widely known ghost towns of the American west with its colorful towns folk and haunted history Tune in to hear about it all

17-Ghostly Garnet

May 31, 2018 12:43


When people think of Ghost Towns well they think of ghosts living in that town Though many Ghost Towns arent inhabited with otherworldly beings and they are in fact just and abandoned town Garnet may be the exception

16-The Ghost Town of Aurora, Nevada

May 22, 2018 7:43


Aurora was just a little ol mining town in Mineral County Nevada But what you probably didnt know is that it was graced by one of Americas most well known authors humorist publisher entrepreneur and lecturer


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15-John Jarvie and Browns Hole

May 12, 2018 10:58


On this episode we talk about the life of John Jarvie and his homestead in browns hole

14-The Haunted Grand Canyon

May 7, 2018 14:31


Did you know Walt Disney had an awesome dedication to the Grand Canyon at Disneyland built in 1958 Did you also know that The Grand Canyon is no stranger to the paranormal Tune in now to hear the stories

13-Fenn's Treasure and, well, More Lost Treasure

Apr 28, 2018 18:04


Have you ever heard of Forrest Fenns Treasure Well neither had I up until recently Its a modern day Indiana Jones adventure Also do you remember John D Lee and his lost treasure I give to you 4 more brief tales of my top favorite lost treasures

12-The Castle Gate Mine Explosion

Apr 8, 2018 11:38


On this episode of American West History and Lore we discuss my adventure to Goblin Valley State Park a little bit of history of the park and we talk about the history of the Castle Gate Mine Explosion

11-The Wolfe Ranch

Feb 25, 2018 7:16


On this episode we talk about the Wolfe Ranch nestled in Arches National Park

10-The Ghost Town of South Pass City, Wyoming

Jan 28, 2018 13:47


On this episode we delve into some of the history of a very often visited ghost town known as South Pass City in Wyoming

9-The Lost Mine of John D. Lee

Dec 2, 2017 22:49


On this episode we discuss the importance of historical preservation as well as John D Lee the only man punished and executed for his involvement in the Mountain Meadows Massacre and his lost mine

8-The Redfield Coin Hoard

Nov 6, 2017 11:54


Who wouldnt love finding a hoard of silver dollars stashed away somewhere I know I would Tune in to find out just where LaVere Redfield hid his fortune of Silver Dollars

7-Ghost Stories of the American West

Oct 26, 2017 8:43


Enjoy this bonus episode featuring 2 Ghost stories of the American West all in the spirit of the American West

6-The Curious Death of Meriwether Lewis

Oct 23, 2017 11:36


Did Meriwether Lewis commit suicide Or was he murdered The death of one of Americas greatest explorers is surrounded in mystery

5-Keseberg the Cannibal

Oct 17, 2017 11:06


We all know the story of the Donner Party Cold Starving so much so that as a last resort they had to eat one another But did the all do it out of necessity Tune in to find out We also take a look at our Explorers of the West segment where we discuss Jedidiah Smith

4-Poor Ol' Joe "Hooch" Simpson

Sep 24, 2017 9:40


On this episode of The American West Podcast we discuss the restoration of Butch Cassidys boyhood home the unfortunate demise of Joe Hooch Simpson and discuss John Wesley Powell in a new segment entitled Explorers of the West

3-Bodies in the Hoover Dam? Nah.

Sep 14, 2017 6:37


On this episode of The American West Podcast we talk briefly about the myth and lore of bodies being buried within the Hoover Dam and the Flaming Gorge Dam

2-Ol' Josie and Her Cabin

May 3, 2017 5:18


Josies cabin is one of the most prominent landmarks in Uintah County Utah But whats more spectacular than her old cabin is the woman herself

1-The Town That Drowned

Mar 10, 2017 4:40


On this episode of Whats That Extra we talk about the town that drowned known as Linwood