The American Frontier

The American Frontier
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Most people think of Charlie Jones and Merlin Olsen for their contributions to football (Jones as a broadcaster, Olsen as a Hall of Fame defensive tackle). Indeed, NBC sometimes paired them for NFL broadcasts. But one other thing Charlie and Merlin share is a fascination for the Old West. In the mid-1980s, they researched the Old West and put together The American Frontier, a series of short videos for American public television. Some of these shorts reveal the truth about things we seem to know, such as the California Gold Rush and the gunfight at the O.K. Corral. Other programs delve into some of the people whose deeds are sometimes forgotten in today's world. Among that latter category was Horace Tabor (pictured), who had cornered the silver market in Colorado in the 1880s. Please note: The American Frontier was originally produced as filler material to absorb the three to nine minutes between PBS shows. Technically, this means there was no particular order of the

Title The American Frontier
First Air Date 01 Sep 1985
Last Air Date 09 Nov 2006
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Networks PBS
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Episode List

Season Episode Episode Title Release Date Download Link
1 1 Joaquin Murrieta 24 Sep 1985 Download Link
1 2 James Hume 22 Oct 1985 Download Link
1 3 Bat Masterson 12 Nov 1985 Download Link
1 4 Shoot Out at the O.K. Corral 19 Nov 1985 Download Link
1 5 The Bird Cage Theatre 08 Oct 1985 Download Link
1 6 Piper's Opera House 15 Oct 1985 Download Link
1 7 Lola and Lotta 15 Oct 1985 Download Link
1 8 Mark Twain 22 Oct 1985 Download Link
1 9 Lillie Hitchcock Coit 08 Oct 1985 Download Link
1 10 James Marshall 17 Sep 1985 Download Link
1 11 John Sutter 24 Sep 1985 Download Link
1 12 Nellie Cashman 01 Oct 1985 Download Link
1 13 The Comstock Lode 17 Sep 1985 Download Link
1 14 Tent Cities 29 Oct 1985 Download Link
1 15 The Chinese Workers 05 Nov 1985 Download Link
1 16 The Golden Spike 29 Oct 1985 Download Link
2 1 Jamestown 24 Sep 1987 Download Link
2 2 Three Ships Sailing into History 08 Oct 1987 Download Link
2 3 Jamestown Churches 01 Oct 1987 Download Link
2 4 Juan Cabrillo 10 Dec 1987 Download Link
2 5 Mission San Diego de Alcalá 03 Dec 1987 Download Link
2 6 Fort Smith 12 Nov 1987 Download Link
2 7 The Handcart Companies 17 Dec 1987 Download Link
2 8 The Donner Party 07 Jan 1988 Download Link
2 9 Sequoya 01 Oct 1987 Download Link
2 10 Hanging Judge Parker 15 Oct 1987 Download Link
2 11 Horace Greeley 29 Oct 1987 Download Link
2 12 The Central City Opera House 12 Nov 1987 Download Link
2 13 The Unsinkable Molly Brown 19 Nov 1987 Download Link
2 14 The Tabors of Colorado 22 Oct 1987 Download Link
2 15 Central City 05 Nov 1987 Download Link
2 16 Hotel de Paris 29 Oct 1987 Download Link
2 17 Belle Starr 03 Dec 1987 Download Link
2 18 Snowshoe Thomson 10 Dec 1987 Download Link
2 19 The Canadian Connection 14 Jan 1988 Download Link
2 20 The Canadian Gold Rush 21 Jan 1988 Download Link