Legends of the Old West

Legends of the Old West

Wyatt Earp, Jesse James, and Butch and Sundance. Lakota, Comanche and Apache. Wars, gunfights and robberies. This show covers the toughest lawmen, the wildest outlaws, and the deadliest towns — all the people and events that shaped the American West.... Show More

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May 27, 2020 27 min
Over the course of two centuries, the Apache rise to become the dominant raiding society in the land that will soon become the American states of Arizona and New Mexico. The Apache battle the Spanish empire, and then the new nation of Mexico, and finally begin a decades-long conflict with the United States. In the process, the first great Apache leader of the 1800s gains fame: Mangas Coloradas. For more details, visit our website ...
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May 26, 2020 8 min
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March 3, 2020 25 min
In the Season Finale, Jesse and Frank rob one final train. One by one, the members of Jesse's gang disappear or die. The governor of Missouri announces unprecedented bounties for the capture of the James boys, and the money tempts Charley and Robert Ford to take drastic action. For more details, please visit www.blackbarrelmedia.com. Our social media pages are: @blackbarrelmedia on Facebook and Instagram, and @bbarrelme...
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With the Northfield ordeal done, Frank and Jesse rebuild their lives. Frank gives up his criminal past; Jesse wants to continue robbing. Jesse starts a new gang but it quickly crumbles and drives him downward into a dark state of paranoia. Forces are in motion that will bring about the end of his life. For more details, please visit www.blackbarrelmedia.com. Our social media pages are: @blackbarrelmedia on Facebook and Instagra...
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February 18, 2020 34 min
After the Northfield shootout, the surviving members of the James-Younger gang flee the area. Posses scour the land in pursuit. The outlaws are plagued by terrible weather, rough terrain, and hundreds of manhunters. After a week on the run, the gang is forced to make a difficult choice. Some men will make it out of Minnesota and some won't. For more details, please visit www.blackbarrelmedia.com. Our social media pages are: ...
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February 11, 2020 27 min
The Northfield raid begins badly and ends in disaster. A shootout engulfs the town as the James-Younger gang battles the citizenry in Old West urban combat. Both sides suffer losses and grievous injuries. Afterward, the town and the gang will never be the same. For more details, please visit www.blackbarrelmedia.com. Our social media pages are: @blackbarrelmedia on Facebook and Instagram, and @bbarrelmedia on Twitter.
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February 4, 2020 28 min
Pinkerton detectives attack the James family farm and the results are deadly. The James-Younger gang robs a train in Missouri, but suffers a setback. The actions of a traitor push the gang to make the fateful decision to go north. Two weeks later, the gang settles on a target for its next robbery: the First National Bank of Northfield, Minnesota. For more details, please visit www.blackbarrelmedia.com. Our social media pages are: &...
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January 28, 2020 27 min
A train robbery brings the Pinkerton Detective Agency back into the lives of the James-Younger gang. Undercover detectives attempt to infiltrate the gang but produce disastrous results. In the aftermath, the agency begins a long campaign that is designed to wipe out the gang once and for all. For more details, please visit www.blackbarrelmedia.com. Our social media pages are: @blackbarrelmedia on Facebook and Instagram, and ...
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January 21, 2020 27 min
A bank robbery Iowa jumpstarts the career of the James-Younger gang. A train robbery -- also in Iowa -- cements the gang as the premier outlaw group in America. The bandits' rise to stardom is fueled by their biggest fan: an aggressive newspaper editor in Kansas City. For more details, please visit www.blackbarrelmedia.com. Our social media pages are: @blackbarrelmedia on Facebook and Instagram, and @bbarrelmedia on Twi...
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January 14, 2020 29 min
Bank robberies pile up fast in the years after the Civil War. Frank and Jesse learn the tricks of the trade from their old guerilla comrades and then strike out on their own. But in their first solo action, Jesse murders a man in cold blood and earns the wrath of an angry posse. For more details, please visit www.blackbarrelmedia.com. Our social media pages are: @blackbarrelmedia on Facebook and Instagram, and @bbarrelmedia...
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