Episode 15: “Ohio v. The Wild West” (George Custer/Annie Oakley). Alex travels back to the Wild West in the Season 3 Finale. We talk about the controversial “Boy General” George Armstrong Custer from New Rumley, Ohio and “Little Miss Sure Shot” Annie Oakley of Darke County, Ohio. Two of the biggest celebrities of the 19th Century.
Attorney Jason Lucas comes on to talk about Custer’s youth in New Rumley, Ohio and his sterling Civil War record as a cavalry commander. History Professor and Podcast Host, Brady Crytzer comes on to breakdown Custer’s career in the West as an Indian fighter. We analyze what mistakes were made that led to the crushing and complete defeat of Custer and the 7th Cavalry at the Battle of Little Bighorn in 1876. Editor-in-Chief of Echoes Magazine, Bill Eichenberger joins the show to talk about the famous female sharpshooter and celebrity, Annie Oakley.
We’re also joined by Jerry DePizzo (our only 3-time guest) of the rock band OAR to discuss their new beer, Little Mighty Lager from the fine folks at Great Lakes Brewing Company https://www.liveoar.com/littlemighty and a little history about my hometown of Grandview Heights, Ohio. Also, Erin Wingfield, of the Ohio History Connection comes out to discuss all the different membership options and perks with the Ohio History Connection. http://www.ohiohistory.org/join
Check out Brady’s newest podcast “Dispatches” in conjunction with the Journal Of American Revolution. http://www.allthingsliberty.com or find it on iTunes. Check out Jerry Depizzo and his great Ohio band, OAR, this summer on their tour. https://www.liveoar.com/tour
Thanks to all the support this season from GoBus! Check out the cheap routes and rates all over the Buckeye State on your next trip. http://www.ridegobus.com
Thanks for listening to Season 3! Email us at email@example.com with show ideas this summer and we’ll see you in August for Season 4.