An End To The Graham-Tewksbury Feud


Episode 439 looks into one of the great family and land feuds of the Old West, the classic squabble between the sheep herders and cattle ranchers. Oddly, the best descriptions of the central event comes from a preliminary hearing for one of the accused. By the time the incident got to an actual trial, the newspapers seemed to have lost interest. Good story though, with good reliable tropes, including one of my favorites, what I like to call “courtroom shenanigans.”


Culled from the historic pages of the Arizona Republic, the Arizona Weekly Star, and other newspapers of the era.


If you want to dig deeper on this case, check in at the Safe House at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian, where you can listen to an extended edit of this episode that includes more information on the hearing testimony, or dig really deep and explore the official case file.

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  • Portals to Possibility, an improvised mock-talk show that proves you don’t have to be human to be good people. Visit pulpular.com/portals2 for a brand-new episode.

  • Catastrophic Calamaties, Exploring the famous and forgotten disasters of the 19th and 20th centuries. What could go wrong? Everything!

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  • Musical contributors include Nico Vitesse, Lucia La Rezza, Joyie, Danielle Mo, Dave Sams, Rachel Schott and David Hisch.

  • Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.

  • Media management by Sean Miller-Jones

  • Richard O Jones, Executive Producer


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Episode 440 gives True Crime Historian listeners a chance to discover your second-favorite historical true crime podcast with this showcase, to which we were invited to contribute a short story. Our own entry, Suicide On The Gallows: The Criminal Executes Himself, comes near the end, but it’s worth the wait. It’s a highly interesting tale about a Colorado sheriff who invents a device to let condemned prisoners execute themselves.


If you would like to follow up on some of the other podcasts in the showcase, here are the links:


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  • A creation Of Pulpular Media

  • Also from Pulpular Media:

  • Portals to Possibility, an improvised mock-talk show that proves you don’t have to be human to be good people. Visit pulpular.com/portals2 for a brand-new episode.

  • Catastrophic Calamaties, Exploring the famous and forgotten disasters of the 19th and 20th centuries. What could go wrong? Everything!

  • Some listeners choose to support this podcast by checking in at the Safe House at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian, to get early access, exclusive content, and whatever personal services you require.

  • Some listeners don’t want to pledge monthly support but just want to send a few bucks this way. You can do that at www.buymeacoffee.com/crimehistorian. You can also subscribe to a $5 monthly or $50 annual membership!

  • Musical contributors include Nico Vitesse, Lucia La Rezza, Joyie, Danielle Mo, Dave Sams, Rachel Schott and David Hisch.

  • Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.

  • Media management by Sean Miller-Jones

  • Richard O Jones, Executive Producer


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Homer Bird’s Gold Fever


Episode 438 takes place during the great Alaskan gold rush when a group of adventurous businessmen from New Orleans leave their families and risk all in a quest to gain riches beyond imagination. Yeah, that’s not gonna end well, but the most interesting part of this drama is the influence of two women in the defendant’s life. One, a literal gold-digger, the other, the faithful wife who stands by her husband’s side til the bitter end.


Culled from the historic pages of the Times-Picayune, The Washington Times, and other newspapers of the era.


If you want to dig deeper on this case, check in at the Safe House at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian, where you can listen to an extended edit of this episode that includes more information on the background and family life of the murderer and the victim, or dig really deep and explore the official case file.

  • A creation Of Pulpular Media

  • Also from Pulpular Media:

  • Portals to Possibility, an improvised mock-talk show that proves you don’t have to be human to be good people. Visit pulpular.com/portals2 for a brand-new episode.

  • Catastrophic Calamaties, Exploring the famous and forgotten disasters of the 19th and 20th centuries. What could go wrong? Everything!

  • Some listeners choose to support this podcast by checking in at the Safe House at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian, to get early access, exclusive content, and whatever personal services you require.

  • Some listeners don’t want to pledge monthly support but just want to send a few bucks this way. You can do that at www.buymeacoffee.com/crimehistorian. You can also subscribe to a $5 monthly or $50 annual membership!

  • Musical contributors include Nico Vitesse, Lucia La Rezza, Joyie, Danielle Mo, Dave Sams, Rachel Schott and David Hisch.

  • Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.

  • Media management by Sean Miller-Jones

  • Richard O Jones, Executive Producer


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