top of page

The Pleasant Valley War

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, 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.

  • 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 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, 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 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

  • Media management by Sean Miller-Jones

  • Richard O Jones, Executive Producer

33 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All
bottom of page