This week’s show is headed by an interview with Lon Hanna of the Sons of the San Joaquin. Lon, although the son and nephew of the other two members of the group, was actually the person who put the group together.
Sons of the San Joaquin
Kenny Bratcher, the master hatter at Bronco Sue, tells us about John B. Stetson and how the cowboy hat came about.
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July 31 - August 6, 2006
Dakota travels to Southern California to go with Jim MacGregor on a visit to Rancho Los Alamitos, an 1800’s oasis in the middle of L.A. County.
Sheep Shearing on Rancho Los Alamitos, 1870
[Courtesy of the City of Lakewood]
Roger Tuller and Dakota talk about the life and times of Hanging Judge Isaac Parker. Among other things, it’s interesting to learn that it was federal guidelines that required Judge Parker to hang the men he did.