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1st Christmas Cards Offensive
While you’re trying to get your Christmas cards off to your aunt in Riverton, your brother in Rock Springs and your sister in Burns, you should know what started it all. It was 172 years ago today, in 1843, London merchant Sir Henry Cole realized he didn’t have much time…
51 Years Ago Today… a footnote
When I posted the article on this, the 51st anniversary of Jimi Hendrix becoming a star, I saw the video of Jimi burning his guitar many times over the years and other shots on documentaries and stills of that seminal moment in music history that launched careers of musical heavyweights and changed …
Young History For Those With No Fear Of Spiders [VIDEO]
This Young Canadian proved to be a force of nature. Revolutionizing music, literally. He stirred revolution politically. He has boosted education, taken on disabilities and saved farmers, our food supply and ecology for mother earth. I would hope he’s not an arachnophobic. It was on this day …
Gunman Goes After Jackson Browne.. On Wrong Coast [VIDEO]
History’s mysteries reveal that it was 35 years ago today, March 22, 1980, that a gunman held up the New York office of Elektra Records,demanding to speak to the EAGLES or JACKSON BROWNE. He gave up when he was told they lived in California. Some people will do anything fo…
A Legend Turns 82 [VIDEO]
Subscribe to 107.9 The River on Youtube “We listened in a room, through the miles and miles of night. Deep in the heart of the Bible belt in the golden radio light. Mr. Radio, you come down here to keep us company.” Mr. Radio – Roderick Falconer Back in 1933, there were no table…
Heroes Of The West: Lewis & Clark Presented [VIDEO]
Subscribe to 107.9 The River on Youtube On May 14th of 1804, Explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark set out on an amazing expedition across the Louisiana Territory at the request of President Thomas Jefferson to open up this great wilderness and discover what lay in the unknown lands. They sus…
Own Music History From Near Here [VIDEO]
Subscribe to 107.9 The River on Youtube Some of the greatest music acts in the world made some of their best music in a secret location less than two hours from here. 105 miles from Cheyenne, outside of Nederland, Colorado is a 1,600 acre piece of music history that some of music’s royalty kn…
Skipper Gone But Not Forgotten [VIDEO]
Subscribe to 107.9 The River on Youtube We loved HIM so much, we invited him into our living rooms for years, until he was rescued. ALAN HALE JR., was the Skipper on “Gilligan’s Island“, (He loved his character so much that he’d almost always wear a skipper’s cap i…
Hawaiian Island Claimed Rocker 21 Years Ago Today [VIDEO]
Subscribe to 107.9 The River on Youtube It was Jimi Hendrix who gave this guitar player his nickname. His style influenced Walter Becker of Steely Dan and other big name axe-men. He may have written part of Stairway To Heaven, that’s a lawsuit going through the courts right now. But on this d…
Teen Outlaw Born 155 Years Ago & Legend Lives [VIDEO]
Subscribe to 107.9 The River on Youtube Born William Henry McCarty Jr. on November 23, 1859, his father died or left early on and he was orphaned at 15 when his mother died of tuberculosis. In Arizona, he fought in the Lincoln County War but switched sides to become one of John Tunstall’s Reg…
Western Adventure Saturday Just Below Wyoming Border [VIDEO]
Subscribe to 107.9 The River on Youtube I so love our western heritage and I am looking forward to seeing Saturday’s (September 13) Western History & Culture Day festivities at an old stage stop, from 9 – 4. Just 30 miles south of Laramie, on highway 287 in Colorado. There are…

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