The Buffalo Bill Center of the West’s Eric Rossborough, our McCracken Research Library’s Associate Librarian and Senior Cataloger, joined Ramsey Russell, host of the “Duck Season Somewhere” podcast, for a lively and wide-ranging conversation about Buffalo Bill and Cody, Wyoming. They muse about the history and myth of the American West, the celebrity of Buffalo Bill, the founding of the town of Cody, and duck hunting in an area that is, well, not known for its duck hunting!
To skip ahead to the beginning of Ramsey’s conversation with Eric, which begins about 7 minutes and 55 seconds into the podcast.
Eric’s blog posts
As noted toward the end of the podcast, Eric is also a regular blogger on our website, and shares the fascinating things he learns about various aspects of history in his work combing the books and collections of our McCracken Research Library.
Here is just a sampling of some of Eric’s posts…
The Pitchfork Ranch Antelope Caper
March 23, 2022, by Eric Rossborough
…Since I’ve been in Wyoming I’ve become used to hearing stories of children being entrusted with adult responsibilities. But Monte Skinner may be the only child in history who was charged with catching baby antelope with the assistance of a terrier dog… Read more.
Who is Liver-Eating Johnson, and Why Are They Saying Those Terrible Things about Him?
January 26, 2022, by Eric Rossborough
…Regaling his students with stories about long-dead frontiersmen, teacher Tri Robinson was taken aback when he told them how Liver-Eating Johnson, of Red Lodge, Montana, wound up spending the last month of his life in the Santa Monica National Soldiers’ Home… Read more.
Hal Evarts’s Skunk Ranch
September 29, 2021, by Eric Rossborough
…back in Kansas, Hal Evarts worked for a newspaper, engaged in some business ventures, and then, oddly, returned to the location of his mountain mentors in Wapiti, Wyoming, this time with a wife and small son in tow. Hal’s plan was to strike it rich with a skunk ranch… Read more.
About the Duck Season Somewhere Podcast
Duck Season Somewhere explores real duck hunting culture worldwide! For 365 days per year, it really is duck hunting season somewhere. Ramsey Russell, founder of GetDucks.com chats with genuine waterfowl hunters, conservationists, biologists, storytellers, and others from around the world. The world is a whole lot bigger than our own backyard, and the real story of duck hunting is about more than just ducks. It’s also about people, places, times both past and present. Informal and highly informative, these insightful conversations usually take place on-location at waterfowl hunting lodges and events throughout the United States and six whole continents, wherever Ramsey’s year-round quest for unique duck hunting adventures takes him.