Old West Videos Archives

Time Zones in the United StatesTime in the United States, by law, is divided into nine standard time zones covering the states and its possessions, with most of the United States observing daylight saving time (DST) for approximately the spring, summer, and fall months. Time Zones in the United States is not new, and Dakota Livesay explains how the US got Time Zones.

Chronicle of the Old West Chronicle of the Old West is a 20-page newspaper that contains articles from actual 1800s publications and currently written articles written as if the event has just happened. You would swear it was found in your great grandfather’s old trunk. For more info click HERE.

From Dakota “Here’s another video featuring Kaine, my grandson. Oh yes, I’m in it too. Chronicle of the Old West is probably one of the more unique publications around today. We’ve had wives email us complaining (tongue in cheek, of course) that when Chronicle of the Old West arrives in the mail they know not to speak to their husband until he’s read it cover to cover. Maybe it’s not that bad. It does get him out of her hair for a couple of hours.”

California Gold Rush - James MarshallDakota Livesay gives us a history lesson about the California Gold Rush and James Marshall, an American carpenter and sawmill operator, who reported the finding of gold at Coloma on the American River in California on January 24, 1848, the impetus for the California Gold Rush.

Cowboy CoffeeArbuckles’ Ariosa Cowboy Coffee was a staple of chuckwagons, restaurants and hotels back in the Old West, and to this day you can still enjoy the coffee that has always been Best in the West. Dakota Livesay and his granddaughter Quinn recently shared a word about this great product. Get your coffee order in HERE.

From Dakota: “I discovered if I do a video with one grandchild I had to do one with the other. Because it was the choice of Old West cowboys we had to do a video about Arbuckles’ Cowboy Coffee.

Old West TV – The Great Camel Experiment

The Great Camel ExperimentDakota Livesay talks about the Great Camel Experiment, when Secretary of War Jefferson Davis asked Congress to fund an experimental herd of camels in the 1855! “My admiration for the camels increases daily with my experience of them. The harder the test they are put to the more fully they seem to justify all that can be said of them,” Edward Fitzgerald Beale wrote in his journal on September 21, 1857. But all did not turn out exactly like Lt. Beale hoped.

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