Giddyup, pardner, and listen to Devon’s cowboy tales from the ghost town full of ghosts: Bannock, Montana!
Secondary topics: Elementary-school/post-apocalyptic survival skills; town full of weird perverts; Wild West naming statistics; a digression to Buffalo Bill and Calamity Jane; Liz’s financial plans; Devon loves Richard Dreyfuss; the cowboy fantasy.
I have been to Bannack! So some of this episode is recounting my poorly-remembered first-hand experience. However, there is tons and tons of historical data, both on the town and the men and women who lived there. The book I talk about consulting is “Buried Treasures of the Rocky Mountain West” by W. C. Jameson.
State Park: http://bannack.org/about-us
Henry Plummer: http://bannack.org/faqs
Plummer’s Gang: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montana_Vigilantes#Road_agents_and_the_Plummer_gang