Boxcars711 Overnight Western "Wild Bill Hickock" - Ghost Town Gold (Aired September 2, 1951)
Wild Bill Hickock was a real life Civil War soldier, sharpshooter, gunfighter and lawman of the Old West. He was an adventurer who had many brushes with death, but they were greatly exaggerated by the stories told about him in various media. His fame lives on, not so much for his real life tales, but because he was the first dime novel hero, he appears in various movies, television shows, and this old time radio program. His tale comes to a sad, yet iconoclastic end. He was killed while playing a round of poker. His hand was aces and eights. For those who know poker, that’s known as the ‘Dead Man’s Hand.’
September 2, 1951. Program #15. Mutual network. "Ghost Town Gold"
. Sponsored by: Kellogg's Corn Pops. The sheriff has disappeared, the deputy sheriff has been holding up stagecoaches, attacking the ranchers and blaming it on the Choctaws. The system cue is added live. Charles Lyon (announcer), David Hire (producer), Paul Pierce (director), Richard Aurandt (music), Marion Richman, Clayton Post, Frederick Shields, Guy Madison, Andy Devine, Forrest Lewis, Jack Moyles. 25:27. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.