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Monday, May 04, 2015
Historical characters in old radio shows
One of the interesting features that occasionally pop up in old radio shows is the introduction of real historical characters into the fictitious stories. This was particularly true in those that dealt with western themes. For example, Wild Bill Hickock came to Dodge City a time or two in Gunsmoke, and in the episode of Have Gun, Will Travel entitled "You Were Dead," Paladin holds a conversation with the famous Indian chief Red Cloud.