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FRONTIER PLAYHOUSE is presenting TV/radio dramas about the pioneers of the AMERICAN WEST as aired during the golden age of radio and black and white TV in The USA. Stay with us as we travel those trails of old time cowboy westerns....

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Frontier Fighters

Frontier Fighters was a western drama radio show that took its listeners backinto a time of American history when men and women with brave hearts and pioneering spirits were the first of the European settlers toventure into the unknown West. One of the most popular radio programs of 1935 was Frontier Fighters, a program that presented dramatizations of the settlement of the American West. There is a constant theme that runs through each episode--the sacrifice men and women made to advance the frontier and to settle the West is what made America a strong independent nation. The message for radio audiences was that all Americans in the 1930s had the strength of their ancestors; the nation would endure. Episodes included dramatizations centering on Lewis and Clark, Marcus Whitman, The Fall of the Alamo, Grenville Dodge and Leland Stanford, Oklahoma Land Run, Alaska, Dakota Territory and the Bozeman Trail, just to name a few. The broadcasts of Frontier Fighters were only done in 15 minute increments, but the writers did a great job of presenting an interesting drama of a piece of American history from the 1600s tothe 1800s. Some of the shows were about individual people who made a difference in American history – either good or bad – and some were about instances, such as the legendary happenings along the Oregon Trail.RUSC.COM