True Crime Dickinson : Video podcast

Historical crimes from our corner of North Dakota!

In this new series of video podcasts, Museum Director Bob Fuhrman regales us with stories gleaned from his research into crime during the early days of North Dakota.

Due to the recent popularity of 'true crime' podcasts, we thought we'd try this out as a "fireside chat" format. So sit back in your favorite comfy chair, crank up the volume and hear about some ne'er-do-wells from when Dickinson was very much part of the wild west!

#1 Cowboy Shootout at McGillivray Corner

Our first episode takes us back to 1888 with the story of Dickinson's first fatal shooting, stemming from some bad blood between two local cowboys.

This was our first try at video podcasting, and for the next one we will work on improving a few things, especially audio and staging: all good practice!

This video was originally streamed live on the Dickinson Museum Center Facebook page on Friday April 3rd 2020. If you stream the video via our Facebook page, then you can see comments made by viewers at the time. If you prefer not to use Facebook, then the embedded video on the left is hosted on YouTube.

Note: Due to the nature of the content (a shooting), the podcast may not be suitable for children

Video recorded by Joel Walters.

#2 One Bad End Leads to Another...

In casefile #2 we learn how a lively family argument led to a series of linked fatalities.

This video original streamed live at 8pm Friday May 15th 2020, on Dickinson Museum Center's Facebook page.

Note: Due to the nature of the content, the podcast may not be suitable for children.

For this episode we improved our audio volume and quality by adding some microphones, but are still working on the video quality, but are now using OBS studio, so it should be improved again in the future (there was a short streaming error at the beginning of filming this episode, so this is a cropped re-start).

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Dickinson Museum Center is committed to providing interesting factual content about our local area, based on our collections and in-house research.

If you enjoyed this content then please consider showing your support by donating, becoming a member, or even helping us preserve local history by becoming a volunteer.

Even if you can't offer financial support, you might be interested in helping with our photograph scanning project - we have thousands of photos of Dickinson and the surrounding area which need to be scanned and permanently archived. The photos date as far back as the 1880's through to the 1970's and feature photos of historical incidents and local events, portraits and famous faces, landmarks, buildings, and badlands. If you have an interest in local history, why not drop us an email and ask about volunteering?


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