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Ricky's Historical Tidbits Podcast

Ricky's Historical Tidbits Podcast

By Ricky Mortensen

NorCal History show that does not bog you down with dates and names and focus' on stories. Hosted by Ricky Mortensen
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ep. 16 E. Clampus Vitus Exposed
ep. 16 E. Clampus Vitus Exposed
According to E. Clampus Vitus legend, St. Vitus devoted 37 years of study and unbiblical contemplation to seek out the fundamental truths bound up in the mystic title of the order. He began writing a cabalistic treatise on the subject in 83 volumes. Still, so far as anyone has been able to discover, he got no further than the first 3 words: Credo Quia Absurdum. Which means I believe it because it is absurd. In this episode of Ricky's Historical Tidbits, I will attempt to share with you an expose' complete with the ancient history through the 3 main ages of Clamperdom.    My website https://www.rickyshistoricaltidbits.com/  Sign up for my email - https://mailchi.mp/be61d53c2a9c/email-sign-up  [SOCIAL MEDIA]  Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/busy_ricky/  Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/RickysHistoricaltidbits Twitter - https://twitter.com/busy_ricky
14:53
January 24, 2023
ep. 15 Keep Bigler Blue - The Lake Tahoe Name Controversey
ep. 15 Keep Bigler Blue - The Lake Tahoe Name Controversey
Many moons ago there was a big lake in the western territory of the United States. Native American tribes called it dá’aw which translates basically to “lake”. Some say there is a 60-foot monster like the loch ness monster that lives in the deep known today as Tahoe Tessie, some say there are hundreds of bodies at the bottom perfectly preserved from the freezing cold deep dark waters and if your fishing line is long enough you might catch an ear or piece of skin. This lake is famous today known as Lake Tahoe, bumper stickers can be found all around that say Keep Tahoe Blue. But what if I told you the name of Lake Tahoe is controversial and I would argue should be reverted to its previous name in the name of history. In this episode of Ricky's Historical Tidbits, I will share with you why we should instead see bumper stickers saying Keep Bigler Blue.
15:42
January 17, 2023
ep. 14 Black Bart - The Po8
ep. 14 Black Bart - The Po8
In this episode of Ricky's Historical Tidbits, I share with you the story of my favorite criminal, Charley Boles also known as Black Bart. He robbed 28 stagecoaches in his bandit career and was eventually caught and sent to San Quentin. I'm really excited about this episode. Sponsors Tuttle Twins Books   Tranquilo Coffee Books Recommended Black Bart - George Hoeper Black Bart: Search is over - Robert Jernigan Museum Address - 30 North Main Street, San Andreas CA Miners on Main
30:40
November 30, 2022
ep. 13 Frederick Bee - Mandarin of the Blue Button
ep. 13 Frederick Bee - Mandarin of the Blue Button
In this episode of Ricky's Historical Tidbits, I share with you the story of a man who made his mark everywhere he went. Whether it was mining for gold, building a telegraph line across the country, constructing railroads, potentially inventing the pony express, and most notably Consul for the Chinese people in the United States. His name? Frederick A. Bee. Link to the diary of Albert Bee  Sponsor California Tea House 
15:25
November 26, 2022
ep. 12 Lucy Batterman
ep. 12 Lucy Batterman
In this episode of Ricky's Historical Tidbits, I share with you the story of a lady named Lucy Ann Stoddard Wakefield Batterman, who was known to most for her pies but there’s something else she’s known for. She is part of the Miners on Main series which is a scavenger hunt coming soon to Main street in Placerville highlighting local people of history that had some kind of impact on the city of Placerville. Sponsor - The California Wine Club
08:01
November 01, 2022
ep 11. Eliza McKinstry
ep 11. Eliza McKinstry
This short episode of Ricky's Historical Tidbits is about a lady named Eliza Mckinstry. She is part of the Miners on Main series which is a scavenger hunt coming soon to Main street in Placerville highlighting local people of history that had some kind of impact on the city of Placerville. Sponsor - The California Wine Club
06:21
October 25, 2022
ep. 10 - George G. Blanchard - Judge of El Dorado County
ep. 10 - George G. Blanchard - Judge of El Dorado County
In this short episode of Ricky's historical tidbits, I share with you a little bit about a man who will be featured in the city of Placerville's “Miners on Main” scavenger hunt on Main Street. Known to history by a few things but is mostly known as Judge Blanchard. Sponsor - The California Wine Club
09:55
October 18, 2022
ep. 9 - Dorothea Zeisz - The Pioneer Grandma
ep. 9 - Dorothea Zeisz - The Pioneer Grandma
This is a short episode about Dorothea Zeisz, a woman who had 10 kids then her husband left the country for "business"  Dorothea Zeisz is a "miner" featured in the "Miners on Main" Scavenger Hunt coming soon to Placerville.
02:57
October 03, 2022
ep. 8 - Sheriff James Hume - The Sherlock Holmes of the Wild West
ep. 8 - Sheriff James Hume - The Sherlock Holmes of the Wild West
“One of the best detectives on the Pacific Coast; prompt, vigilant, and firm; always sober, reticent in his business affairs; knew no fear of danger; confided into the fullest extent of his employers, and generally esteemed by all who have the pleasure of his acquaintance.” that is a description of a man known today as the Sherlock Holmes of the wild west that man was James Hume. In this episode of Ricky's HIstorical Tidbits, I will tell you all about him. Sponsored by The California Tea House 
15:10
September 27, 2022
ep. 7 - Wheelbarrow Johnny - The Story of John Studebaker
ep. 7 - Wheelbarrow Johnny - The Story of John Studebaker
You may have heard of Studebakers in terms of cars or old wagons but do you know the full story of the man behind it all, it is quite the story and you will enjoy every second of this episode all about it. 
24:47
September 20, 2022
ep. 6 - Robbers Roost - The Gassaway Gang
ep. 6 - Robbers Roost - The Gassaway Gang
Robbers roost is a place where the notorious Gassaway Gang hung out and robbed an unknown amount of people until they finally got caught and were sent to jail. Though short, this is their story. 
04:10
September 13, 2022
ep. 5 - May Woolsey - The Trunk Under the Stairs.
ep. 5 - May Woolsey - The Trunk Under the Stairs.
It was 1979, a man named Ed Duffy, a carpenter, had bought an old home in Sacramento and was working on fixing it up. under the staircase, he happened upon an old trunk and when he opened it he was astonished at what he found. In this episode I will be sharing with you the story of May Woolsey and the trunk under those stairs.
12:41
September 06, 2022
ep. 4 - The Mountain Brewery - A Victim of Prohibition
ep. 4 - The Mountain Brewery - A Victim of Prohibition
The very interesting history and demise of a family run brewery in Placerville, CA. "The proper beer to drink and the purest and best is the beer from the Giebenhain brewery in Placerville California. Our staff of physicians have found that this beer yields the greatest tonic strength so much desired to assist digestion and that it it keeps down the temperature thus preventing sunstroke, and establishes proper perspiration which promotes mental and physical activity, thus counterbalancing the effect of summer heat. link mentioned Tuttle Twins Books www.tuttletwinstidbits.com
12:37
August 30, 2022
ep. 3 - Preston Castle - Ancient home to Queen Calafia?
ep. 3 - Preston Castle - Ancient home to Queen Calafia?
Preston Castle is 45 minutes East of Sacramento now known for its haunts and for simply being spooky looking In this episode you will learn all you need to know about Preston Castle, the old juvenile detention center meant for reforming and teaching the trades.  links mentioned Tuttle Twins Books www.tuttletwinstidbits.com US Legal Wills www.uslegalwills.com/ricky
08:01
August 23, 2022
ep. 2 - Snowshoe Thompson - The Viking Mailman of the Sierra
ep. 2 - Snowshoe Thompson - The Viking Mailman of the Sierra
Snowshoe Thompson was a mailman who delivered mail on skis from Placerville around South lake Tahoe and up to Carson city and back. His story is one that cannot be ignored, it is simply too fascinating.  links mentioned Tuttle Twins Books www.tuttletwinstidbits.com US Legal Wills www.uslegalwills.com/ricky
26:54
August 09, 2022
ep. 1 - William Leidesdorff - The First Millionaire of California before the Gold Rush
ep. 1 - William Leidesdorff - The First Millionaire of California before the Gold Rush
Most people have never heard his name before, most don't know his story. A man who came to America in the 1830s and made his way to becoming the first millionaire of California before the gold rush. Had he not died so young who knows what riches he would have accumulated.  links mentioned  Tuttle Twins Books www.tuttletwinstidbits.com US Legal Wills www.uslegalwills.com/ricky
21:26
August 02, 2022