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The Wilder Ride is a podcast where we look to explore and celebrate the films of Gene Wilder, using the ​movies by minutes format. Your hosts are Alan Sanders and Walt Murray, getting Wilder by the minute.

Mar 19, 2019

We continue today's minute with Gabby Johnson still making his speech before the congregation. Alan and Walt, along with guests Jim and Dwayne, try to figure out the derivation of all the words Gabby uses. Afterwards, Olson Johnson stands up and acknowledges the speech. In fact, he says he is happy all the children were there to hear such authentic frontier gibberish. He then goes on a monologue of his own, reminding the citizens of what their forefathers went through to establish their town. He reminds them about crossing the prairie, fighting Indians, fought drought, fought locusts and fought Dix. He then jumps to, "Remember Richard Dix?!" He concludes with a reminder they did not give up then and he believes they will not give up now. We end the minute with some historical discussion about the makeup of the West, Herb Jeffries, and how we all grew up wanting to either be Sheriff Bart or the Waco Kid.

Today's guests: Jim Dunham started his career in Hollywood doing cowboy stunt shows and has been a cowboy at heart ever since. He is a historian, artist, poet and performer as well as being a quick draw specialists and a trick gun artists. He currently works at the Booth Western Art Museum, a Smithsonian affiliate world class museum in Cartersville, Georgia. Dwayne Towns is a black cowboy, a Buffalo Soldier reenactor and an aficionado of black cowboy history in the old west.

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