Drain the Oceans: The Wild West

Produced by Mallinson Sadler Productions for the National Geographic Channel, Past Preservers provided expert presenter, Historical Archaeologist, Chelsea Rose.
Hollywood’s version of the Wild West is more or less fiction. So what was frontier life really like? The wreck of a 19th Century steamboat yields case after case of expensive champagne; the Little Bighorn battleground sheds light on the true nature of General Custer’s defeat; and a decaying Californian mining town reveals a major part of its society is almost forgotten. The real Wild West was a far more complex and diverse place than the movies ever showed.

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    Mallinson Sadler Productions