Wild West Podcast

The Charles Rath Story

May 14, 2022 Michael King
Wild West Podcast
The Charles Rath Story
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Show Notes

The story of Charles Rath describes the beginning of the fur trade in Kansas and how the expansion West over this vast prairie becomes a slaughtering ground of the American Bison. The story conveys how one hide dealer by the name of Charles Rath becomes one of the first speculators for securing hides for the development of factory belts. Through the speculation of the hide trade Charles Rath a future citizen of Dodge City establishes himself as a habitués to the birth of the industrial age.

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