Bonus Material!

New “Murder of Frank Little” Tour!

Several fans of Season 1 of Death in the West have stopped in Butte (or even made a pilgrimage there!) to visit some of the key places we talk about in the “Murder of Frank Little.” One family even wrote up their own little mini-tour brochure! Well, those of you who may not be so ambitious to make your own tour are in luck: Leif Fredrickson has written a digital/walking tour based on our podcast. 

The tour is part of a larger set of tours that are being developed as part of a digital tour app called “The Story of Butte.” With the app, you can visit historical sites and take historical tours (in Butte or virtually). The tours connect physical places in the city and include interpretive text, images and other media (such as oral history clips). It is a very awesome project, spearheaded by Butte Citizens for Preservation and Revitalization and the Butte-Silver Bow Archives. 

To check out the “Murder of Frank Little Tour,” and other cool Butte tours, you can download the Story of Butte app from Apple or Google Play stores. You can also access the tours through the website


D.B. Cooper 50th Anniversary Episode

Before season two kicks off in earnest on 1/4/22, here’s a quick primer into the legendary case that will be part of our focus during the upcoming series. Fifty years ago this week, on 11/24/1971, a man calling himself “Dan Cooper” hijacked a Northwest Orient flight from Seattle, Washington to Portland, Oregon and demanded a $200,000 ransom from the airline. What happened next would make the mystery man–who would be remembered as “DB Cooper”–an iconic figure in the outlaw history of the west and inspire half a century’s worth of investigation and speculation: he jumped.