Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 715
- Oct 26, 2020 7:00 pm
- 52:47 mins
Kittie Wilkins, the Horse Queen of Idaho Guest: Philip Homan, Catalog Librarian and Associate Professor at Idaho State University’s Eli M. Oboler Library Kittie Wilkins, known as the “Horse Queen of Idaho,” became a millionaire in the late 1800s thanks to being one of the most prolific horse traders in history. Trained as a classical pianist, she was refined—in no way a tomboy—and she capitalized on her femininity in her business dealings. The Hidden Canadian Island Where Wild Horses Roam Guest: Zoe Lucas, President of Sable Island Institute Home to more feral horses than people, Sable Island is a thin strip of land off the coast of Nova Scotia. Its history is rife with tales about shipwrecks and roaming sea merchants. Turns out, the island is also an important place for scientific observation. We spoke with Zoe Lucas, a Sable Island researcher, about the history and significance of this little-known place.