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Mark Twain's The War Prayer

WARNING: For those that might be stressed or bothered by unexpected loud noises or sounds of gunfire, near the middle of the episode there are unannounced sounds of artillery. As an afterword to the previous episodes investig...

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Jan. 26, 2023

Mark Twain's The War Prayer

WARNING: For those that might be stressed or bothered by unexpected loud noises or sounds of gunfire, near the middle of the episode there are unannounced sounds of artillery. As an afterword to the previous episodes investig...

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Jan. 19, 2023

Louis Jordan - Athlete and Warrior Part 2

This is part 2 of the story of Louis Jordan, Texas football, and the Great War of 1914 to 1918. It is a story of patriotism and teamwork, loss and sacrifice. It is about leadership and the cost of war. …

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Jan. 8, 2023

Louis Jordan - Athlete and Warrior

This is part 1 of the story of Louis Jordan, Texas football, and the Great War of 1914 to 1918. It is a story of patriotism and teamwork, loss and sacrifice. It is about leadership and the cost of war. …

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Dec. 31, 2022

Beyond Texas History - 2BT - Star Wars is Real!

Goodbye 2022 and hello 2023! For a special treat, in this episode we look back to the foundations of the Texas History Lessons Podcast and share an episode of the 2BT Podcast from the archives. This one is heavy on …

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Dec. 7, 2022

Texas Through Time: The Life and Times of Ruby Viola Davidson

In this episode we take a look at the many changes in Texas and our relationship to the past by looking at the life of Ruby Viola Davidson. The song at the end is Make My Heart Great Again by …

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Nov. 7, 2022

Curious 19th Century Medical Cures

In this episode we look a little into 19th Century folk medicine and some of the medicines offered for sale to the public for everything that ailed them. The song at the end is Country Standards by JR Tully and …

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Oct. 7, 2022

Crossroads: The Chisholm Trail and the Creation of Saint Jo, Texas Pa…

This episode is the fourth and final part of a series on the importance of the California Trail and the Chisholm Trail to the settlement of Northwest Texas. The songs at the end are Rosmand's Living This Way, followed by …

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Oct. 3, 2022

Crossroads: The Civil War and the Retreat of the Frontier Line Part 3

This episode is part three of a series on the importance of the California Trail and the Chisholm Trail to the settlement of Northwest Texas. The songs at the end are Jerrod Flusche's Fan the Flames and Mama's Don't Let …

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Sept. 28, 2022

Crossroads: The California Trail and the Settlement of Northwest Texa…

This episode is part two of a series on the importance of the California Trail and the Chisholm Trail to the settlement of Northwest Texas. The songs at the end, The Ballad of a Small Town is by Texas History …

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Sept. 24, 2022

Crossroads: The California Trail, The Chisholm Trail and the Settleme…

This episode launches a series on the importance of the California Trail and the Chisholm Trail to the settlement of Northwest Texas. The songs at the end, Rituals is by Texas History Lessons newest spotlight artist Ghost Dan...

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