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Crossroads: The California Trail and the Settlement of Northwest Texas Part 2

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 Lessons spotligh...

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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 Northw…

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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 Te…

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Aug. 22, 2022

Melvin Edwards, The Strength of a Thousand Sons

In this episode, Melvin E. Edwards returns to discuss his powerful, new book, The Strength of a Thousand Sons. In it he recounts …

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Aug. 8, 2022

Introducing the Dicta. Podcast - Should We Revere the Founding Father…

We are happy to use this episode to introduce you to the Dicta. Podcast - a podcast about the cases that made us. An exploration …

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July 14, 2022

A Closer Look at the Second Battle of Adobe Walls

With this episode we finish up our series on the Second Battle of Adobe Walls. We learn a little more about the background and we…

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July 1, 2022

Billy Dixon's Memories of the Second Battle of Adobe Walls Part 2

In this episode we return take a look at the man that made the famous shot at the Second Battle of Adobe Walls and hear from him …

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June 29, 2022

Billy Dixon's Memories of the Second Battle of Adobe Walls Part 1

With this episode we take a look at the man that made the famous shot at the Second Battle of Adobe Walls and hear from him about…

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June 27, 2022

Daily Dose of Texas History - June 27, 1874 - The Second Battle of Ad…

In 1874 a group of buffalo hunters were camped about a mile from the site of where representatives of the trading firm of Bent, S…

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June 19, 2022

Juneteenth and the Power of Perseverance

In June 1939 the Flake family, originally from Marshall, Texas bought a house in the 900 block East Annie Street in Fort Worth, T…

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May 31, 2022

Daily Dose of Texas History - May 31, 1783 The Death of Fernando Vera…

On May 31, 1783, a band of Mescalero Apaches killed a man named Fernando Veramendi near the presidio of San Juan Bautista in Coah…

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New Spotlight Artist Page! Finally

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