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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 eve…

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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 set…

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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 Nort…

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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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May 11, 2022

Czech Texans and the National Polka Festival with Payton Matous

Let's go to Polkafest on Memorial Day Weekend! In this episode Payton Matous joins the podcast to talk about the history and heri…

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May 5, 2022

Daily Dose of Texas History - May 5, 1718 The San Antonio de Bexar Pr…

On May 5, 1718, Martin de Alarcon founded the San Antonio de Bexar Presidio on the west side of the San Antonio River, about a qu…

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May 4, 2022

Daily Dose of Texas History - May 4, 1847

On May 4, 1847, Pope Pius IX established the Catholic Diocese of Galveston. From 1847 until 1874 the diocese covered all of Texas…

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May 3, 2022

Daily Dose of Texas History - May 3, 1968 Houston Heart Transplant

On May 3, 1968, a major medical advance occurred at Houston’s St. Luke’s Hospital. Surgeon Denton Cooley and his associates trans…

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May 3, 2022

Lesson 17: Al-Andalus and the Reconquista

In lesson 17 we take a look at al-Andalus, Moslem Spain, and the Reconquista. The Texas History Lessons Theme song, Walking Throu…

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May 2, 2022

Daily Dose of Texas History - May 2, 1874 - John B. Jones given comma…

On May 2, 1874, Texas Governor Richard Coke, who was originally from Virginia, gave a man named John B. Jones command of the rece…

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May 1, 2022

Daily Dose of Texas History - May 1, 1718 San Antonio is founded

We celebrate May 1, 1718 as the day that San Antonio had its beginnings. The site had already been a very important one for a ver…

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April 30, 2022

Daily Dose of Texas History - April 30, 1926 - Bessie Coleman

On April 30, 1926, Bessie Coleman, the first black person in the world to obtain a pilot’s license, died during a test flight bef…

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April 29, 2022

Daily Dose of Texas History - April 29, 1554 Padre Island Shipwreck a…

On April 29, 1554 a severe storm blasted a convoy of four Spanish treasure ships. Three sank and one escaped. Four ships, the Esp…

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April 28, 2022

Daily Dose of Texas History - April 28 - A Wondrous Variety

On April 28, well a lot of things have happened on April 28th. I have a confession to make. Usually I have a hard time narrowing …

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April 27, 2022

Daily Dose of Texas History - April 27, 1950 The Barker Texas History…

On April 27, 1950, the Barker Texas History Center opened on the University of Texas at Austin Campus. Today it is known as the E…

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