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Feb. 26, 2022

Johanna July and the Black Seminoles

In this episode we look at the life of Johanna July and her people, the Black Seminoles. Johanna July was an amazing person, toug…

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Feb. 1, 2022

Melvin E. Edwards and The Eyes of Texans: From Slavery to the Texas C…

Melvin E. Edwards joins Texas History Lessons in this episode to discuss his book The Eyes of Texans: From Slavery to the Texas C…

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Jan. 16, 2022

Lesson 15 Part 2: New Spain's Provincias Internas - The Power of Ide…

With this episode we continue Part 2 of Texas History Lessons: New Spain's Provincias Internas - the Internal Provinces. We conti…

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Jan. 10, 2022

Lesson 14: New Spain's Northern Borderlands - The Power of Ideas

With this episode we launch Part 2 of Texas History Lessons: New Spain's Northern Borderlands. We begin by looking at the power o…

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Dec. 24, 2021

Goodbye 2021 - Hello 2022 - THL Recommendations Show

We are closing out the year with some Texas sized fun. Movie, book, and music recommendations for your consideration fill the sho…

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Dec. 19, 2021

This Month In Texas History - December Part 2

In this episode we continue our look at several key events in Texas history, including the annexation of Texas, the arrival of th…

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Dec. 14, 2021

This Month In Texas History - December Part 1

In this episode we look at several key events in Texas history, including where Uvalde gets its name, the Goliad Declaration of I…

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Nov. 22, 2021

This Month In Texas History - November

In this episode we investigate some interesting and significant events in Texas that have occurred in the month of November over …

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Nov. 14, 2021

This Month in Texas History - October

This Month In Texas History for October deals with Coronado's first venture onto the Llano Estacado and his description of it in …

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Nov. 10, 2021

The Texas Cattle Drives of 1866 to 1890 Part 7

This episodes ends the series on the Texas cattle drives of 1866 to 1890 and looks at the factors that led to the end of the era …

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Oct. 28, 2021

The Texas Cattle Drives of 1866 to 1890 Part 6

In this episode we take a look at the development of Texas railroads and begin to consider their relationship to the Long Drive e…

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Oct. 10, 2021

The Texas Cattle Drives of 1866 to 1890 Part 5

In this episode we explore the interactions of the cattle drives with the Native American nations, including the Choctaw, Cheroke…

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Sept. 25, 2021

This Month In Texas History - September

In this episode we celebrate many important dates in September Texas History including the September 16, 1810 Cry of Dolores that…

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Sept. 8, 2021

Re-Release: The Galveston Hurricane of September 8, 1900

In honor of the 121st anniversary of the devastating Galveston Hurricane of September 8, 1900 this episode is being re-released f…

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Aug. 23, 2021

The Texas Cattle Drives of 1866 to 1890 Part 4

In this episode we continue the series on the Texas cattle drives and take a look at the trails that were used- the Shawnee Trail…

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Aug. 16, 2021

The Texas Cattle Drives of 1866 to 1890 Part 3

In Part 3 of the series on the Texas Cattle Drives we look at how the trail drives were organized, who were the cowboys, what the…

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Aug. 9, 2021

The Texas Cattle Drives of 1866 to 1890 Part 2

In this episode we continue the series on the Texas Cattle Drives of 1866 to 1890. We review the foundations of the ranching indu…

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Aug. 2, 2021

This Month In Texas History - August

In this episode we try to look at the story of Texas over several Augusts since the 1700s. An especially important event covered …

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July 23, 2021

The Cattle Drives: The Birth and Death of an Industry 1865-1890 Part…

This episode launches a special series on the development of the cattle drives and the entrepreneurial business people that made …

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July 17, 2021

This Month in Texas History - July

This episode takes us back to events in July in Texas history including the early missions, the reign of Emperor Iturbide, the an…

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June 14, 2021

Jose Canales and the Texas Rangers Investigation of 1919

In this special episode the hosts of Texas History Lessons and the Wild West Extravaganza switch podcasts for one episode. Each h…

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June 6, 2021

This Month In Texas History - June

On this episode of This Month In Texas History we change things up a little bit. We still take a look at many events in the many …

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May 23, 2021

Lesson 14: An Introduction to Spanish Texas

With this episode we launch Part 2 of Texas History Lessons: Spanish Texas. This episode looks at the legacy of Spain in Texas an…

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May 11, 2021

Remembering Larry McMurtry

In this episode we take a look at the life and work of Texas author Larry McMurtry. Over the course of his life he wrote over thi…

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