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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 Independence,, the death of Stephen F. Austin, the inauguration of Texas second president, Mirabe...

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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 the centuries, including the landing of the Narvaez expedition survivors off the coast of Texas,...

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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 1541. New Spain's 1759 attempt to punish the Nortenos, the Comanches, Wichitas, Tonkawas, and ot...

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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 of the Long Drive. The song heard at the beginning and end of …

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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 era. The song heard at the beginning and end of this episode is "Forever" by the great …

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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, Cherokee, Creek, Comanche, and Kiowa. The song heard at the beginning and end of this episode is "Old D...

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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 launched the struggle for Mexican independence, the election of Sam Houston as the first presid...

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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 for those that haven't heard it yet. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoic...

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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, the Chisholm Trail, the Western Trail, and the Goodnight-Loving Trail. The song heard at the …

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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 cattle were like and what the cowboys faced on a drive. The song heard …

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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 industry and look at the motivations for driving extremely large numbers and cattle start to look at...

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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 is the Battle of Medina, fought in August 1813. This event, and others, had a significant role …

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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 them work. This is actually an older project that I pulled from the Texas History Lessons filing...

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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 annexation of Texas, and much more. I apologize for the delay. As promised, here is a playlist con...

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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 host provided the other with suggested topics. After listening to this, go find Michael investiga...

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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 June's of Texas history, including the founding of San Juan Bautista, the mother …

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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 and lays out what to expect from future episodes. The song heard at the beginning and end …

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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 thirty novels, over a dozen works of non-fiction, and dozens of screenplays. Best known …

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May 6, 2021

Texas Music History and Spotlight Artist Jerrod Flusche

In this episode Texas History Lessons gives a quick overview about the legacy of Texas music and takes a look at the first Texas History Lessons Spotlight Artist - Jerrod Fusche. Texas History Lessons spotlight artist is Sain...

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May 1, 2021

This Month in Texas History - May

This month we investigate many events that happened over the centuries in May, from the foundation of Mission San Antonio de Valero and the birth of San Antonio to the creation of the Dallas Mavericks. THL is happy to announc...

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April 14, 2021

The Texas City Disaster of April 16, 1947

This episode focuses on the rise of Texas City and the horrible disaster that almost destroyed it on April 16, 1947. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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April 1, 2021

This Month In Texas History - April

From Coronado to jazz legend Red Garland, from the Payayas to the Texas City Disaster, This Month In Texas History looks at many important April events in Texas! Texas History Lessons spotlight artist is Saint Jo, Texas born ...

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March 14, 2021

THL Conversations-The March 18, 1937 New London School Explosion with…

In this episode Texas History Lessons is proud to have Dean Vinson join to discuss the New London School Explosion of March 18, 1937, the third worst disaster in regards to death in Texas history and the worst school related …

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March 7, 2021

This Month in Texas History - March

This Month in Texas History focuses on many of the colorful and important events that happened in Texas over the centuries. We look at the Comanche attack on l on Mission Santa Cruz de San Saba, the first Republic of …

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