Lonn Taylor’s History Program
The Rambling Boy: Stories About Texas is a weekly look at regional history, hosted by Lonn Taylor of Fort Davis.
Taylor is a writer and historian who moved to the Big Bend after retiring from the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. in 2002.
The show is broadcast Friday mornings at 11 AM, just after the newscast from NPR.
On this episode of Rambling Boy, Lonn talks about July 14, which is Bastille Day. The holiday commemorates the seizure of the Bastille, a 14th-century fortress that once protected the eastern approaches to Paris, by a revolutionary mob on July 14, 1789. While France had very little influence on the development of Texas, Lonn reflects on the few historical French incursions on the area.