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The Rambling BoyStories About Texas is a weekly look at regional history, hosted by Lonn Taylor of Fort Davis. The show is broadcast Monday mornings after the 10 AM newscast, and Monday evenings after the 7 PM newscast.

A Tip o’ the Sombrero to the John B. Stetson Company

Everyone knows about Stetson hats, but a lot of people, including Lonn, didn’t know that the famous hat company made something besides, well Stetsons.

On this edition of the Rambling Boy, Lonn explores the John B. Stetson Hat Company, and a few more of their less common styles.

Voter Summons enclosed – Open Immediately

The word liar has always been inflammatory in Texas. Travelers to Texas in the 19th century were warned with the saying, “Call a man a liar in Vermont and he’ll say, “You’re another.” Call a man a liar in Texas and he’s likely to kill you.”

According to Lonn, there’s  a difference between lies and damn lies – and as it stands now, there are a lot of damn lies floating around, including from our elected state and federal officials.

On this edition of the Rambling Boy, Lonn explains how he thinks there’s a connection between all these damn lies and the rise of public relations firms in U.S. fabric.

On the Occasion of the 50th Anniversary of Hemisfair

This year is the 50th anniversary of Hemisfair, the world’s fair that lit up downtown San Antonio from April 6 through October 6, 1998.

On this edition of The Rambling Boy, Lonn talks about his experience setting up and working for the Hemisfair.

 

 

The Mysterious Fort Davis Coindropper

Someone in Fort Davis is dropping coins around town, and we’re not talking pennies and nickels – More like Irish pounds, Philippine five-peso pieces, and French twenty-five centimes.

On this edition of the The Rambling Boy, Lonn looks into this mysterious figure and draws a parallels between dropping coins and the true generosity of people.

The Tale the Turtle House Could Tell About Its Tunnels

For the past couple of years there have been news stories about  mysterious tunnels radiating from the basement in El Paso’s Sunset Height’s neighborhood.

On this edition of the Rambling Boy, Lonn explores the history behind the Turtle House, tunnels, and Chinese immigrants in El Paso.