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On September 21, 1939, radio station WJSV in Washington, D.C. transcribed an entire day of broadcasting. Fortunately the discs survived and are now available as MP3 files. Or, you could just hunt up this old radio from 1939. Kilroy knows where it is.

The Divine Cavallard

John L Hatcher's yarns from the Wah-to-Yah Trail provided grist to the mills of old beaver trappers who funded their retirement entertaining at train stops like North Platte, Nebraska. Sometimes Hatcher-derivations made it all the way south to Mudgap, New Mexico. Lewis Garrard scribed one found on the Internet.

Test Question: What happened When, Where, and Who was involved? Be thorough but brief.

Or maybe you'd rather watch the movie.

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Across the plains for gold and back for the Civil War

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March 28, 2023

ChatGPT Whoppers

Wipers Times

Herb Hickerson-Teacher

Hayes in NM

There's Still Hope

Fabulous Fifties

Robert Sherrod on The Greatest Generation

Shelley's Heart

Radio Days

St. James Infirmary


Independent Authors

1892 Then and Now

Vassar Hill


American Bastile

No..No..Not that one.

New Mexico

Incompleteness Theorem

Human Migrations

Harry Smith


Frances Kelsey

Big Boy

McCormick Deering

Quondam Rangely

Really? Mole People?

Things to Understand Better

When Jazz Was Cool

Geronimo and the Cubic Equation

Time Capsule from NY World's Fair

State of the Union

Motorized Skates

New Mexico Lawmen: Pecos Valley

New Mexico Lawmen: Tularosa

Sister Rosetta

Alan Abel

Oliver Perry's Vision

Mudgap, New Mexico

Eldred Trachta

Put the money on a horse

The White Rock Days

Magic in the Desert

Time Travel

Did you go to a one room school?

Steam Trains

Fabulous Future-1870

I voted for Wahsington

Remembering WW I

Einstein and Shrodinger

Predicting the Future

The Roads West

The Third Man

Open The Books Website

Ariosa Coffee

Visuallizing Big Numbers

Vice Presidents

Before Flying Saucers

Crisis of 1894

Jimmy Coleman aka J. Paul Emerson

Civil War Statues


It's the Big One

Green Pastures

Leonhard Euler

Vintage Cartoons

Progress Report

The Golden Age of Radio

Progress Report

A Wise Man

Can't Make it Up

Free Speech


Fort Selden

Poet Of The Month

Jim Gilliam

B. H. Fairchild

Ubiquitous Theorem

Videos of This and That

New York 1911

100 Years of Lincoln HiWay


San Francisco 1906

Victoria, BC 1907

Buffalo Bill Parade

Marionette in Manhattan

Forever Country

US States and Territories

Teddy Roosevelt, 1905 Preparedness

The Making of Forever Country

Teddy Roosevelt, 1910 Flight

Years and Eras



Fourteenth Century


19th Century Slide Show

Fats Navarro

Have Pen Will Travel

Absement! Absement!

High Bird

USS West Virginia

Calvin "Max" Maxwell

Human Migrations

Empty Box

Empty Box

Empty Box

Empty Box

Big Box of Stuff

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