South Sac Jooks‘ American root music start the new year off on a high note (pun intended.) We talk a little about the history of root music, and the Jooks play a couple of tunes with harmonica, guitar, washboard, and string bucket bass for instruments.
Here’s a different home makeover – a gas station museum. Mark Reiff’s gear head collection expanded to the point where it took over his home, seguing into other antiques such as pedal cars and kitchen items. In this podcast, Mark gives us a virtual tour.
Also, we visit Charles Pinckney National Historic Site in South Carolina.
Could you become a 1950’s DJ without any training? Ron Harrison shares his first-hand experience in a small coastal town in 1955
Also, we visit The National Coal Heritage Area in West Virginia.
Solving old aircraft crash riddles not only provides historical insight, but often provides closures to families who were never provided answers. David Trojan is an airplane archaeologist-aircraft detective. He has a Masters Degree in Professional Aeronautics, an Associate of Science degree, and is a certified Master Electronics technician. He has visited over 250 military aircraft crash sites dating from 1918 to about 1960 in 12 different states, written over 30 published articles, has been featured on the worldwide Armed Forces Radio and Television Network, given lectures to the Civil Air Patrol, FAA, Professional Pilots Associations, American Aviation Historical Society, and university students concerning aviation archaeology and aviation history.
And, we visit the Washita Battlefield National Historic Site in Oklahoma
Who were the two as yet unfamous Army surveyors hired to survey a “City of Sacramento?” An informative and interesting conversation with Phil Sexton, State Park Interpreter III with Capital District State Museums & Historic Parks about the history and future of Old Sacramento includes the answers.
And, we visit Yosemite.
What was it like to a deck hand on packet ship during the 1880s? John Wood experienced a taste during a volunteer gig on the Hawaiian Chieftain.
Also, we visit Tuskegee Airmen National Site in Alabama.
Before Kevin Bacon’s “six degrees,” there was Royal Leonard, a living “Zelig.” Barry S. Martin’s biography of this legendary pilot – “Forgotten Aviator; The Adventures of Royal Leonard” – is a truly fascinating tale. Martin shares some of the highlights this week.
Also, we visit Missouri’s Ozark National Scenic Riverways.
Did you know that women disguised themselves as men so they could fight in the Civil War? Did you know that more people died in the Civil War than in World War II?
Four reenactors from the National Civil War Association – an educational non-profit – shared some interesting tidbits in this week’s podcast.
And, we visit Fort Donelson in Dover, Tennessee.