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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 evenings after the 7 PM newscast.

Nachitoches, Hoodrat Snacks, and Other Heavenly Delights

Everybody has a favorite hometown snack they can only enjoy in one particular place, in their hometown.

Whether it’s meat pies in Nachitoches, salmon cheeks in Astoria, Rochester white hots, Gerber sandwiches in St. Louis, chicken riggies in Utica, or flaming hot Cheetos and nacho cheese and Big Red in San Antonio.

On this edition of the Rambling Boy, Lonn explores a new monthly subscription service that helps San Antonions living elsewhere get their fix of sweet, salty, and sour south Texas delicacies

The House That Anne of Green Gables Built

On a recent cruise around the Northeast portion of Canada, Lonn read Anne of Green Gables for the first time, a book his wife Dedie had read countless times growing up.

On this edition of The Rambling Boy, Lonn explores the impact Lucy Maud Montgomery’s 1908 novel has had, not only around Prince Edward Island where it was based, but around the world.

 

Adios, Columbus

With Columbus Day 2018 coming and going somewhat unnoticed this year, on this edition of The Rambling Boy, Lonn explores the “discovery” of America by Columbus through the lens of Cherokee descendants in New Mexico.

Sigismund Engelking Ranch Stories

Sigismund Engelking was a prominent San Antonio lawyer in the 1920s and 30s around whom an entire cycle of stories developed.

On this edition of The Rambling Boy, Lonn explores some his favorite Engelking stories that he’s heard over the years.

Discovering the Book on Texas By Writer Calvin Trillin

On this edition of the Rambling Boy, Lonn discusses the stories behind one of his favorite authors, Calvin Trillin.