Lonn Taylor’s History Program

Lonn Taylor


The Rambling BoyStories 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 after the 11 AM newscast.


Recently on The Rambling Boy:

Before Judd, there was Daddy-o Wade

On this edition of the Rambling Boy, Lonn talks about Bob “Daddy-o” Wade, an artist in Austin who helped shape Texas Cosmic Cowboy counterculture in  the 1970s.

Daddy-o has been adorning the Texas landscape with giant sculptures, incorporating iconic Texas symbols, for forty-years.

From a thirty-five-foot high pair of cowboy boots to a forty-foot long wire and polyurethane iguana named Iggy, and even that mysterious, bullet-ridden van parked in front of Marfa’s Lost Horse Saloon.