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205. Statehood

Join Clint for the story of Arkansas's entry into the union and the politics and contingencies that made it take the shape we recognize today. 

Intro: Heftone Banjo Orchestra - "Maple Leaf Rag"
Outro: Heftone Banjo Orchestra - "Whistling Rufus"

Other Songs in the Episode: 
Heftone Banjo Orchestra - "Guatemala-Panama March"
Heftone Banjo Orchestra - "Down-Home Rag"
Heftone Banjo Orchestra - "Eli Green's Cakewalk"
Heftone Banjo Orchestra - "Policy King"
 

202. The Brooks-Baxter War

If you've heard of the Brooks-Baxter War, chances are you haven't heard the real story. Join your host Clint for one of the most confusing moments in Arkansas history with some of the biggest ramifications for denizens in the state.

Intro: Heftone Banjo Orchestra - "Maple Leaf Rag"
Outro: Heftone Banjo Orchestra - "Whistling Rufus"

Other Songs in the Episode:

Heftone Banjo Orchestra - "Peaceful Henry"
Heftone Banjo Orchestra - "Dill Pickles"
Heftone Banjo Orchestra - "Policy King"

106. Arkansas Oddities I: Dead Men, Monsters, and UFOs

It's the season finale of Arkansas Time Traveler! Join Clint for strange and interesting legends and true stories from around Arkansas. Follow Arkansas Time Traveler on Facebook for more history tidbits and previews of the next season due out in Spring 2018. 

Intro: Heftone Banjo Orchestra - "Maple Leaf Rag"
Outro: Heftone Banjo Orchestra - "Whistling Rufus"

Other Songs in the Episode:

Heftone Banjo Orchestra - "Dill Pickles"
Heftone Banjo Orchestra - "Policy King"
Heftone Banjo Orchestra - "Peaceful Henry"

104. Town Names

Ever wondered about those place names in Arkansas? What's "Toad Suck" all about? And why would "Ink" ever make the cut? Learn about Bald Knob, Maumelle, and many more with Clint in the fourth episode of the Arkansas Time Traveler. 

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103. The Arsenal Crisis

Join Clint for yet another crisis. This time, Arkansas Time Traveler goes back to the eve of the Civil War when Arkansas almost beat South Carolina to the punch. 

Intro: The Heftone Banjo Orchestra - "Maple Leaf Rag"
Outro: The Heftone Banjo Orchestra - "Whistling Rufus"

Other Songs Featured:
The Heftone Banjo Orchestra - "Policy King"
The Heftone Banjo Orchestra - "Peaceful Henry"
The Heftone Banjo Orchestra - "Dill Pickles"

102. Before Central High

Most students of the Civil Rights era know about Little Rock's Central High Crisis, but few know that the story of integration in Arkansas's public schools doesn't actually start there. Join Clint for the story of integration in Arkansas before Central High.

Intro: The Heftone Banjo Orchestra - "Maple Leaf Rag"
Outro: The Heftone Banjo Orchestra - "Whistling Rufus"

Other Music
The Heftone Banjo Orchestra - "Music Box Rag"
The Heftone Banjo Orchestra - "Semper Fidelis"

 

 

101. The Banking Crisis

Inaugural episode of Big Rock Switchboard's first history podcast! Join your host Clint as he walks us through the maze of nineteenth-century Arkansas's money problems and how those problems helped set Arkansas's fiscal trajectory all the way to the twenty-first century.

Intro: The Heftone Banjo Orchestra - "Maple Leaf Rag"
Outro: The Heftone Banjo Orchestra - "Whistling Rufus"

Other Music
Morrison Brothers - "Ozark Waltz"
Sam Long - "Echoes of the Ozarks"
Sam Long - "Seneca Square Dance"
Carter Brothers & Son - "Robinson County"
The Heftone Banjo Orchestra - "Peaceful Henry"
The Heftone Banjo Orchestra - "Policy King"
The Heftone Banjo Orchestra - "Dill Pickles"