Category Archives: The Arts


I’m not sure why I originally put the B.C. comic strip on my Pop Culture list, but as long as it was there …  Johnny Hart was born in 1931. He sold his first cartoon to the Saturday Evening Post … Continue reading

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Wild West Show

It’s not just that we thought the Wild West Show at the National Western Stock Show might be reminiscent of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show, it was actually billed that way.  And I know that entertainment 120 years ago didn’t … Continue reading

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Davy Crockett

As part of my ongoing, sporadic look at pop culture fads of the past, I explored the Davy Crockett craze. It wasn’t the first pop culture fad, but it was the first that was generated by TV. It began with … Continue reading

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Highlights from Recent Reading

from Wilderness Empire, by Allan W. Eckert This morning there had been a brief shower but then it had turned into a beautiful sunny day. The venerable chaplain, Colonel Stephen Williams, held Sunday services outside, attended by almost all of … Continue reading

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