History Detectives

Poet Laureate of the West

  • Posted: 3/19/2013
    • Length: 05:08
    • Plays: ???
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History Detective Eduardo Pagan provides background on Bob Nolan, a member of the Sons of the Pioneers and the writer of Tumbling Tumbleweeds. A former member of the Sons of the Pioneers explains how the song was written and how popular it became. Fred Goodwin, a collector of Western memorabilia, gives his theory as to why the song was so popular during the Great Depression.

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