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Baseball in Waco

What do Babe Ruth, Teddy Roosevelt, a one-legged pitcher, and a tornado have in common? They’re all a part of Waco’s baseball history! Listen as we separate fact from urban legend on this episode of the Waco History Podcast.

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Waco’s Legend Bearer: Helen Marie Taylor

Waco’s Legend Bearer: Helen Marie Taylor. She comes from a long line of Wacoans. Her family’s history in the area dates back before the Civil War. Miss Taylor talks about growing up in Waco, acting on Broadway and in Hollywood, and starting the Taylor Museum of Waco History. And now, join us on a trip into Waco’s past. More on Helen Marie Taylor from WacoHistory.org

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Waco’s Voice: Jules Bledsoe

Dr. Horace Maxile, Associate Professor of Music Theory at Baylor University, joins us to talk about Jules Bledsoe.
Julius “Jules” Bledsoe’s extraordinary musical talent transcended racial discrimination of the nineteenth century and established him as a pioneer in American music.

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