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Monica Grabin: Singing History

Westward Ho! (click for info)

The Near West, life in isolated communities, the Erie canal, the groups who built the railroads, the Gold Rush, the government policy on Indians, the Cherokee and the Trail of Tears, and the near extinction of the buffalo to facilitate Indian removal. A few of the songs: Common Bill, Sweet Betsy from Pike, Drill Ye Tarriers, Drill, John Henry, Now that the Buffalo's Gone, Texas Rangers.