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High Plains History



Taking a few minutes to step back in time and explore the history of the high plains, Quentin Hope, along with various writers and readers from the high plains, explore an historical event, place, person, social movement, or humorous incident from the cen



Published: Tue, 11 Sep 2012 04:00:00 GMT

Last Build Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2016 22:26:04 GMT

 



Cheyenne Warrior Woman

Tue, 11 Sep 2012 04:00:00 GMT

A survivor of the Sand Creek Massacre became a famous figure in Native American History


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Finnup Park

Fri, 03 Aug 2012 04:00:00 GMT

A walk in the park is on tap as we look at a Southwest Kansas family of philanthropists


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Boys Ranch

Fri, 03 Aug 2012 04:00:00 GMT

A philanthropist who wanted to give kids a place of their own founded a famous ranch in the Texas Panhandle


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Railroad Town

Fri, 03 Aug 2012 04:00:00 GMT

In out regional history, many towns were founded or folded by the route of a railroad. Perhaps no town was more influenced by the rails than Canadian, Texas


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Jordan Massacre

Fri, 03 Aug 2012 04:00:00 GMT

A mute witness to mayhem and murder was never able to tell the story of what really happened in Ness county in 1872


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Mexican Immigrants

Fri, 03 Aug 2012 04:00:00 GMT

Mexican Immigrants find their way to Garden City, Kansas.


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Kansas Folksongs

Fri, 03 Aug 2012 04:00:00 GMT

Listen to some "tuneful" history about the Jayhawk state


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Naming Mobeetie

Fri, 06 Jul 2012 04:00:00 GMT

A look at the many names of one of the first settlements in the Texas Panhandle.


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German Russians

Mon, 04 Jun 2012 04:00:00 GMT

A look at an immigrant group who helped to settle the far northwest corner of Kansas


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Pianos on the Plains

Mon, 04 Jun 2012 04:00:00 GMT

That piano in the parlor of the pioneer family homestead was sometimes not what it seemed.


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Longhorn History

Mon, 04 Jun 2012 04:00:00 GMT

A look at the background of one very tough breed that helped to feed the west.


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Kansas Playwright: Inge Ties

Mon, 04 Jun 2012 04:00:00 GMT

A famous playwright used his Kansas roots to create memorable characters and settings.


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Vigilante Justice

Mon, 04 Jun 2012 04:00:00 GMT

The last lynching in Kansas was called 'justice' by many


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Redlights

Mon, 04 Jun 2012 04:00:00 GMT

Journey along some of history's darker streets and alleyways as we go in search of 'red lights districts' on the frontier.


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Fort Elliott

Mon, 04 Jun 2012 04:00:00 GMT

The Red River Wars necessitated the formation of a command post in the Texas Panhandle known as Fort Elliott.


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Hoover Pavillion

Mon, 04 Jun 2012 04:00:00 GMT

A special building in Wright Park has been home to social gatherings in Dodge City for many years.


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The Fleagle Gang

Mon, 14 May 2012 04:00:00 GMT

Today's history segment plays like a gangster movie on the 1930's complete with bank robbers and murder.


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Dodge City Movie

Mon, 14 May 2012 04:00:00 GMT

Dodge City Movie Folks still talk about the day the stars came out in Dodge City.


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Augusta Metcalfe

Fri, 11 May 2012 04:00:00 GMT

A visit to far west Oklahoma and the home place of a famous painter


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Center City

Wed, 09 May 2012 04:00:00 GMT

If the walls could talk…. Today, we travel to a time when neon, boom, and abundance were the themes of Polk Street.


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ATwood Church

Thu, 03 May 2012 04:00:00 GMT

Follow the trail of a historical building that still stands in Rawlins county, Kansas.


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Legends of the Breed

Wed, 25 Apr 2012 04:00:00 GMT

Today, we'll tour the new exhibit, Legends of the Breed, at the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame and Museum in Amarillo. This exhibit uncovers some great horse stories of the pillars of the breed. Listen as Dodge City Marshall Allen Bailey and Cindee Talley tell you the story.


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Circus Minimus

Wed, 04 Apr 2012 04:00:00 GMT

Today, we'll look under the tent at a travelling circus that made its home in a Texas town, thanks to the talented hands of a local barber.


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Depression Era Quilts

Wed, 04 Apr 2012 04:00:00 GMT

Join us for a quilting bee, and we'll learn about the ability of the women of the Great Depression to make something of beauty from the scraps of their yesterdays.


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Flights of Fancy

Fri, 30 Mar 2012 04:00:00 GMT

Be sure your seatbelt is securely fastened, and your tray table is in an upright position as we take wing through the history of flying in Northwest Kansas.


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Influenza Epidemic

Tue, 27 Mar 2012 04:00:00 GMT

One of the deadliest plagues in history may have had its start in Southwest Kansas. Today, we'll discover the beginnings of the disease, and meet the doctor who tried to warn the world about the danger ahead.


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Wartime Newshounds

Mon, 19 Mar 2012 04:00:00 GMT

Today, we'll check out the headlines on a newspaper that was created in the 1940's by youthful, hometown talent in Kinsley, Kansas.


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first Battle of Palo Duro Canyon

Wed, 29 Feb 2012 05:00:00 GMT

Saddle up and join the Sixth Cavalry on its way to a preliminary battle in the Red River War.


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Southward Ho

Mon, 06 Feb 2012 05:00:00 GMT

Today, we'll detour through the Texas Panhandle to follow a southern route of the Santa Fe Trail.


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Pig Pen Ranch

Mon, 06 Feb 2012 05:00:00 GMT

Perhaps it was the luck of the Irish that brought two immigrants to the prairie lands of Southwest Kansas, where they developed some of the first cattle ranches in the area.


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Baca County

Mon, 06 Feb 2012 05:00:00 GMT

Bring your backpack, and join us for a walk through an area of Southeast Colorado, where we'll search for artifacts from ancient cultures in the Comanche National Grassland.


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Pastores

Mon, 06 Feb 2012 05:00:00 GMT

Between the time that buffalo, and then beef herds grazed the Texas Panhandle, sheep were added to the livestock list by a group of New Mexican families.


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Valentine Diners

Fri, 20 Jan 2012 05:00:00 GMT

Take a place at the counter, and order up some tasty facts about a popular do-it-yourself diner that appeared in many towns across the High Plains.


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Coon Creek Battles

Fri, 20 Jan 2012 05:00:00 GMT

Today, we'll travel to Edwards County to investigate two hard fought battles in the Southern Plains Indian Wars.


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Ding Dong Daddy

Fri, 20 Jan 2012 05:00:00 GMT

Turn your radio on and listen to the music in the air! You'll hear the song that became the Dumas, Texas trademark in the early days of Western Swing.


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Dance Platform

Fri, 18 Nov 2011 05:00:00 GMT

The Texas Panhandle hosts a 100 year old tradition that calls for high steppin and good eatin


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Republican River Flood

Wed, 26 Oct 2011 04:00:00 GMT

A storm in 1935 brought rain and then some to the Northwest corner of Kansas


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Squirrels in Garden City

Wed, 26 Oct 2011 04:00:00 GMT

The introduction of squirrels into the treetops of Garden City is credited to a man better known for larger animals.


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No Man's land

Wed, 26 Oct 2011 04:00:00 GMT

A narrow strip of land in the Indian Territory became a proving ground for pioneer tenacity


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Stage Coach Line

Wed, 26 Oct 2011 04:00:00 GMT

It was sometimes rough riding on the first stagecoach service across the Texas Panhandle


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Founding of LaMar

Wed, 26 Oct 2011 04:00:00 GMT

This story has the making of a good dime novel - suspense, intrigue, and the rustling of a railroad station.


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post rock country

Wed, 26 Oct 2011 04:00:00 GMT

A visit to central Western Kansas uncovers some building blocks used by the pioneers.


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Country Doctors

Tue, 25 Oct 2011 04:00:00 GMT

Ford County physician began a health campaign that took him from Kansas to a position of national prominence.


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Squirrels in Garden City

Tue, 25 Oct 2011 04:00:00 GMT

The introduction of squirrels into the treetops of Garden City is credited to a man better known for larger animals.


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Diaries

Tue, 25 Oct 2011 04:00:00 GMT

Today we take a peek inside some journals written by women who homesteaded on the High Plains


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Buffalo Bill Montage

Tue, 25 Oct 2011 04:00:00 GMT

Join the festivities surrounding the dedication of a work of art that is bigger than life.


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Buffalo Meat Ranch

Tue, 25 Oct 2011 04:00:00 GMT

Ness County was the first stop for a couple of Englishmen who would eventually settle in the Texas Panhandle.


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Bird City Boys

Tue, 25 Oct 2011 04:00:00 GMT

A young man known as Slim landed in Bird City and stayed awhile before going on to become a world famous aviator.


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Virginia Frantz " A Happy Choice."

Tue, 18 Oct 2011 04:00:00 GMT

Today, you'll hear a childhood story from on of our listeners. Virginia Frantz as born Feb. 28, 1924, near Granada, Colorado. She now lives in Guymon, Oklahoma.


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Pioneer Days

Tue, 02 Aug 2011 04:00:00 GMT

A visit to a modern school finds school children learning about the past.


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Ghost Light

Tue, 02 Aug 2011 04:00:00 GMT

today's Halloween goblins and ghouls have nothing on an early day haunting in Morton County, Kansas.


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Windsor Hotel

Tue, 02 Aug 2011 04:00:00 GMT

A look back at a Garden City landmark that is facing a facelift and a new future.


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Dodge Names

Tue, 02 Aug 2011 04:00:00 GMT

Today, we'll hear about some of the many monikers put upon Old Dodge City.


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dodge city band

Tue, 02 Aug 2011 04:00:00 GMT

today, we'll sing the praises of a group of musicians that made Old Dodge proud.


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Panhandle Movies

Tue, 02 Aug 2011 04:00:00 GMT

In the Texas Panhandle, a trip to the movies was sometimes fancy, but always a treat.


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Threshing Machine

Tue, 02 Aug 2011 04:00:00 GMT

today we'll travel to Trego county to the site of an early Indian attack.


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wild bill hickok

Tue, 02 Aug 2011 04:00:00 GMT

a look at the fort ahys portion in the career of one of the wildest legendary figures in the old west


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Prairie Fires

Tue, 02 Aug 2011 04:00:00 GMT

Early day fire fighting was often a community affair.


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Robber's Roost

Tue, 02 Aug 2011 04:00:00 GMT

An outlaw outpost in the Oklahoma Panhandle would make the Hole in the Wall Gang proud.


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italian pows

Tue, 02 Aug 2011 04:00:00 GMT

A visit to a Texas panhandle church built during WWII


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Boggsville

Thu, 30 Jun 2011 04:00:00 GMT

Trace the beginning of an early day community in Southeastern Colorado


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Barbed Wire

Thu, 30 Jun 2011 04:00:00 GMT

Today we'll meet the man who introduced barbed wire to the Texas Panhandle


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Cimarron National Grassland

Thu, 30 Jun 2011 04:00:00 GMT

Learn about the founding of a national grassland near Elkhart, Kansas


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Butterfield Overland

Thu, 30 Jun 2011 04:00:00 GMT

Early day travel across Northwest Kansas was anything but comfy.


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Velma Wancura: Velma On

Mon, 20 Jun 2011 04:00:00 GMT

Today, Velma talks about life, friends, neighbors, and what it feels like to be 104 years old.


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Velma Wancura Prejudice and Pride

Mon, 13 Jun 2011 04:00:00 GMT

Today, Cindee talks with Velma about how prejudice has touched her life.


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Velma Wancura First Rain

Tue, 07 Jun 2011 04:00:00 GMT

When it rains, it pours. Figuratively and literally.


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Velma Wancura Tornado

Thu, 19 May 2011 04:00:00 GMT

Velma and Ted are in the midst of the dry years. They leave for the day, and return to ..... listen to the answer on this week's High Plains History.


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Velma Wancura The Dry Years

Tue, 17 May 2011 04:00:00 GMT

Today, Cindee talks with 104 year old Velma Wancura about growing up on the farm and how things used to be done.


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Velma Wancura About Farming

Tue, 10 May 2011 04:00:00 GMT

Today, Cindee talks with 104 year old Velma Wancura about growing up on the farm and how things used to be done.


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Drive the Byway

Wed, 04 May 2011 04:00:00 GMT

Today Cindee talks with Barbara Shelton and Chuck Bonner of the Keystone Art Gallery


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Velma Wancura About Education

Wed, 27 Apr 2011 04:00:00 GMT

In this episode, Velma talks about the significant role education played in her life.


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Velma Wancura Family History

Wed, 20 Apr 2011 04:00:00 GMT

In this episode, learn how Velma's family came to Kansas


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The Hitch Ranch

Thu, 07 Apr 2011 04:00:00 GMT

The area called No Man's Land as aptly named, for it took a certain kind of steadfast strength and courage to turn settlement into success. A man named James Hitch weathered the hard times and created a cornerstone for the history of the Oklahoma Panhandle.


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The National Grasslands

Thu, 07 Apr 2011 04:00:00 GMT

In 1960, the Natinal Grasslands program was born, and the HPPR broadcast area is home to five of the twenty designated areas.


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Bent's Old Fort

Mon, 28 Mar 2011 04:00:00 GMT

The historic refuge on the High Plains was a melting pot of various cultures during the first half....


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Dodge City Bullfight

Fri, 11 Mar 2011 05:00:00 GMT

Parades and fireworks were familiar ingredients for Independence Day.


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Kiowa County Wonders

Thu, 03 Feb 2011 05:00:00 GMT

Find out about the past, present, and future of Kiowa County.


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The Hitch Ranch

Thu, 03 Feb 2011 05:00:00 GMT

James Hitch weathered hard times and created a cornerstone for the history of the Oklahoma Panhandle.


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Dodge City Bullfight

Thu, 03 Feb 2011 05:00:00 GMT

Dodge city hosts a special 4th of July event, with a special event from south of the border.


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Early Day Whirlybirds

Thu, 03 Feb 2011 05:00:00 GMT

Ideas about flying vertically that came from two different areas of Western Kansas.


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The Bivins House

Thu, 03 Feb 2011 05:00:00 GMT

A tour through a historic showplace in Amarillo.


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The Cowboy Way

Thu, 03 Feb 2011 05:00:00 GMT

In the early 1900's, Hollywood painted a pretty picture of the American Cowboy, complete with huge hat, wooly chaps, and a shiny guitar. A look at the job of a real cowboy shows some thing quite different.


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Stevens County Courthouse

Thu, 03 Feb 2011 05:00:00 GMT

For over 60 years, it was business as usual, (and then some), at the school house turned courthouse, turned social center, for the surrounding area.


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Amarillo Name Game

Thu, 03 Feb 2011 05:00:00 GMT

In 1887, the iron horse made its way through the Texas Panhandle, bringing prospertity and a few name changes to a place called, "Ragtown."


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the Battle of Beecher's Island

Mon, 31 Jan 2011 05:00:00 GMT

A year after the Sand Creek Massacre, another bitter battle was waged between the US Army and the Plains Indian tribes at the Arikaree Fork of the Republican River.


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Old Blue

Thu, 27 Jan 2011 05:00:00 GMT

One of the top handson Charlie Goodnight's cattle drives was a gun metal longhorn who was one of the best lead steers in the business.


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Old Blue

Wed, 26 Jan 2011 05:00:00 GMT

One of the top handson Charlie Goodnight's cattle drives was a gun metal longhorn who was one of the best lead steers in the business.


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the Red Hills

Wed, 19 Jan 2011 05:00:00 GMT

The flatlands and rolling hills of Southwest Kansas give way to some amazing topography that was formed millions of years ago.


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Dinosaurs in Kansas

Tue, 11 Jan 2011 05:00:00 GMT

Our final look back at the ocean that covered the High Plains during the age of the Dinosaurs reveals... Dinos!


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Beach Combing Kansas

Tue, 04 Jan 2011 05:00:00 GMT

The ocean front of the Cretaceous was very different from your vacation spot of today.


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Dinosaurs in Kansas

Tue, 04 Jan 2011 05:00:00 GMT

Our final look back at the ocean that covered the High Plains during the age of the Dinosaurs reveals... Dinos!


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The First Birds With Teeth

Wed, 08 Dec 2010 05:00:00 GMT

Not nearly as rare as hen's teeth, there once were millions of birds with teeth filling the Western Interior Sea.


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The Mosasaurs

Wed, 08 Dec 2010 05:00:00 GMT

Big, hungry, sea lizards are looking for a meal. What's on the menu? Chef Mike has something cooking for the biggest appetite.


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The Giant Ginsu Shark

Wed, 08 Dec 2010 05:00:00 GMT

Ever wonder where those fantastic TVknives got their name? Forget about Ron Popeil, Mike will give us the real deal.


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