Category Archives: History

Independence Day Celebration!

Independence Day Celebration!
James Walton “I Am Liberty

Independence Day Celebration!Few holidays hold the meaning and importance of the anniversary of our Independence. Though it may be cool in some factions to pity my country and speak on how great America once was. It may be fashionable to speak America as though it were some sort of athlete who is long passed his prime. The fact of the matter is we live in the greatest nation in the known universe. A nation that has brought more to this world by way of ideas, inventions, success, freedoms and cold hard earnings and it’s important that we celebrate that. Continue reading Independence Day Celebration!

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The Mormon Colonies of Northern Mexico

The Mormon Colonies of Northern Mexico
By Karl Young from American West Mag.
Host: Doug “They Were Preppers”

The Mormon Colonies of Northern Mexico

MormonsSouth from the border town of Columbus, New Mexico, the Mormon settlements extended like beads on a string all the way to the Sierra Tarhumare: Colonia Diaz first, about sixty miles below the Mexican border; thirty five miles farther south, Colonia Pacheco; then Colonia Garcia, and finally Chuichupa. All of these Chihuahua towns lay on the east side of the Continental Divide, though the mountain towns were not far from the western slopes of the Sierra Tarahumare. Across the mountains, in Sonora, were two other colonies, Morelos and Oaxaca. In name and place the towns were Mexican; but their origins were in the United States, and the story of their foundation was one of the last chapters in the history of the long flight of the Latter-Day Saints. Continue reading The Mormon Colonies of Northern Mexico

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A Cult? No, we’re just Preppers!

A Cult? No, we’re just Preppers!
Host: Denob “The Prepared Canadian”

CultFortunately I came across two different things on the internet. Before that I was having a tough time deciding on a topic for this week’s broadcast of The Prepared Canadin.  I could have talked about food storage or water purification again, looked into a top ten list of prepper related gear, or other such subjects, but I felt somewhat uninspired by these ideas.

cultOf the two articles the first was an article about a psychologist at Penn State that made a comparison of preppers to a cult, and in some respect he could have a point, but for the most part, his observations seem unfounded.  In fact, I explain a few ways in which this psychologist is likely a prepper himself, but just doesn’t know it. Continue reading A Cult? No, we’re just Preppers!

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The Austramerican (Australian) West

The Austramerican (Australian) West on “They Were Preppers
By John Greemway
Reading By: Doug aka GoatHollow

AustralianTo go into the Australian West is to go into the past. Yet wherever you go, however remote in distance or in time, America and its own West intrudes. A year ago I went to the edge of the Old Stone Age with a party of Australian scientists to study the water metabolism of the aboriginal natives in the hope of determining how these most primitive of people had adapted their bodies to survive in conditions of great heat and aridity. One particularly hard day, when the temperature stood at 120 degrees in the water bag, I sat in the red dust of Australia’s dead heartland trying desperately to convince myself that I was in the same world as my university halfway around the earth. Except for the main body of natives camped near the half dozen tin-an-transite shacks of the government station twenty-five miles away, our party of seven whites and two dozen natives was the largest group of human beings in two-hundred thousand square miles of desert so barren that – as the Australians say – you could flog a flea across the plain and see him every time he jumped.

AustralianThe adult natives were asleep in the sand, unmindful of the bush flies and the dust settling in their eyes and ears, but a handful of children played in our waterhole and hunted for lizards to trade for hard candy from the lolly jar.” I had recorded some of the strange mythic songs from their parents earlier in the day, and since the tape recorder was still set up, I asked the children to sing some of their songs for me. They gathered around the microphone, naked, knowing no word of English except “lolly” never having heard a radio or a record player, or seen a movie or television; yet after a moment of conspiratorial giggling, they sang out, loud and confidently: Daby, Daby Crocka, kingada wile frontee. Continue reading The Austramerican (Australian) West

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“Belated Frontier” on They were Preppers

Belated Frontier
By: Thomas M Griffiths
Read By: Doug aka GoatHollow

FrontierAny historian familiar with the march of empire across the American West should now be able to predict the succession of frontiers due to sweep across the Peace River landscape. That he might, in this instance, be wrong is not to his discredit, for destiny and environment have operated in another fashion here, although superficially the ingredients seem to be the same that have produced an orderly succession of fur-trade, cattle grazing, mining, and farming in the development of other frontier lands. Continue reading “Belated Frontier” on They were Preppers

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Canyon Dwellers on “They Were Preppers”

The Canyon Dwellers on “They Were Preppers”
By: Robert C. Euler
Host: Doug “GoatHollow”

Grand CanyonThat the Grand Canyon is one of the most significant geological records on the face of the earth has been recognized for well over a century. What has not generally been realized is that its spectacular depths also document an intriguing chapter in the prehistory of man in America.
Although Major John Wesley Powell sighted Indian ruins during his exploration of the Colorado canyons in 1869, it was not suspected until recently that human occupation of the Grand Canyon ever could have been more than a comparatively brief experience, a footnote to the story of prehistoric man in the Southwest. Continue reading Canyon Dwellers on “They Were Preppers”

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