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Military History in Oklahoma and Texas on the Jefferson Highway

This episode of Big Blend Radio's "Jefferson Highway" Show focuses on two military history sites that span the Civil War through World War One, Two, Korea, and Vietnam.

Featured Guests:

- Roger Bell - President of the Jefferson Highway Association

- Adam Lynn - Honey Springs Battlefield & Visitor Center in Checotah, Oklahoma - more:

- Susan Lanning - Audie Murphy/American Cotton Museum in Greenville, Texas - more:

Created by the Jefferson Highway Association which was originally founded in 1915, the Jefferson Highway is an international highway, also known as "The Pines to the Palms Highway," that runs from Winnipeg, Canada to New Orleans, Louisiana. Learn more at:

Special thanks to the Natchitoches Convention and Visitors Bureau who represent Louisiana's Oldest City, which is also on the Jefferson Highway. See:

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