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Big Blend Radio: Historic Jefferson Highway

Travel and History on the Jefferson Highway from Winnipeg to New Orleans


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  • 11th Annual Jefferson Highway Association Conference and Socialbility Run in Louisiana

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    This episode of Big Blend Radio's "Jefferson Highway" Show focuses on the upcoming Jefferson Highway Conference held in Alexandria, Louisiana from April 24-27, 2024. Also hear about the Sociability Run in Louisiana that will be held pre-conference from April 22-24, 2024.FEATURED GUESTS: - ROGER BELL, President of the Jefferson Highway Association. Info: https://jeffersonhighway.org/- ARLENE GOULD, Executive Director of the Natchitoches Convention and Visitors Bureau: https://natchitoches.com/The Jefferson Highway Association originally founded the Jefferson Highway in 1915. This international highway is also known as "The Pines to the Palms Highway," that runs from Winnipeg, Canada to New Orleans, Louisiana. 

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  • Historic Music and Songs of the Jefferson Highway Era

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    This episode of Big Blend Radio's "Jefferson Highway" Show focuses on the historic music and songs of the Jefferson Highway Era. The Jefferson Highway Association originally founded the Jefferson Highway in 1915. This international highway is also known as "The Pines to the Palms Highway," that runs from Winnipeg, Canada to New Orleans, Louisiana. FEATURED GUESTS:- ROGER BELL, President of the Jefferson Highway Association, talks about the upcoming Jefferson Highway Conference held in Alexandria, Louisiana from April 24-27, 2024. Also hear about the Sociability Run in Louisiana that will be held pre-conference from April 22-24, 2024). Info: https://jeffersonhighway.org/  - CECELIA 'CECE" OTTO is a classically trained singer, composer, historian, recording artist, and international best-selling author. In 2013, she launched An American Songline with a 30-concert vintage music tour along the Lincoln Highway. She will be a featured presenter at the upcoming Annual Jefferson Highway Conference. More: https://americansongline.com/ SPECIAL THANKS to the Jefferson Highway Association, and the Natchitoches Convention and Visitors Bureau: https://natchitoches.com/ 
  • Jefferson Highway History in Paola, Kansas

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    This episode of Big Blend Radio's "Jefferson Highway" Show focuses on the history of the highway in Paola, Kansas. FEATURED GUESTS:- ROGER BELL - President of the Jefferson Highway Association which originally founded the Jefferson Highway in 1915. This international highway is also known as "The Pines to the Palms Highway," that runs from Winnipeg, Canada to New Orleans, Louisiana. https://jeffersonhighway.org/  - RUBY BREWER - Middle School Student who advocated for the Jefferson Highway Sign to be placed at her school- DEBBIE HAYES - Paola City Council Member- DAN DOOLITTLE - Paola Middle School TeacherSPECIAL THANKS to Natchitoches Convention and Visitors Bureau: https://natchitoches.com/ 
  • Historic Jefferson Highway Happenings in 2024

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    This episode of Big Blend Radio's "Jefferson Highway" Show focuses on the progress of the Jefferson Highway Association's programs and initiatives, including the upcoming Annual Jefferson Highway Conference and Sociability Run. This international conference will be held in Alexandria, Louisiana from April 24-27, 2024FEATURED GUESTS:- ROGER BELL - President of the Jefferson Highway Association which originally founded the Jefferson Highway in 1915. This international highway is also known as "The Pines to the Palms Highway," that runs from Winnipeg, Canada to New Orleans, Louisiana. https://jeffersonhighway.org/  - ARLENE GOULD - Director of the Jefferson Highway Association and Executive Director of the Natchitoches Convention & Visitors Bureau! Natchitoches is the oldest city in the state of Louisiana and a popular destination on the Jefferson Highway. Plan your visit: https://natchitoches.com/  - MELISSA MAXWELL - Director of the City of Bonham, Texas' Visitor Center. Dating back to 1837, Bonham is one of the oldest cities in Texas and once home to the former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Sam Rayburn. More: https://www.cityofbonham.org/257/Bonham-Visitor-Information-Center The Big Blend Radio "Jefferson Highway" Podcast airs every 4th Thursday at 6pm CT. Follow the show here: https://tinyurl.com/yc2ur6mr 
  • Holiday Celebrations on the Historic Jefferson Highway

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    It's all about Holiday Celebrations, Shopping, and Festive Fun on this episode of Big Blend Radio's "Jefferson Highway" Show! FEATURED GUESTS:- ROGER BELL - President of the Jefferson Highway Association which originally founded the Jefferson Highway in 1915. This international highway is also known as "The Pines to the Palms Highway," that runs from Winnipeg, Canada to New Orleans, Louisiana. https://jeffersonhighway.org/  - LACY BURSON - Mainstreet Director of Marshall, Texas. Marshall was first designated an official Texas Main Street City in 1982 and is currently affiliated with Main Street America. More: https://www.facebook.com/MainStreetMarshallTX/ SPECIAL THANK YOU to the Natchitoches Convention & Visitors Bureau! Natchitoches is the oldest city in the state of Louisiana and a popular destination on the Jefferson Highway. Play your visit: https://natchitoches.com/  The Big Blend Radio "Jefferson Highway" Podcast airs every 4th Thursday at 6pm CT. Follow the show here: https://tinyurl.com/yc2ur6mr 
  • Haunted Louisiana on the Historic Jefferson Highway

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    This "Spooktacular" episode of Big Blend Radio's "Jefferson Highway" Show features wild Louisiana ghost stories and some of the state's historic haunted sites you can visit in Natchtioches, Alexandria, and New Orleans. The Jefferson Highway Association originally founded the Jefferson Highway in 1915. This international highway is also known as “The Pines to the Palms Highway,” and runs from Winnipeg, Canada to New Orleans, Louisiana (or vice versa). More: https://jeffersonhighway.org/FEATURED GUESTS: - ARLENE GOULD - On the Board of Directors of the Jefferson Highway Association and Executive Director of the Natchitoches Convention & Visitors Bureau. More: https://natchitoches.com/- SHAYNE CREPPEL of Northwestern State University of Louisiana shares the legend and story of campus ghost Isabella. More: https://tinyurl.com/yc6hjcyh - SHIRLEY INGRAM from Alexandria / Pineville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau shares some fascinating haunted history from the region's plantations and historic lodgings. More: https://alexandriapinevillela.com/- KATHLEEN WALLS is a travel writer and author who has written three ghost books, one being "Hosts with Ghosts" that features some ghost stories from New Orleans. More: https://www.katywalls.com/ghost_books.htmlThe Big Blend Radio "Jefferson Highway" Podcast airs every 4th Thursday at 6pm CT. Follow the show here: https://tinyurl.com/yc2ur6mr
  • Guinness World Records on the Jefferson Highway

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    From Beards to Stickers it's all about Guinness World Records on this episode of Big Blend Radio's "Jefferson Highway" Show! FEATURED GUESTS:- ROGER BELL - President of the Jefferson Highway Association was originally founded the Jefferson Highway in 1915. This international highway is also known as "The Pines to the Palms Highway," that runs from Winnipeg, Canada to New Orleans, Louisiana. https://jeffersonhighway.org/ - BETH HILBURN - Owner of the Hi-Way Cafe near Vinita, Oklahoma, which is on the turning point of the Jefferson Highway and Route 66. The restaurant is home to their 1963 AMC American Rambler that's covered with 60,066 unique 1/2″ stickers and is the current Guinness World Record holder for “Most Stickers on a Car.” More: https://hi-waycafe.com/ - DAN BACKER - Great-great-grandson of Hans Langseth, aka the "King of Whiskers," who held the record for the world's longest beard. When he died, his beard measured 17.6 ft. It was donated to the Department of Anthropology at the Smithsonian Institution in 1967. Watch this historic video showcasing Hans Langseth with his beard: https://youtu.be/4dVuK76dEkE SPECIAL THANK YOU to the Natchitoches Convention & Visitors Bureau! Natchitoches is the oldest city in the state of Louisiana and a popular destination on the Jefferson Highway. Play your visit: https://natchitoches.com/ The Big Blend Radio "Jefferson Highway" Podcast airs every 4th Thursday at 6pm CT. Follow the show here: https://tinyurl.com/yc2ur6mr