• History,  Nostalgia,  Society

    Trampled Underfoot Podcast – 140 – El Paso Salt Wars

    “Sir, This paper says that the land you’re standing on is mine. You’re going to have to move!” And the other man replied: “Well… this gun says otherwise!” In Episode 140 of the Trampled Underfoot Podcast, Eloy Escagedo shares the story of the 1800s San Elizario Salt Wars, near El Paso, Texas with Mark Lindsay. For decades the townsfolk of San Elizario had been mining the near by salt flats, then taking the wagon loads of salt to market. That was until a wealthy investor came to town one day. Soon after, a series of events would unfold that became one of the wildest chapters of the American Wild West!…

  • History,  Pop Culture,  Society

    Trampled Underfoot Podcast – 117 – Lincoln Logs

    This episode of the Trampled Underfoot Podcast defies description. Let’s just put it this way; What does Food, Tombstone Arizona, Lincoln Logs, and “Roughing It” have in common? Oh boy, you’re just going to have to listen to this week’s episode of Trampled Underfoot Podcast. You will enjoy it, but it gets a little bit… “unusual…” We record LIVE every Tuesday evening at 9:30 pm Eastern, 6:30 pm Pacific time. Subscribe to our YouTube channel, click that notification bell, then come join us! Follow us on Facebook, and leave us a comment or suggest a topic!

  • History,  Pop Culture

    Trampled Underfoot Podcast – Episode 77 – Working On Mysteries Without Any Clues

    This week we put on our exploration hats, and strike out for adventure! We get into the romanticized image of the Old American West, and look at our perception of the time versus reality. We take apart the sanitized version of the Old West that was fed to us by movies, radio, and TV, then get into the iconic movie that blew that entire pop culture genre apart. We then wade into potentially dangerous waters by discussing the culture and ethnicities that populated the New World. There are people that trace their origins back to various countries in the old world, so what were their stories? Why were they ignored…