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Come and Take It

Come and Take It is a talk show about Texas, by Texans. Three friends born and raised in Texas share their views on the state’s history, culture, and just what it means to be Texan.

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Mike Zolkoski
Scott Elfstrom
Sean McIver

#101: Deaf Smith

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Many memorable characters emerged from the Texas Revolution, but few can claim to be as hard-working as Erastus ‘Deaf’ Smith, the legendary scout and spy who worked tirelessly from the Siege of Bexar to well after the Battle of San Jacinto in service to the Republic of Texas.

Before we begin… What’s your favorite way to cool off in the hot, hot, Texas summer heat?

  • The always informative Handbook of Texas Online has a great article on Erastus “Deaf” Smith, which most of the other sources we found paraphrase in one form or another.

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