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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

#293: Top Texan 2019: The Aftermath

56 minutes

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In celebration of Texas History month, the Texas General Land Office ran a ‘March Madness’ style tournament to determine the ‘greatest’ Texan. This week we have a special discussion with the man responsible for that tournament, James Harkins, the Director of Public Services of the Texas General Land Office.

Before we begin… If the Greatest Texan tournament was a decathlon-style competition, what would be one of the events?

  • Save Texas History preserves and promotes the historic documents and maps of the General Land Office Archives and serves as a resource for teaching and digitizing Texas history.

  • You can support the GLO and the Save Texas History program by purchasing a map from their Archive Map Store.

  • The 10th Annual Save Texas History Symposium is coming up in September. This year’s theme is “X Marks the Spot: New Directions in Texas and Borderlands History”, where they will examine Texas borderland exploration, from the earliest maps of the Gulf Coast to sovereign Indian territorial claims, and look at defining the Southwest. Join the GLO at the historic Intercontinental | Stephen F. Austin Hotel in downtown Austin for an exciting Texas history event.

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