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CSAW's Online Lecture "The Streets of Laredo"—TONIGHT at 7pm CT



It's been a LONG time coming, but it's finally here: the lecture presented by WTAMU's Center for the Study of the American West by Dr. José Limón.

This much-anticipated lecture, “From the Streets of Laredo to the Palo Duro Canyon and other Texas Stories,” will stream online tonight via CSAW's Facebook page at 7:00 pm CT. Thanks to Dr. Alex Hunt for chatting with High Plains Morning about the lecture. Click the link below if you want to hear the full interview. 

MORE ABOUT THE LECTURE: Limón will use the famous folksong “The Streets of Laredo” to guide the way through lesser known stories of nineteenth-century Texas history and cultural geographies, exploring its role in folklore, social and economic history, and literary criticism.

7 p.m. — Facebook watch party of Dr. Limón's lecture 
oNo registration required.
oGo to this link to watch!
8 p.m. — Live Q&A with Dr. Limón (Zoom) 
oRegistration required! Click this link to register. 
oZoom link will be sent to all registrants the day of the event.
***If you are on CSAW’s “pre-register” list, you will be sent registration confirmation later today.

Plus, a huge thank you to Curtis McMurtry for recording this sublime version of "Streets of Laredo," just for this event! Curtis and his partner, Diana Burgess, played an HPPR Living Room Concert last year during the 2019 Panhandle blizzard that ultimately CANCELLED the originally scheduled lecture...and we're grateful for this song as we mark this bizarre anniversary! Click to hear the song, recorded in his home studio just for HPPR and CSAW.

Curtis McMurtry - The Streets of Laredo