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The Texas Experience - Tanya Tucker Presents Frontier Women

Jim Ruddy

Sound | 1986

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  •  Tanya Tucker quotes Mary Austin Holly (1784 - 1846), a teacher and Stephen F. Austin's cousin. Through her writings, Holly advocated for Texas independence and annexation.    
  •  The Texas wilderness was transformed by the spinning wheel as well as the plow.  
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Produced by Jim Ruddy and presented by the Shell Companies Foundation and the Texas Committee for the Humanities, The Texas Experience presents the history of Texas through a series of one-minute clips. Each clip features a celebrity narrator briefly exploring a specific aspect of Texas history or culture, with topics ranging from early women settlers to Buddy Holly's short but influential career. In this episode, country music legend Tanya Tucker talks about the role of women settlers in the taming of the Texas wilderness.