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The New Years' Address


Historian Lonn Taylor brings an old tradition into the new year. In this episode of Rambling Boy, Taylor talks about how newspapers editors used to publish a New Years address until the trend died in the 1920's. Nearly a century later, Lonn Taylor brings this tradition back to life by reading an excerpt from The New Years Address from 1822 written by the poet president of the republic of Texas Mirabeau B. Lamar.

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