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Journey through the Gap

"Journey through the Gap" -- History Bill gets lost on his way to the Cumberland Gap. Fortunately he finds Daniel Boone, who helps him on his way. But things get pretty scary, in this video sponsored by Corrections Corporation of America.…

Doctor Death, Fort Surgeon

"Doctor Death, Fort Surgeon" Can anything be worse than this throbbing, aching leg? History Bill wanders back to the 1750s and meets fort surgeon, Dr. Maurice Anderson, whose medicinals, operating instruments and capital kit scares him ba…

Remember the Tennesseans

"Remember the Tennesseans" History Bill visits The Alamo in San Antonio, Texas, and meets several other Tennesseans who spent time at The Alamo in 1836 -- Susanna Dickinson and William Cherry. Click here to see it using Quicktime and her…

A Teacher in Trouble

"A Teacher in Trouble"-- History Bill turns up in Dayton in 1925 and gets an earful from William Jennings Bryan and Clarence Darrow. Yep, it's the famous Scopes Trial, and he gets to see the whole thing -- even the monkey on the courth…

Cotton Cash In

"Cotton Cash In" History Bill picks cotton all the way to Memphis and finds out at the old Memphis Cotton Exchange that there's a lot more to selling it than he thought. Click here to see it on youtube. …