Miraculous Staircase – Santa Fe, New Mexico – by Kaye Spencer #sweetheartsofthewest #LorettoChapel #OldWest

  Within the well-preserved and quiet walls of Loretto Chapel in Santa Fé, New Mexico, is a staircase steeped in two mysteries that, for many

McGuffey Readers – Student textbooks of the 19th Century by Kaye Spencer #PrairieRosePubs #OldWest #Education

Long before Fun with Dick and Jane and Run Spot Run, there were McGuffey Readers. McGuffey Readers—these two words immediately bring to mind the ubiquitous

41 years ago April 22 – The Blues Brothers debuted on SNL by Kaye Spencer #prairierosepubs #BluesBrothers #SNL

Forty one years ago… April 22-1978 – The soon-to-become legendary band the Blues Brothers debuted on Saturday Night Live. The frontmen for the Blues Brothers,

84 years ago – April 14, 1935 – ‘Black Sunday’ by Kaye Spencer #sweetheartsofthewest #DustBowl #coloradohistory

April 14, 1935 went down in history as “Black Sunday”. A dust storm that people later described as a black blizzard swept over the Oklahoma

Movie trivia – Four movies that share the same plot by Kaye Spencer #hollywood #prairierosepubs #movies

As a trivia nerd, I was delighted to realize four familiar movies are crafted around the same premise of villagers hiring warriors to defend their

A small tribute to country music legend Merle Haggard by Kaye Spencer #classiccountry #countrymusic #westernfictioneers

April 6, 1937 and April 6, 2016 are significant dates for those of us whose country music roots are in what I call ‘classic country’…

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