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Big Blend Radio: War Dogs, Harpers Ferry, and the Human Past

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Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter publisher team of Big Blend Magazines and travelers on the Love Your Parks Tour, for Day 3 of Big Blend Radio’s “History, Heritage & Culture” Festival, broadcasting live from Fenton, Michigan

On This Episode:
- Major: A Soldier Dog
- During World War II, thousands of Americans sent their pets to Fort Robinson in western Nebraska where the U.S. Military established the Fort Robinson War Dogs Training Center. Author Trevor Jones’ new book tells the little-known story of these brave four-footed soldiers.
- Rockhaven B&B - Lynn Pechuekonis shares the history of educators William Allen Saunders and his wife Inez Marie Johnson, who lived in the two-and-a-half-story stone foursquare now called Rockhaven. It was constructed by German stonemasons in 1927, and is located in Harpers Ferry, WV, home of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.
- Mixed Harvest - Through a first encounter between a Neanderthal woman and the Modern Human she called Traveler, to the emergence and destruction of the world's first cities, Rob Swigart discusses his book “Mixed Harvest: Stories From the Human Past."

Music: “Beneath a Solemn Sky” by The Gunboat Diplomats, “The Hills of West Virginia” by Blind Lemon Pledge, “I Made Fire” by the Tall Men Group.