Poet Laureate of the West

History Detective Eduardo Pagan provides background on Bob Nolan, a member of the Sons of the Pioneers and the writer of “Tumbling Tumbleweeds.” A former member of the Sons of the Pioneers explains how the song was written and how popular it became. Fred Goodwin, a collector of Western memorabilia, gives his theory as to why the song was so popular during the Great Depression.
Aired: 3/19/2013 | 0:05:08

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