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Hey! Here at Explore Your Roots we aim to tell stories about our ancestors and family members in order to inspire others to learn more about their own family!

Explore Your Roots Kurt Crandall

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    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

Hey! Here at Explore Your Roots we aim to tell stories about our ancestors and family members in order to inspire others to learn more about their own family!

    James Andrew Woods, Education, Politics, and Arizona Statehood

    James Andrew Woods, Education, Politics, and Arizona Statehood

    Join us as we celebrate the upcoming birthday of Arizona's statehood with a recap and investigation of James Andrew Woods and his political service in the state of Arizona!

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    • 13 min
    The Territorial Cup: The Oldest Intercollegiate Rivalry Trophy in the US

    The Territorial Cup: The Oldest Intercollegiate Rivalry Trophy in the US

    Have you ever heard about the Territorial Cup, the winners trophy that is battled for every year in football between Arizona State University and the University of Arizona? Well, recent studies have found that this trophy is indeed the oldest such intercollegiate rivalry trophy in the United States! Moreover, it was lost for a time and was only recently discovered! Join us in this short episode where we dive into the inception of the territorial cup, the rivalry that ensued, and even how one of my own ancestors was there in the beginning!

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    Check out the picture of Frederick Irish's Chemistry Class!

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    The Best Part of the Rural Arizona Workday: “Club” and a Coke

    The Best Part of the Rural Arizona Workday: “Club” and a Coke

    Tune in to this episode where we talk about Royal Grant Woods' service station, "Club", and a Coke Machine in rural Arizona! We also talk about how we recently had the Vendo H81B Coke Machine model from the 1950's restored as well as a tour of how it works!

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    Dr. Francis Guiteau and the Smallpox Inoculation During the Era of American Independence

    Dr. Francis Guiteau and the Smallpox Inoculation During the Era of American Independence

    On this episode, we take a look at the history of smallpox, the devastation it ravaged on communities, as well as the inoculation of smallpox. We also examine how smallpox inoculation shaped the character of the American Revolution, specifically looking at the situation through the lens of a paternal ancestor of mine named Francis Guiteau. Tune in to learn more about it all!

    Additional Resources:
    Dr. Francis Guiteau in the National Cyclopedia of American BiographyInformation and History of SmallpoxMeeting of Lanesborough, MA where Francis is charged with inoculationA Challenge to the Cause: Smallpox Inoculation in the Era of American Independence, 1764 to 1781How smallpox devastated the AztecsGeorge Washington and the First Mass Military Inoculation
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    What is ATHEROSCLEROSIS and how is it related to genealogy?

    What is ATHEROSCLEROSIS and how is it related to genealogy?

    Have you ever heard of atherosclerosis??
    In this episode, we sit down with a doctor and talk about the condition #atherosclerosis. We talk about what it is, how it is developed, what we can do about it, and how it can be related to genealogy! We also discuss a recently published article looking at this condition in mummies!
    For the video version, check out our YouTube or Facebook page! Or if you'd rather the written version, check out the article we posted on our website!

    To read along and see amazing pictures:
    https://www.exploreyourroots.org/post/the-health-of-our-ancestors-and-our-own-atherosclerosis

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    Our Ancestors and Their Pets

    Our Ancestors and Their Pets

    Join us today for this quick episode where we briefly dive into things we can learn about our ancestors through their pets! I also share a story about two of my great-grandmothers and the pets that they had, including a horse and a cat. Let us know what kind of pets your ancestors had! Check out the article post and see pictures for this episode!

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Customer Reviews

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8 Ratings

8 Ratings

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Enjoyable podcast!

I enjoy this podcast. Kurt shares enjoyable stories and interesting history’s about his ancestors. He has a pleasant way of sharing what he has learned. I look forward to listening each week to his latest podcast.

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