Poet Laureate of the West
Video duration: 5:08
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.