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Podcast: A Friendly Town With an Ax to Grind

Every year, lumberjacks and lumberjills from around the world flock to Hayward, Wisconsin, to compete in the Lumberjack World Championships.
Highland Dancers get some air at the Scottish Highland Games in Salado, Texas.

A Bonnie Scottish Gathering in the Middle of Texas

Salado’s annual Scottish Gathering and Highland Games are a celebration of plaid, whiskey, and the fine art of tossing extremely heavy objects.