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StoryCorps in Dallas

Nearly 9 million miles and counting.

That's how many miles Idella Hansen and Sandi Talbott have between them. The best friends and big-rig truckers have been at it for an awfully long time. But back when they started, they were a rarity on the road.

"There weren't that many women out here driving trucks," Talbott recalls with Hansen, on a recent visit with StoryCorps. "And my husband's health was not good; he only had one leg, so consequently I did all the driving."

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The StoryCorps MobileBooth wrapped up a month-long run in Dallas last weekend, and we’ve been sharing some of the stories from North Texans.

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The StoryCorps MobileBooth is in Dallas, and for the next few weeks, we’ll hear some of the stories being shared by North Texans. 

George Brister moved to Dallas from New Orleans when he was 17. He worked various jobs for years, but could never get ahead because he didn’t know how to read or write.

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The StoryCorps MobileBooth is in Dallas, and for the next few weeks, we’ll hear some of the stories being shared by North Texans.

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The StoryCorps MobileBooth is in Dallas, and for the next few weeks, we’ll hear some of the stories being shared by North Texans. Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez recently stopped by the booth.