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Pictures of the Famous

His pictures have appeared in newspapers and books from coast to coast and around the world…and even though you may have never heard of his name, you have certainly heard of the people who’s lives he covered…

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Behind the Scenes with Tom Hoy

When you sit down with Tom Hoy you will get a behind the scenes look at some of the biggest events of the 1950s and 60s.  So how did he get access to some world changing moments? SharePrintEmail

The Capitol of Deseret

If you know your fifty states and their capitals…you of course remember that Fillmore is the capital of Deseret…at least that was the way it was supposed to be… SharePrintEmail

The Story of Kate Shelley

If you live in the state of Iowa you perhaps know the name of Kate Shelly.  At one time she was known the world ‘round, and certainly her act of bravery is one that still brings visitors to this small town to relive the heroic deed that saved so many SharePrintEmail

Disaster Lurking in the Darkness

There was a disaster lurking in the darkness.  A rail bridge had washed out and a passenger train would soon be passing this way.  Certainly the tragedy would kill many.  But then, a fifteen year old girl risked her own life for a chance to save many. SharePrintEmail

Jumping Off the Train

Imagine a train chugging south out of Kansas with people jumping from the cars all along its route.  This is the reason they jumped and mass chaos took place that September day… SharePrintEmail

The Cherokee Strip

It’s called the Cherokee Strip…a stretch of land in north central Oklahoma originally given to the Cherokee and later opened to settlement by the U.S. government… SharePrintEmail

The Trio Who Saved the Nation and a President

There’s a good chance you’ve never heard of John Paulding, Isaac Van Wart or David Williams.  Yet, each has a county in Ohio named after them.  The trio arguably saved the nation and the life of our first president… SharePrintEmail

The Simple Rules of Being a Spy

If you’re going to be a spy, it’s best to not be carrying incriminating evidence.  So when this man took off his boots and secret papers began to appear, well, this story was going to have a most interesting ending… SharePrintEmail

Trapped Behind Enemy Lines

If you are a soldier in battle, you usually don’t want to be trapped behind enemy lines.  Yet that is exactly what had happened to John by his own fault.  Now the race was on to see if he could wiggle his way back to safety without being discovered… SharePrintEmail

Known By the Friends Kept

There is a cliché that says, “We are known by the friends we keep.”  One of the friends of this couple was up to no good – at least in the eyes of many, and soon that friendship would blossom into a story we still know well from history… SharePrintEmail

Heroes, Love, and Espionage

It’s a story that involves war heroes, love and espionage.  It may sound like a novel, but it was real life and the outcome changed the course of American history… SharePrintEmail

An American War Hero

Today I’ll introduce you to an American war hero – a man who had a great hand in this country’s independence.  However, you’ll probably be surprised by his name, for we all know him for something else… SharePrintEmail

A Story Fitting for Halloween

It’s a story fitting of Halloween.  The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and the headless horseman.  Today we go to the location where the tale was set… SharePrintEmail

Sleepy Hollow

Mention the name Sleepy Hollow and our minds quickly jump to tales of a headless horseman.  It’s quite a tale but some of the pieces of that story have roots in truth in this town… SharePrintEmail

Children Playing In Graveyards

You don’t think of a graveyard as a place where children would play.  But here that was the case, and because of who was playing around those stones gave us some of the classic stories we still know today… SharePrintEmail

Fort Fredrica

When European nations sailed to America, each began to lay claim to new lands.  Many built forts to protect their new empire.  Today many of those sites are ruins at best…but here on the coast of Georgia…you can still see where one superpower changed the course of history when it defeated its rival… SharePrintEmail

Representing Some of the Biggest Stars on the Screen

Their names are often not known to the world, however the people they represent are some of the biggest stars on screen.  Today we go behind the scenes for a dangerous yet thrilling line of work… SharePrintEmail

A Gold Medal Winner

She is a gold medal winner – and that’s quite an accomplishment no matter the sport.  However, while you may not know her name, there’s a chance you’ve seen her and just didn’t know it… SharePrintEmail

A Museum of Slave History

It is called the Freedom House.  This free museum is housed in what used to be the headquarters of one of the largest slave trading companies in the U.S.  The stories you’ll find here are of tragedy and triumph… SharePrintEmail

The Freedom House Museum

I always enjoy the chance to explore Alexandria, Virginia.  It’s a historic city and I  recently happened upon a museum that’s unfortunately a bit of a secret…a place I recommend all to visit…and the price is free SharePrintEmail

A Premiere Zoo in Rural America

We’ve probably all been to the zoo sometime in our lives.  It usually requires a drive to a large city to see it.  Not so here.  For the premiere zoo dates back over eight decades and it serves a town of under 10,000 in rural America… SharePrintEmail

A Big Fish Story

We’ve all heard of fish stories – maybe you’ve even told one.  But today I will tell you the biggest fish story of them all, because it is the biggest fish… SharePrintEmail

The Historic Chicago Fire

Bells rang the warning.  Prison cells were opened to allow inmates to save their own lives ahead of the coming disaster.  No one had see anything like it, and hopefully we never will again. SharePrintEmail

A Fast Moving Fire

It was a fast moving fire. In fact, it was moving so quickly that people could not find aware to avoid it.  Some thought the river would offer protection, but when the first jumped that barrier, it was clear, this would be a destructive and deadly tragedy SharePrintEmail

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