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FJ Alaska Banner AdPeople often come to the new community center in Marshall, Missouri for regional meetings on a variety of topics.  But what may go unnoticed is the museum attached to the other side of that community center.  For those who venture inside, they’re amazed at the story they had never heard so close to home…

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In the 1920, this was the largest commercial pilots school in the world.  So large, other nation’s such as Chine sent their own air force here to learn to fly.  The location will surprise you and we’ll take you there… SharePrintEmail

What Started As 75 Box Cars Led to This…

When Russell Nicholas came home from World War I, he wanted to begin his own business.  He ended up purchasing 75 box cars worth of these…and the rest as they say, is history… SharePrintEmail

150 Years Since the Assassination of Lincoln

It’s been 150 years since John Wilkes Booth shot President Abraham Lincoln.  Today, we go to the site of the tragedy… SharePrintEmail

Santa Anna’s Leg

It’s been over 150 years since Illinois soldiers faced Santa Ana in the Mexican War. However traces of that battle fought over 1500 miles to the south can still be found in the names of cities and the relics in museums… SharePrintEmail

An Unusual Field Trip

Many schools take field trips this time of the year. They are usually a fun event for students to get some time out of the classroom. But some field trips don’t go as planned… SharePrintEmail

The Surrender of Lee at Appomattox

After four years of Civil War the conflict had claimed over 630,000 lives.  It was time to begin the long process toward peace and healing.  We look back 150 years on the surrender of Lee at Appomattox… SharePrintEmail

The Place Where the Final Chapter of the Civil War Began

Most Americans know it as the place where the Civil War ended.  Although that is not technically true…it is still the spot where the war between the states entered it’s final chapter… SharePrintEmail

Behind the Life of America’s Most Famous Architect

Ask an American who is the most famous architect in their country’s history and this man’s name is probably at the top of the list. However, many can’t tell you much about the man’s life or home… SharePrintEmail

Abraham Lincoln’s Furthest West Visit

People often associate Abraham Lincoln with the states of Illinois or perhaps his birthplace in Kentucky.  But what state is the farthest west he ever traveled? SharePrintEmail

A Work of Art for Every State

To some, they resemble totem poles, but the works of art are more modern and quite intricate.  At least one can be found in every state and they tell the story of the native residents who once lived there… SharePrintEmail

Peter Toth’s Lasting Impression

Peter Toth was just a boy when his family was forced to leave Hungary.  The event left a lasting impression on him and influenced what he would someday undertake once he moved to the United States… SharePrintEmail

Inside A Titan II Missle Silo

In the 1980s there were 54 Titan II missile silos across the U.S.  Those missile carried the largest land-based nuclear warhead ever developed.  Today, this is the only one of those site you can visit… SharePrintEmail

Standing Alert

They were some of the largest and most devastating weapons ever developed and today we visit with a lady who stood on watch in case those armaments needed to be used… SharePrintEmail

An Interview Underground

Over the year’s we’ve done some of our interviews underground.  That’s the case for today’s feature…situated on “level seven” of one of the most important sites of the late 20th century… SharePrintEmail

San Marcos Resort

Phoenix, Arizona has plenty of golf resorts that attract thousands of visitors, but ask someone who established the first course in the state and they’ll be hard pressed to tell you it was actually a Midwestern veterinarian who had more grazing land than he could manage….. SharePrintEmail

From Board Room to the Classroom

What happens when the CEO of a major corporation decides he wants to begin teaching middle school math? It’s a real life story that played out in a challenging neighborhood in Kansas City. SharePrintEmail

H&R Block Career Change

Tom Bloch’s father and uncle founded H&R Block, a company that Tom eventually led as CEO. But there was something else that weighed on his heart…another career. The story of an extraordinary decision is today’s American Countryside SharePrintEmail

H&R Block

There are some folks that think they can run your business better than you can. In this case, the man at the newspaper was right. His advice to two brothers helped them launch a major corporation. SharePrintEmail

The Bloch Brothers

Very few people like to figure their taxes and even fewer like to pay them. But this pair of brothers found an unlikely business doing something few enjoy. SharePrintEmail

Oklahoma Oil

The price of oil is a figure many Americans closely follow. Now imagine a time when the price dipped so low the top producer cut drilling to help spike the price. It all happened inside our nation’s borders and its today’s American Countryside SharePrintEmail

Striking Oil at the Governor’s Mansion

If you struck oil underneath your home, well you might just move in order to strike it rich. But what happens when you strike oil next to the home of the governor. SharePrintEmail

Glen Miller – Musician and Soldier

He was one of the most famous Americans in the early 1940s…a man who was making up to $20,000 per week. But he knew he wanted to use his talents to serve his country and he would give his life in the process. SharePrintEmail

Glen Miller – Hitmaker

Even if you are not old enough to have enjoyed this man’s music when he originally created it, there’s no doubt you’ve heard it. In fact, he recorded fifty-nine, “Top 10” hits in just four years time…a feat never matched. SharePrintEmail

It Started with a Trombone

  The gentleman who ran a store in Grant City, Missouri could have never imagined what would happen when he bought one of his young employees a trombone.  That purchase propelled the young musician to become world famous. SharePrintEmail

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