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Posted in American Countryside Louisiana World War II

The D-Day Invasion

It was early June of 1944 and for the American GI’s along the coast of England, they knew the time was close at hand to…

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Posted in American Countryside Louisiana World War II

A Ride on a Higgins Boat

Marvin Perrett can still take you on a ride on a Higgins boat today.  If you don’t know what that is, some say it may…

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Posted in American Countryside National Park Service

America’s Most Visited National Park

It’s America’s most visited National Park and although masses to come to enjoy its wooded mountains, you can still find peace and serenity in the…

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Posted in American Countryside Tennessee

Preserving History and Bringing It Back to Life

Some folks may just stop by for the well-known buffet.  But take a stroll around this place and you’ll be amazed by the story of…

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Posted in American Countryside Tennessee

A Very Old Store

Clark Shaw oversees a very old store.  In fact, it’s so old, some people probably thought he was a little crazy to try and bring…

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Posted in American Countryside Tennessee

The Story of the Famous Engineer

If you know his name, it is perhaps from a ballad sung by Johnny Cash.  This is the story of a famous engineer and the…

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Posted in American Countryside Tennessee

A Late Train and a Determined Crew

The train was late – very late.  But the crew was determined to make up time.  Conditions were perfect to fly down the tracks and…

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Posted in American Countryside Tennessee

Casey Jones

Perhaps you know his name – Casey Jones.  Whether you do or you don’t, his story of a making up time in an old locomotive…

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Posted in American Countryside Missouri

A Trip to Jefferson City, Missouri

As a senior in college, I used to give tours of this building.  It’s still one of my favorite places to visit… SharePrintEmail

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Posted in American Countryside Kansas

The Cathedral of the Plains

When this presidential candidate saw the building, he dubbed it the cathedral of the plains.  That’s the name that still draws people from states away…

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Posted in American Countryside Kansas

Noteworthy for Cattle and a Cathedral

Victoria, Kansas has just over one thousand residents, but it’s always been noteworthy for the cattle that were raised here and the church that grew…

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Posted in American Countryside Mississippi

A Rural Town Making a Name for Itself

The North Mississippi Herald is like many other small town newspapers.  However, the story it’s been reporting lately is one that has hit national press. …

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Posted in American Countryside Mississippi

A Milkshake and a Conversation

A milkshake and a 30-minute conversation.  That was the recipe that brought one young couple to a small town in Mississippi.  That town and that…

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Posted in American Countryside Vietnam War Washington, DC

Honoring the Veterans of Vietnam

Every Memorial Day we pay tribute to our family members and servicemen and women who have passed.  We honor their lives and the example they…

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Posted in American Countryside Indiana

They Called It Grouseland

Imagine building a structure that needed to serve as the seat of government, a family home and a fort all rolled into one…and you had…

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Posted in American Countryside Mississippi

A Community That Figured Out a Way

Imagine being nineteen years old, with no school debt and stepping into a career in a rural area that pays over $50,000 per year.  And…

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Posted in American Countryside Ohio

The American Whistle Company

You might hear it because someone is in danger, or you could hear it when you’ve done something wrong. Whatever the case, Ray Geesee’s company…

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Posted in American Countryside Kansas

Modern Day Free Land

When settlers moved west some towns hailed prospective residents with the lure of free land.  That’s still the case in some places… SharePrintEmail

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Posted in American Countryside Kansas

Magic Words to Attract People

The word “Free” can be a very powerful word.  In the early 2000s, that word, “free” brought plenty of attention and several new residents to…

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Posted in American Countryside New York

Atop the Empire State Building

On many evenings, high above the lights of America’s largest city, couple have long come here to enjoy the view and on some occasions, propose…

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