700 Unique Choices of Soda

Just about every convenience store sells soft drinks and you can usually find a selection to fit just about anyone.  However, a trip to this store is far different, because all of the pop comes in bottles and you’ve got over 700 unique choices from which to select

A Modern Convenience Store on Route 66

Most people travel Old Route 66 for the nostalgia.  So on the surface, this convenience store might not seem to fit in, because it was built well after the heyday of the Mother Road.  However, it’s a place that draws many locals and tourists alike.

Amazing Feats of Frigidness

We may complain about winter weather at times…but there has perhaps never been a winter like that of 1779-80…a winter that produced amazing feats of frigidness…

The Challenges of Morristown

Most American’s have heard of the winter Washington’s men endured at Valley Forge…but few it seems have heard the story of Morristown.  Yet it’s the story of Morristown that was equally if not more challenging…

Flying the President

We often see pictures of presidents boarding or deplaning Air Force One, or the Marine One helicopter.  However, you often don’t get to meet the person at the controls of those aircraft…

The HMX-1

There’s a good chance you’ve never heard of something called HMX-1.  However, you’ve most likely seen it – or at least one of the most notable parts of it…

A Promotion Back to This Side of the Globe

Vincent, like many young men in the 1970s, fought in Vietnam.  However, during his tour of duty he received a promotion that brought him back to this side of the globe for a most interesting role in the Marines…

Shawnee Mission

As Europeans crossed the Atlantic, those who had been living on the eastern seaboard for centuries were often forced to leave their homes

Napa Valley Resorts

This place quickly became a playground for the well-to-do to escape the city during the summer.  In fact, the tales of the place perhaps began to stretch the truth, but there’s no doubting it was, and remains, a premiere place for people to get away…

Napa Valley Agriculture

California’s Napa Valley has long been associated with wine.  However, wine is newcomer when compared to all this area grows…

Napa and the Gold Rush

If you tell someone you’re headed to Napa, they probably expect you to be sampling some wine and perhaps staying at a resort.  In 1850 if you told someone you were headed to Napa, chance are you had a much different trip in mind…

Nathan Combs

You’ve probably never heard of a man named Nathan Combs.  However, you have heard of the place he helped create.  The young pioneer landed in California, and through hard work and some vision, he established a town that draws many yet today

A Trading Network on the Northern Plains

It was the site of a vast trading network on the northern plains.  It’s history spanned forty years and today, this fort has been reconstructed to remind us of its importance…

The Circle From the Ryan

If you’ve ever been to the Grand Ole Opry, you have seen a circular piece of wood that’s been inserted into the stage.  The circle of course is from the Opry’s previous home, across town at the Ryman Auditorium…

The Union Gospel Tabernacle

It was one of the largest venues in the nation when it was constructed – Union Gospel Tabernacle.  But just about a decade after it opened, one prominent man’s funeral was held inside the building and at the conclusion of the service, the audience decided the place should bear his name…

What Started As A Tent Revival

You’ve probably not heard of the evangelist, Samuel Jones.  However, there’s a decent chance you know at least the last name of the man determined to ruin Rev. Jones’ tent revival.  What happened next is still a storied piece of history…

Rough Around the Edges

Tom was quite the entrepreneur.  He built a great steamboat line and became quite wealthy.  But he was also a bit rough around the edges, willing to mix things up and find his way into an occasional fight.  His story is one well-known in this town…

The Knife River Indian Village

Two centuries ago, these villages contained more people than the city of St. Louis…yet only a handful of Europeans and Americans had ever seen them…

At The Heart of the Town

It’s important that your heart is healthy if you want to live a long and productive life.  The same can be said for the life of a town.  So what is at the heart of a town?

Flip This Building

Turn on the tv and you can find shows about flipping properties, but in a moment we’ll take you to meet a man who wants to flip your town.  His mission is to help America’s small towns come back to life…