Posted in American Countryside Arizona

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…

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Posted in American Countryside Kansas City Missouri

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…

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Posted in American Countryside Kansas City Missouri

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…

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Posted in American Countryside Kansas City Missouri

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….

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Posted in American Countryside Kansas City Missouri

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…

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Posted in American Countryside Oklahoma

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…

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Posted in American Countryside Oklahoma

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…

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Posted in American Countryside Iowa

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…

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Posted in American Countryside Iowa

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…

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Posted in American Countryside Iowa

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…

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Clark’s Trading Post

Imagine a animal show where bears bolted from the stage to barrel past tourist and make a break for the ice cream stand. It’s just…

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A Roadside Stopper

Along I-93 in northern New Hampshire you’ll find a spot that’s been attracting families for three and four generations now. In order to get those…

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A Place Called Hildene

Abraham Lincoln was born in Kentucky and lived most of his adult years in Illinois. But where did future generations of the Lincolns reside? Most…

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The Son of a US President

Being the son of a U.S. president has its perks. However, it does provide a very high bar of achievement for that second generation. Which…

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Posted in Blog History Presidents Scenic Route Texas

Scenic Route: Inside the ER After the JFK Assassination

Phyllis Hall was a nurse at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, and she was on duty on November 22, 1963, the day JFK was assassinated.  Her…

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Posted in Blog History Illinois Missouri National Historic Site National Park Service Tourism Travel

6 St. Louis Spots History Lovers Shouldn’t Miss

A lot of visitors to St. Louis may catch a Cardinals game, take in the world-class zoo, or ride to the top of the St….

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Five Places to Find Columbus in the New World Today

In Fourteen Hundred and Ninety Two, Columbus sailed the Ocean Blue. And ever since, people have been building monuments to him. In fact, one Internet…

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Posted in American Revolution Blog National Historic Site National Memorial National Monument National Park Service Tourism Travel Washington, DC

Six D.C. Sites to Visit During a Government Shutdown

I was just in the nation’s capital gathering audio for our daily broadcasts.  For tourists, the government shutdown means many of the sites they planned…

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Scenic Route – Conversation with an Assassin

Pierce Allman was working as a young man at a Dallas radio station in November 1963. He was only feet away from President Kennedy when…

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Posted in Blog Missouri

Fame in Scotland County

This week, Andrew will take a look at Ella Ewing of Scotland County, Missouri. She was once known as the tallest woman in the world,…

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