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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Posted in American Countryside New York

A New York City Landmark

When people visit New York City there are often two landmarks at the top of their tour list.  The Statue of Liberty and this building…

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Posted in American Countryside South Dakota

The Rapid City Flood of 1972

Today it is a peaceful park, with plenty of green open spaces.  Turn back to the clock to the early 1970s and this area looked…

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Posted in American Countryside South Dakota

The Safety of Early Astronauts

Imagine current day astronauts heading down to the local high school to get a couple of football helmets to wear for safety on a trip…

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Posted in American Countryside South Dakota

The Birthplace of the American Space Program

What state do you associate with the birth of the American space program?  Did you say South Dakota?  I’ll tell you why it might be…

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Posted in American Countryside Virginia

Famous Words From the American Revolution

They are perhaps the most famous words of the American revolution – and arguably the most important speech delivered in American History.  The words and…

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Posted in American Countryside Virginia

Bringing About Change

When Virginians colonial leaders gathered in the Spring of 1775, they were considering actions that could provoke war with their mother country.  Would it take…

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Posted in American Countryside Virginia

Attending the State Church

Before the colony of Virginia became one of thirteen states in a new country, its citizens were required to regularly attend the state church.  One…

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Posted in American Countryside Missouri

A Hidden Gem

Every once in awhile you uncover a hidden gem of a place.  That’s what today’s feature is all about.  And this feature is one you…

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Posted in American Countryside Missouri

An Old, Beat-up Vehicle That Attracts Thousands

Some people love to have the newest car.  In fact, they may spend plenty of time looking for just the right model.  Quite the opposite…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Florida

The Kingsley Plantation

The story of Kingsley Plantation is certainly fascinating…and when you factor in the life’s journey of the land owner’s wife…it makes this a most unique…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Florida

A Rich History

The ground where this plantation stands passed from Spanish to English and then back to Spanish control before it ever became a part of the…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Nevada

A Man From Every State to Build the Hoover Dam

It took men from every state in the nation and many nations of the world to build Hoover Dam… SharePrintEmail

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Nevada

An Engineering Feat in the Desert

It’s still an engineering wonder of the world – a feat some thought impossible, yet something that became a reality in a place that looked…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Missouri

The Honey War

War never tasted so sweet, at least that’s what some say when they speak of a conflict waged between Iowa and Missouri over exactly were…

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