Posted in Alaska American Countryside

The Wildlife of Denali

Denali National Park is home to north america’s tallest peak, and many types of wildlife.  Today, we venture there for a look at one of…

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Posted in Alaska American Countryside

Denali…Or Mount McKinley

Denali National Park is home to a peak for which the park is named–Denali, which means the great one.  Many people know it as Mt….

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Posted in American Countryside Ohio

The Coonskin Library

It’s called the Coonskin Library, a private library established on the American frontier.  But few people today would know the story of that forward thinking…

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Posted in American Countryside Missouri

Man’s Best Friend

We’ve all heard of man’s best friend…but it was this dog that probably gave us the phrase so common today.  We’ll go to a county…

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Posted in American Countryside Missouri

The Statue of Old Drum

In the courthouse square in Warrensburg, Missouri you will find a statue in tribute to a dog named Old Drum.  He’s one of the few…

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Posted in American Countryside New Mexico

A Weather Balloon That Either Was or Wasn’t

It’s a story over seventy years old, yet a story still talked about today.  In fact, it even had its own tv series linked to…

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Posted in American Countryside New Mexico

A Hoax…Or Reality?

Today you’ll hear from Glenn Dennis a man who’s story you may believe or perhaps you’ll think it’s all a hoax.  Either way, it’s a…

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Posted in American Countryside New Mexico

An Unusual News Release

The military issues press releases all of the time, but this one was certainly unique and still stirs controversy today.  We take a look back…

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Posted in American Countryside Indiana

A Conversation with ‘The Fonz’

He’s played many parts, but he will forever be known as the Fonz, Arthur Fonzerelli, aka Henry Winkler… SharePrintEmail

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Posted in American Countryside Indiana

Henry’s Story

Henry struggled with dyslexia as a child.  In fact, his challenge was not diagnosed until he was in his 30s.  Although reading and spelling were…

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Posted in American Countryside Missouri

One of the Largest Mines in the World

In Park Hills, Missouri you will find the old Powerhouse for one of the largest mines in the world.  Today that building and many others…

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Posted in American Countryside Missouri

Miners Who Helped Found A New State

They were just some lead mining families from southeastern Missouri.  But if I told you the last name of the most prominent family of that…

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Posted in American Countryside Missouri

A Place Known as Park Hills

Today we say hello to our listeners on KREI in Farmington, MO.  Folks there know the industry that drew some of the first settlers to…

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Posted in American Countryside Nebraska

Surviving a Grizzly Bear Attack

Being attacked by a grizzly bear was bad in itself.  Now imagine your friends left you for dead and you had to crawl 150 miles…

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Posted in American Countryside Nebraska

The Story of Hugh Glass

If you know Hugh Glass, then you most likely know him for his run in with a Grizzly Bear.  There are many layers to a…

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Posted in American Countryside Nebraska

Trading in the 1800s

When you did business on the high plains in the 1800s, transactions often took place in trade items.  That was certainly the case at the…

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Posted in American Countryside Nebraska

Lewis and Clark…or Alexander McKenzie

Have you heard of Lewis and Clark or Alexander McKenzie?  Chances are you have heard of one but not the other and chances are if…

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Posted in American Countryside Nebraska

The Museum of Fur Trade

Today we say hello to our listeners on KSCR in Chadron, NE.  They know of a long time museum that tells the story of the…

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Posted in American Countryside Arizona

A Beautiful, Natural Wonder

It is one of the most beautiful natural wonders in the nation…and a place who’s centuries old history provides a unique combination of the natural…

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Posted in American Countryside Illinois

Guinness Records Knows Casey, Illinois

The folks at Guinness Book World Records knows Casey, Illinois very well.  It seems they have to send someone there on a regular basis to…

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