Buying A Glider for More Than One Reason

There are under ten original World War II gliders to be found in the nation.  People bought hundreds of surplus gliders after the war, but the plane is not what they desired…

From Automaker to Glider Manufacturer

When World War II began, automakers suddenly switched from making cars to the equipment needed to win a war.   The changeover here made this factory the biggest glider maker in the world…

Henry Ford in the Upper Peninsula

We know Henry Ford as an early Detroit auto maker.  So what was he doing buying a huge tract of land in the state’s Upper Peninsula?

Building A Museum Around an Exhibit

In Iron Mountain, Michigan you’ll find a museum with a very large exhibit – so large in fact, that the museum had to be built around it…

The Largest Steam Powered Engine

It is quite possibly the largest steam powered engine on the continent and its job was the only think that allowed work to continue here.It is quite possibly the largest steam powered engine on the continent and its job was the only think that allowed work to continue here…

More Than Two Blocks of Murals

Michelangelo had a very large canvass when he began work on the Sistine chapel.  Make a trip to this river town and you’ll find a man who had two and a half blocks of canvass to fill…

Where Civil War Engineers Ran Out of Names

Civil War engineers were simply running out of names…but that doesn’t mean the forts here were not important.  It’s a place where the Union troops simply named their forts for the letters of the alphabet…

Rememberance of the Trail of Tears

Many of us have heard of the Trail of Tears.  This community chose to honor those who were forced to make that journey.  It turn a group of individuals comes here every year on bicycles in remembrance as well…

A Long Stretch of Original Route 66

Old Route 66 is a major tourist attraction in many communities along the highway.  But here you’ll find some of the longest stretches of original road anywhere in the nation…

Wildlife That Draws People Here

Deer, turkey, black bear and mountain lion – they are just a few of the creatures roaming these woods and that has made this place a draw…

A Unique Look at the Outdoors

When you grow up with something all of your life, you may not realize exactly how special it is.  That was a bit the case for Dave, who learned that what he found outdoors was a truly unique piece of our world…

Making An Investment in the Future

Shickley, Nebraska is a small town that’s made a big investment in its future.  It’s been an important journey in sharing a story now that’s will impact what takes place here in coming years…

Raising Money to Take Care of Needs

Taxes are one of the ways our cities and counties carry out their business.  Citizens here do pay taxes, but the impressive story is what they’ve accomplished by raising money on their own to take care of the needs of where they live…

Dedicated Citizens Creating Positive Change

Today we return to a small town in Nebraska, five years after we first shared their story of how dedicated local citizens can create amazing positive changes in their location…

Chicago’s Old City Library

Chicago’s Michigan Avenue has long been a place noted for fine shops, hotels and attractions.  Many people though, pass by one of the great gems along that thoroughfare…a place originally designed as the city library…a place today open free of charge to come and explore…

Chicago’s Cultural Center on Michigan Avenue

Chicago’s Michigan Avenue has long been a place noted for fine shops, hotels and attractions.  Many people though, pass by one of the great gems along that thouroughfare…a place originally designed as the city library…a place today open free of charge to come and explore…

A Japanese Teenager’s Journey to the US

As a Japanese teenager, Barbara was taught to defend herself from American soldiers arriving in her country.  She ended up marrying one of them.  But there were far more surprises when she landed in the United States…

Living In Japan When World War II Ended

This week we are featuring Barbara Law who recently passed away.  She was a teenager living in Japan when World War II ended.  Her country’s surrender signaled many changes in her life…including instruction on how to deal with the American GI’s that would soon land on her homeland’s soil…

A Look Back At The Story of Barbara Law

This past week Barbara Law of King City, Missouri passed away at the age of 87.  I had the honor of knowing her and even interviewing her several years ago.  Join me as we take a look back at someone who saw WW II from the side of one of our foes…

The First Library of Its Kind In The State

Many of us use a library, not only for books, but for many other resources as well.  But in this small town, the school and county library were both faces challenges.  With some creative thinking they came up with an idea that was the first of it’s kind in their state…