Posted in American Countryside Illinois

A Beautiful Rocking Chair

It’s a beautiful rocking chair.  The kind of chair that would be the perfect place to relax.  There’s plenty of people coming by to see…

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Posted in American Countryside Illinois

How Windchimes Changed Lives

They are the windchimes that changed the way people thought about this small town.  How could wind chimes do that you ask?  Well, then you…

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Posted in American Countryside Nebraska

A Trip to the Rhino Barn

If you were going to a rhino barn, you’d of course expect to see rhinos, perhaps at a zoo.  This place has a huge rhino…

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Posted in American Countryside Nebraska

An Amazing Site to See and Visit

In sharing these stories with you for over two decades I’ve seen a lot of interesting places, but I recently visited an unexpected gem –…

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Posted in American Countryside Nebraska

Volcanic Ash in Nebraska

When you think volcanoes spewing clouds of hot ash, you probably do not think of the state of Nebraska.  But in just a moment, I’ll…

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Posted in American Countryside Missouri

A Steer, A Country Club, and Clint Eastwood

Today’s story involves a steer invited to eat at a Country Club, Clint Eastwood and one farm kid who found himself on the set of…

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Posted in American Countryside Missouri

An Angus Steer Playing the Part of a Longhorn

He was an actor way out of his normal character roll.  But the most intriguing thing was the fact, this was no actor but rather…

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Posted in American Countryside Virginia

An Impact Still Felt Today

Her name may not be as prominent as Martin Luther King or Booker T. Washington, yet her impact is still felt in her city and…

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Posted in American Countryside Mississippi

Still Visiting a Star’s Birthplace

About 70% of the 100,000 visitors that come to this small home each year are from outside the U.S.  Yet the fame of this man…

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Posted in American Countryside Iowa

The National Championship Pedal Pull

Every September kids from across the country come to the Corn Palace to compete in this national championship.  It’s a big deal for many and…

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Posted in American Countryside Iowa

Another Way to Invest Your Retirement Money

People decide to do a multitude of things with their retirement money.  Ken Meyers decided to invest his in something you pedal… SharePrintEmail

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Posted in American Countryside Illinois

A Place They Call Barnacopia

What does a farmer do when he retires from working the land?  For Gary Bocker he really wasn’t looking to get away from agriculture.  Instead,…

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Posted in American Countryside Washington

Traveling to a Time That’s Passed

When you drive into Wintrhop, Washington…it appears time has passed it by…but a closer look will show you that what appears to be old…may be…

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Posted in American Countryside Washington

The Town at the End of the Road

At one time, this town was the end of the road, with the mighty Cascades a barrier to travel further west.  But it 1972, a…

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Posted in American Countryside Iowa

Everything Is For Sale

What’s the most difficult genre of items for an auctioneer to sell?  That depends on the auctioneer you ask but for this world champion, he…

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Posted in American Countryside Iowa

The Best Auctioneer

The chant of an auctioneer – it is the sounds that calls for bids and brings items to their top amount on any given day. …

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Posted in American Countryside Illinois

An Iconic Vehicle Modernized

Some say it was the iconic vehicle of World War II.  A vehicle that General Esienhower said was one of the most important weapons in…

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Posted in American Countryside Arkansas

Listening to the Call of the Wild

Every year thousands of people come to Stuttgart, Arkansas to listen to calls from the wild that are worth thousands of dollars in prize money. …

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Posted in American Countryside Missouri Saint Joseph

An Organization for Truck Stops

There’s an association for just about everything, so it should not be a surprise there is an organization for truck stops.  The president of that…

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Posted in American Countryside Missouri Saint Joseph

The Rabbi at the Truck Stop

We’ve probably all seen Kosher foods in the grocery store which means those foods have been handled in accordance with Jewish law.  But did you…

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