Posted in American Countryside Best of New Mexico

Fire In the Form of Vegetables

If you play with fire your liable to get burned.  But on Jim Lidle’s farm, fire is what they grow.  It’s fire in the form…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Vermont

The Little Giant

Abraham Lincoln led the country through the Civil War…but it was this man who defeated him for the senate just two years prior.  We’ll go…

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Posted in American Countryside Civil War Iowa

A Small Chapter of the Civil War

Whether you are a student of history or not, we each know something about the Civil War.  However, the next chapter is one few have…

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Posted in American Countryside Iowa

A Rock Festival

A lot of cities will hold a festival centered around rock – but we’re not talking about rock music.  For it’s a real rock that…

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Posted in American Countryside Iowa

An Odd Rock With An Odd Name

The name of this rock is just as odd as it looks.  Yet it is a rock that puts this place on the map.  We…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Indiana

All Kinds of Currencies

One, five, ten, twenty? Those are the denominations of bills we normally see when paying for items. Now imagine that not only were there more…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Illinois

Part of Chicago’s Famous Park Landscape

This famous architect was hired to design one of Chicago’s famous park landscapes.  No sooner did he design it than park employees began mowing down…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Washington

The King of Smokejumpers

You might be a little crazy to jump out of an airplane and fight a fire.  So what does it mean if you’ve done it…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Washington

Smokejumpers

When a forest fire flames up in a remote area, it may be Dan Ryan’s crew that is called in to fight the blaze. This…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Washington

A Career of Jumping Out of Planes and Fighting Fires

Imagine a job that combines jumping out of airplanes and fighting fires.  Now imagine you want to make it your career.  We visit with one…

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Posted in American Countryside Missouri

The Biggest Race of Its Kind

Imagine a race that might last over three days and in that time, you may not sleep at all, or very little, with the ground…

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Posted in American Countryside Missouri

Days of Sprinting

Folks in Clinton, Missouri know there is quite a racer in their midst, a man who’s sprint was not measured in minutes or seconds, but…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Ohio

Pastures Full of Danger

The Wright Brothers made their first flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.  However, it was the farmers around Dayton that helped them perfect the plane. …

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Ohio

Before First Flight

Although Kitty Hawk, North Carolina received most of the attention regarding the Wright Brothers first flight, it was this Ohio city were much of the…

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Posted in American Countryside Indiana

Clean Water and Good Health

Clean water is an important part of maintaining good health.  So it may seem odd to us today that thousands of people once drank some…

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Posted in American Countryside Indiana

Pluto…But Not the Planet…or the Disney Character

For most of us, the name Pluto is recognized as the name of a planet, or whatever they are calling it these days, or a…

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Posted in American Countryside Indiana

A Town With An Unusual Name

It’s one of the most unusual town names you’ll find in the nation.  But when you dig a little deeper you’ll see there was good…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Missouri

The Top Mounted Military Man in the Nation

Before their was a U.S. cavalry, this man was noted to be the top mounted military man in the nation.  His skills were so impressive…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Missouri

The Baby of the Boone Family

Most of us remember the frontiersman and explorer, Daniel Boone from our history books.  However, we may not be familiar with his children and their…

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Posted in American Countryside Missouri

British Soldiers Residing in the US

Imagine a small U.S. farm town with British soldiers who had residences there.  No, we are not talking about the Revolutionary War, but rather World…

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