Posted in American Countryside Arkansas

A Town Making a Turnaround

Today we say hello to our listeners on KTLO in Mountain Home, Arkansas.  Today’s feature is all about a town in there area making a…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of California

The Oasis in the Desert

Before Palm Springs was a resort town–before Palm Springs was really even a town, for that matter; movie stars began building their second homes here….

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Posted in American Countryside Arizona Best of

Crops For Those Who Aren’t Afraid of Heights

Some farmers need expensive, high tech equipment to harvest their crops.  This crop requires a very low-tech method of harvest…but it does help if you…

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Posted in American Countryside Arizona Best of

A Unique Farm

David’s farm is just 2 ½ acres in size…but that does not mean he’s not busy.  In fact, the crop he grows will require full…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Washington, DC

An Astronaut Program For Women

In the early 1980s, the United States put its first woman into space, a full two decades after space travel began.  So why didn’t women…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Washington, DC

Training Another Gender for Outer Space

The first man in space, the first man to orbit the earth, the first man to walk on the moon…you may know those pioneers and…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of New Hampshire

The Worst Blizzard You Ever Experienced

If you are ever tempted to think the winter weather where you live is bad…just wait until you hear Brian Clark’s story.  Chances are he’ll…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of New Hampshire

Extreme Conditions At the Top of the Mountain

The warmest temperature ever recorded here was 72 degrees.  It once got down to 47 below.  Brian Clark’s job is to be stranded here a…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of New Hampshire

Clear For 130 Miles

This lookout sees an average of 237 days of fog each year…but on a clear day you can see up to 130 miles.  It’s a…

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Posted in American Countryside Missouri

Recycling With Positive Change

We’ve all heard of recycling programs, but this one in a small town in southern Missouri has a bit of a twist.  Sure it kept…

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Posted in American Countryside Missouri

A Different School Fundraiser

If you have kids or grandkids in school, you’ve probably been asked to buy something as part of a school fundraiser.  Such was the case…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Oklahoma

Pawnee Bill

It may have seemed this famous western showman had married the wrong woman.  After all, his bride was a city girl who didn’t grow up…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Oklahoma

The Cowboy Named Gordon Lillie

Many of us had childhood heroes, and for Gordon it was the famous showman Buffalo Bill.  What he might never have imagined was how he…

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Posted in American Countryside Texas

Claiming a Body in Two Different States

When two different cities, in two different states claim to have the body of the same man, well, you know there’s going to be a…

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Posted in American Countryside Texas

William Henry Roberts Junior

His name was William Henry Roberts Jr.  Or was it?  In fact, could you really believe any name this man said was his own?  He…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Florida

The Indirect Transformation of a Florida Neighborhood

When U.S. soldiers crossed the Atlantic to fight in World War I, they not only preserved freedom, they also discovered something that transformed a working…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Florida

The History of Ybor City

Mention Ybor City to someone in Tampa, FL and they will probably tell you about all the great restaurants and clubs. However this neighborhood began…

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Posted in American Countryside Michigan

Big Snows In Michigan

Some people measure snow in inches.  Here it is measured in feet.  Many years it’s measured in many dozens of feet that does not go…

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Posted in American Countryside Michigan

Restoring An Abandoned Property

There is a lot of work that goes into restoring a home.  Now imagine you have an abandoned 13,000 square foot property that needs to…

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Posted in American Countryside Michigan

Building An Enormous Home

Some people need large homes to accommodate growing families.  For this builder, part of the motivation may have been to say, “I told you so”…

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