Posted in Alabama American Countryside

Growing Up in Selma

Dianne Harris grew up in Selma, Alabama.  The city is still her home today.  Perhaps she could never have imagined the turmoil that she would…

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Posted in Alabama American Countryside

A Tribute to a Bug

In the middle of a busy intersection you will find one of the most unique monuments in the world.  While some cities honor a city…

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Posted in American Countryside

Something To Take the Place of Cotton

Certain crops grow better in specific climates.  That was certainly the case for farmers in southern Alabama.  However, when their cash crop was suddenly decimated,…

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When Cotton Was No Longer King

Cotton was king in the southern U.S. in the early 20th century.  However it was one of the tiniest of creatures that dethroned the crop…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Presidents

President’s Week 2017: Calvin Coolidge

It all happened in the middle of the night.  The citizens of the United States went to bed on August 2nd, 1923 with Warren Harding…

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President’s Week 2017: Herbert Hoover

It’s Presidents Week on the and today’s feature focuses on a graduate of Stanford who used his engineering degree to travel the world… SharePrintEmail

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President’s Week 2017: Woodrow Wilson

He was the son of a Presbyterian minister who went on to teach school and lead the nation during a time of world conflict… SharePrintEmail

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President’s Week 2017: Theodore Roosevelt

To date, no U.S. president has been born in North Dakota…but this commander-in-chief’s experiences there may be the reason he achieved the office… SharePrintEmail

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President’s Week 2017: William McKinley

Some history students will remember the slogan “Remember the Maine”, a war cry that sent the U.S. into battle against Spain.  It was this president…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Missouri

The Jefferson Highway

In the nineteen teens and early 20s motorists did not find their route by a highway number but rather a name.  They were a narrower…

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Posted in Alabama American Countryside

Nothing Here to See?

Some people who come here will say there’s nothing to see. However, others will find things everywhere both from the past and in the present. …

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Posted in Alabama American Countryside

The Forgotten Capital

Maybe you had to memorize the state capitals when you were in elementary school.  Today’s feature is about one that just about everyone had forgotten…until…

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Posted in Alabama American Countryside

Establishing a State Capital

When the thirteen colonies began to grow into more states, those new governments had to establish capitals.  Many of those spots already had some sort…

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Posted in American Countryside Kansas City Missouri

Helping With Need

When you arrive in a place you’ve never been before, it make take awhile to figure things out. In fact, you might quickly find you’re…

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Posted in American Countryside Kansas City Missouri

Refuge KC

Our travels intentionally try to steer clear of controversy and today’s topic is one we had planned for several months.  Who knew that interviewing a…

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Posted in American Countryside Kansas City Missouri

Rich’s Diverse Neighbors

Just a block down the street from Rich’s office is a grocery store catering to the needs of folks from the country of Burma.  It…

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Posted in American Countryside Kansas City Missouri

A Ministry for Newcomers

Richard Casebolt is the Founder and president of something called Refgue KC.  It’s a ministry both in word and deed, living a Christian example while…

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Posted in American Countryside Missouri Presidents

The Man Who Was President For a Day

President Trump was recently sworn in as this nation’s 45th president.  Or was he?  That question is not a debate about the new president, but…

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David Rice Atchison

His name is David Rice Atchison.  If you know the name, you probably know his unique and sometimes debated place in history.  But there’s much…

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Posted in American Countryside Iowa

The Barns With An Important Link to the Past

At one time these old barns were hard to see because of the trees and weeds that attempted to engulf them.  However, with a little…

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