Posted in American Countryside Nebraska

One of the Most Famous Americans

His work helped teach an entire nation to read and write within a matter of just a few years.  In a moment we introduce you…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Missouri

Daniel Boone Working For Another Country

Daniel Boone is one of the most famous American frontiersman.  But when he crossed the Mississippi River, he went to work for a country other…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Missouri

One of the Oldest Cities on the Mississippi

It’s one of the oldest and largest cities on the Mississippi River…and although some may have heard of names like Laclede and Chateau…why did they…

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Posted in American Countryside Indiana

A World Food Prize Winner

What the Oscars and Emmys are to movie and TV, the World Food Prize is to the world of agriculture.  It is awarded to those…

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Posted in American Countryside Indiana

A Visit with the CTO

You’ve heard of a CEO or a COO, but what’s a CTO?  It’s a very big and important title to the entire world when you…

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Posted in American Countryside South Dakota

A Community Valuing Those Who Passed Through

It was a tremendous meal that had to be prepared, every day, for about three years.  And it was all provided free of charge by…

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Posted in American Countryside South Dakota

A Stop in Aberdeen, South Dakota

When the Unites States when to war in the 1940, thousands of troops began to criss-cross the country headed to Europe or perhaps headed west…

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Posted in American Countryside New York

The Home of a Founding Father

Perhaps you’ve visited places like Mt. Vernon and Monticello, homes of founding fathers Washington and Jefferson.  If you travel to Katonah, New York you’ll find…

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Posted in American Countryside New York

A Witness to History

Imagine being pregnant, enduring a shipwreck, being away from your home for several years, and then, being present to see the signing of a treaty…

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Posted in American Countryside New York

The First Supreme Court Chief Justice

Who was the first Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court?  It was a position this man coveted, until he actually got the job… SharePrintEmail

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Posted in American Countryside New York

The Forgotten Founding Father

Some have called him the forgotten founding father.  Have you too forgotten about the man who was president before George Washington?  We dig into our…

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Posted in American Countryside Arizona

The University of Arizona’s Old Main

When you walk across the center of this large university campus as I did, you’ll find a wide, permanent line stretching several hundred yards.  The…

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Posted in American Countryside Arizona

When Pigs and Cows are ‘New’

Imagine a school teaching agriculture in a place where few students have seen a farm animal.  It’s a unique setting that’s making a large impact…

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Posted in American Countryside Arizona

KINEKS

It’s called “KINEKS.”  It’s an acronym for positive personal characteristics each of us should possess and it’s the name of a foundation working to help…

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Posted in American Countryside Arizona

A Young Man of Influence

There is probably someone in each of our lives that truly inspires us.  Jeffrey Thimgan was one such young man.  But in his absence, his…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Kansas

A Battle in Kansas

The shots at Ft. Sumter in April of 1861 are often considered the first military action of the Civil War.  However, one could make a…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Kansas

John Brown: The Early Years

In the years just ahead of the Civil War, thousands of people came to Kansas ahead of a critical vote on whether the new state…

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Posted in American Countryside New York

The Elephant Hotel

When you run across a building named the “Elephant Hotel,” well, there’s probably going to be an interesting story behind the place.  That is the…

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Posted in American Countryside New York

A Time Before Zoos and Circuses

Just about everyone one of us has visited a zoo and seen a circus.  Now let me take you to a time when neither existed. …

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Posted in American Countryside New York

The Elephant That Changed the Course of American History

  It all began with a man who wanted to farm, not with a team of horses or mules, but rather with an elephant.  And…

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