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A Cemetery With Different Markers

Most cemeteries have markers with a person’s name, date of birth and death, and little else.  Not so for many of the markers in this…

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A Trip to Joe & Aggie’s Cafe

Today we’re at Joe & Aggie’s café, a restaurant that’s been serving up great meals for over 70 years now in Holbrook, Arizona… SharePrintEmail

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The Wigwam Hotel

If you, your kids or even your grand kids have seen the movie Cars, then you probably remember the Cozy Cones.  They’re patterned after a…

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Oceanfront Property in Arizona

George Strait once sang that he had some oceanfront property in Arizona and if you’d buy that he’d throw the Golden Gate in free. This…

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A Bridge in the Desert

Before bridges crossed rivers, communities often relied upon ferries to carry people and supplies. In some cases, those ferry operators were able to build thriving…

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A Trip to Yuma, Arizona

Yuma, Arizona is in the Sonora dessert. The annual average rainfall is about three inches per year. So it is a bit ironic that it…

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Pigs in the Middle of a City

You don’t expect to see 400 hogs in the middle of a city, but that’s what’s happening in the Phoenix metro area. And there’s a…

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An Unbreakable Code

Roy Hawthorne had three brothers who had already volunteered for the Army.  So when Roy was 17, he too joined the battles of World War…

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Navajo Codetalker Roy Hawthorne

Our series with Navajo codetalker, Roy Hawthorne continues today.  Remember, you can hear the full interview on the Scenic Route at AmericanCountryside.com and on American…

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Using Your Native Language for Coded Messages

When World War II began, many men here in Navajo country volunteered for the armed forces.  Some of those men were asked to use their…

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A Codetalker for World War II

This week you’ll be hearing a series of programs with World War II Navajo codetalker, Roy Hawthorne.  You can also see our American Countryside television…

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Scenic Route – Navajo Code Talker

Beginning in 1942, Navajo men began using their native language to send coded messages in combat during World War II.  The role they played in…

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Hidden Cove Petroglyph Park

I’ve always enjoyed the chance to view Native American petroglyphs.  The ancient rock writing is fascinating, but it’s hard to find but a handful of…

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Petroglyphs

They’re called petroglyphs. They are carvings or drawings made into the stone from hundreds of years ago. We know little about what they mean, yet…

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The Zuck Family Corral

Just outside Holbrook, Arizona you can find the remains of an old corral that once housed the herd of the Zuck family. The ranch hands…

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Of Golden Eggs, Geese, and Backyard Farms

We’ve all heard of the goose that laid the golden eggs. While it would be hard to find such a bird, a goose that raises…

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Wrenched From a Mother’s Arms

Imagine a scene in which a boy is wrenched from a mother’s arms…and is headed for certain death.  No doubt the scene played out many…

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A Diet of Chocolate and Potatoes

A diet of chocolate and potatoes is probably not the most balanced ration one can eat…but during World War II…it meant survival for this family….

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A Story of Survival

As World War II began, Search Kreisberger and his family struggled just to survive.  His miraculous story of holocaust survival….. SharePrintEmail

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Surviving the Holocaust of World War II

His city bounced from one country’s control to another during World War II.  No matter who was in control…this young Jewish man feared for his…

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