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A History of Palm Springs

When the rails came through this stretch of dry wilderness, the only people living here were the Cahuilla Indians. What became of the train depot…

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The Phoenix Shot Tower

When the Phoenix Shot Tower was constructed in 1828, it was the tallest building in the nation.  It still stands today…and many residents of this…

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The Tallest Building In America (in 1828)

It was the tallest building in the country in 1828…a skyscraper of its day.  We’ll go there and take a look at what helped make…

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The Father of Arizona

On the north edge of Florence, AZ you’ll find a small outcropping once known as Primrose Hill.  Today there is a small pyramid of stones…

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A High School of Criminals

Most high school’s hope to turn out classes of top notch students.  This school consistently produces a new crop of criminals…but that’s all right with…

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Civil War Veterans’ Homes

The Civil War ended in 1865…but how long did the veterans of that war live?  There is some controversy over who was the last man…

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Care of Civil War Soldiers

Today veterans hospitals and retirement homes are common place, but in the years after the Civil War, grassroots efforts began to establish and fund the…

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A Crop Where You Shouldn’t Be 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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A Most Unusual Crop

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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The Best of the Best Tour

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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A Record-Setting Pilot

Most people have heard of Chuck Yeager, but most have not heard of his good friend Jackie…a pilot who set more aviation records that any…

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The King of Marriage

Tom Mix was known as the King of the Cowboys, starring in over 300 films from 1910 to 1935. He might also be the king…

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The King of the Cowboys: Tom Mix

He was king of the cowboys, a real-life ranch hand that won the hearts of the nation with his amazing feats on Tony the Wonder…

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When Life Throws You Lemons

When life throws you a lemon, you make lemonade.  Mark certainly has plenty of lemons…but he doesn’t have to make them into lemonade to compete. …

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A Citrus Packer

You’ve probably bought their fruit and not even realized it.  This is a family owned citurs packer that grows, packs, markets and ships around the…

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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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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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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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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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Fort Bridger

This fort serviced the Pony Express, the Oregon Trail, and was around so long it even slept travelers by car.  It’s a big history in…

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