Hotel Rooms for $11 A Night

Connie Echols admits she was crazy when she purchased the business just down the street.  She had no idea what she’d gotten herself into.  That’s what happens when buy a 70 year old motel that rents rooms for $11 a night…

A Grand Mansion For the Family

In the days just ahead of the Civil War, one prominent young lady in New Madrid, Missouri built a grand mansion for her family.  Perhaps no one could imagine the turmoil she would see before that home was complete…

Grinding Teeth Over the Declaration of Independence

Thomas Jefferson helped write the Declaration of Independence…but he wasn’t happy with the final product.  Why was Jefferson grinding his teeth and not talking to his fellow delegates?

The Unplanned Writer of the Declaration of Independence

Thomas Jefferson took an important role in writing our Declaration of Independence, but most people don’t know he wasn’t even supposed to be in Philadelphia for the meeting that drafted the document…

The Mount Washington Auto Race

Imagine running the Daytona 500 on a mountain road with steep grades and no guardrails.  The cars may not be the same…but autos have been racing here since they day’s just after their invention…

Hairpin Turns and No Guardrails

It’s a mountain road with hairpin curves, no guardrails and an average grade of 12%.  That makes it one of the most popular and perhaps hair raising attractions in the northeast…

The Mountain Road

It was big news when this mountain road opened…not because it linked two cities, but rather because it linked tourists with one of the most scenic spots in the northeast…

Brice’s Crossroads

His cavalrymen fought like none other…and their maneuvers are still the topic of military studies today. That has many history buffs and even the general public stopping at a small site with a big story…

A Role of Feeding Americans

If you were dropped inside this building and had no idea what it was, it might take you awhile to figure out what business operated here.  That’s because this place looks at its role of feeding Americans in a unique and proactive way…

An Old Mattress Warehouse–Repurposed

What can you do with an old mattress warehouse?  Use it to feed thousands of people in twenty counties.  That’s what this organization is doing…

The Unique Village in the City

It was a village inside Arlington National Cemetery…a place where people found refuge during the Civil War.  This is the story of the unique city and the history behind those buried in this section of the grounds…

The Historic Spot at Arlington National Cemetery

Although most visitors to Arlington National Cemetery simply see the Tomb of the Unknowns and perhaps the JFK grave site…there are many interesting areas of these grounds…including what is perhaps the most historic spot…section 27

From Summer Job to Over 30 Year Career

Tom thought he was coming here simply to fill a summer job.  After more than 30 years later, he says it was a great role…  It’s a role that has him sharing history of a place we remember on Memorial Day…

Volunteers Helping Others in Tragedies

Today we see these volunteers helping others around the world after natural disasters and other tragedies.  It all began with one woman who left her job at the patent office…

One of the Most Recognized Organizations

Today it is one of the most recognized organizations helping those in need…and its story began with one women helping the soldiers of the Civil War…

The Little Jail

The need for maximum security prisons is an unfortunate reality of life.  On the other end of the spectrum is the jail in Gardner, Illinois.  Its residents were far from hardened criminals, yet the small place served its purpose well…and continues to attract folks yet today…

The Spruce Goose

This plane made but one flight – a trip that lasted about one mile just a few yards off of the surface.  Yet, it remains one of the most historic and most visited aircraft in the nation.  Perhaps that’s because it was the largest ever constructed…..

The Postville Courthouse

Americans regard him as one of their most beloved presidents…a man that pulled a nation together as civil war tore it apart.  When you look at the life and accomplishments of Abraham Lincoln, one should make a stop here…to a simple courthouse that may have laid the foundation for an American hero…

Inside the Earth Lodge

It this country…the U.S. Capitol is the place where laws are made…but 1000 years ago…it was perhaps this earth lodge where the most important decisions of the area where handed down.  We visit a remarkable piece of history uncovered by archeologists…

Unique Mounds and Lodges

Most of what we know about this group of people comes from the mounds they built all across the U.S.  In the state of Georgia though, some of these mounds and lodges are unique to the rest of the country and give us extra insight into life a millennium ago…