Posted in Alaska American Countryside Best of

Headed North To Alaska

Jean Richardson’s mother had always dreamed of moving to Alaska and teaching school there. When she did move north, the opportunity she was given was…

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Posted in Alaska American Countryside Best of

An Iceberg Expert

If there is such a thing as a famous iceberg, it would probably be the chuck of ice that sunk the Titanic. If there is…

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Posted in Alaska American Countryside Best of

Alaska’s Famous Ice

Alaska has plenty to offer visitors when it comes to natural beauty. One of the most popular attractions for tourists is to board a ship…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of New Mexico

Fire In the Form of Vegetables

If you play with fire your liable to get burned.  But on Jim Lidle’s farm, fire is what they grow.  It’s fire in the form…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Vermont

The Little Giant

Abraham Lincoln led the country through the Civil War…but it was this man who defeated him for the senate just two years prior.  We’ll go…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Indiana

All Kinds of Currencies

One, five, ten, twenty? Those are the denominations of bills we normally see when paying for items. Now imagine that not only were there more…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Illinois

Part of Chicago’s Famous Park Landscape

This famous architect was hired to design one of Chicago’s famous park landscapes.  No sooner did he design it than park employees began mowing down…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Washington

The King of Smokejumpers

You might be a little crazy to jump out of an airplane and fight a fire.  So what does it mean if you’ve done it…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Washington

Smokejumpers

When a forest fire flames up in a remote area, it may be Dan Ryan’s crew that is called in to fight the blaze. This…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Washington

A Career of Jumping Out of Planes and Fighting Fires

Imagine a job that combines jumping out of airplanes and fighting fires.  Now imagine you want to make it your career.  We visit with one…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Ohio

Pastures Full of Danger

The Wright Brothers made their first flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.  However, it was the farmers around Dayton that helped them perfect the plane. …

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Ohio

Before First Flight

Although Kitty Hawk, North Carolina received most of the attention regarding the Wright Brothers first flight, it was this Ohio city were much of the…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Missouri

The Top Mounted Military Man in the Nation

Before their was a U.S. cavalry, this man was noted to be the top mounted military man in the nation.  His skills were so impressive…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Missouri

The Baby of the Boone Family

Most of us remember the frontiersman and explorer, Daniel Boone from our history books.  However, we may not be familiar with his children and their…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Missouri

When The Teeth Are The Main Attraction

Every dentist that has ever advised not to crush ice or hard candy with one’s teeth will not want to meet Steve Schmidt. His teeth…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Missouri

Stories of a Pioneer Girl Growing Up

It is hard to imagine it happened mostly by accident…eight books and a ten year television series all based on one young pioneer girl’s memories…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Missouri

Childhood Stories

She never set out to become a famous author…she was simply writing down some stories from her childhood.  But those memories became one of the…

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Pheasants In Arizona

Most people don’t go pheasant hunting in Phoenix, AZ.  But if you to come to Molly’s farm, you will perhaps see more pheasants than you’ve…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Missouri

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…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Missouri

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…

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