Dinosaur National Monument

Perhaps we’ve seen a dinosaur skeleton on display at a museum.  This stretch of land in eastern Utah might well be the closest thing to seeing such a exhibit in real life.  It’s called Dinosaur National Monument…

Pinpointing the Location of Bones

We’ve all lost something and then spent lots of time looking where we placed it.  You could say that was somewhat the case for this National Monument.  An archaeologist knew the bones were here…it just took a long time to figure out exactly where they were…

A Cattleman’s Scheme

Criminals may do just about anything to get their hands on what they want.  But in western Kansas in 1879, one cattleman was duped by a scheme far different that anything anyone has ever seen–before or since…

One of the Youngest to Sign the Declaration of Independence

He was one of the youngest men to the sign the Declaration of Independence.  He was also the first to die from natural causes after the new nation was born…

A Man Named Thomas Stone

When you think of the men behind the Declaration of Indpendence you don’t think of people like Thomas Stone.  However, one could argue it is men like Stone who made up the majority of the 56 men to sign the document…

The Rock Café

It’s not the Hard Rock Café…and frankly…that is just fine with about everyone that stops here.  It’s been called the Rock Café since it was built in the depression…rock, not because of the music, but because of the material used to build it…

A Man Named Squanto

His name is one from our history books, but perhaps we have forgotten just how important his role was in saving the lives of the Pilgrims.  We know him as Squanto, a native American that made six trips across the Atlantic in his lifetime and a man who those first settlers said was sent from God to guide them into growing the food to sustain their colony…

A New Crop for a New Home

Some regions of the country are better suited for specific crops.  That was the case for the Pilgrims who established Plymouth Colony.  They brought lots of seeds with them, but it was a crop that was new to them, that was actually best suited for their new home…

Survival of the Pilgrims

In 1620, the men and women we call the “Pilgrims” landed near Cape Cod, and eventually established Plymouth Colony.  As we near Thanksgiving, we take a look at the fact and fiction about the story of their survival in a new land…

Covering the Presidents

When Tom Hoy was a newspaper man in Washington D.C. he had the thrill of covering two of the most influential men of the twentieth century…Presidents Kennedy and Johnson.  He sat down with us and recounted some of those memorable stories…

Pictures of the Famous

His pictures have appeared in newspapers and books from coast to coast and around the world…and even though you may have never heard of his name, you have certainly heard of the people who’s lives he covered…

Behind the Scenes with Tom Hoy

When you sit down with Tom Hoy you will get a behind the scenes look at some of the biggest events of the 1950s and 60s.  So how did he get access to some world changing moments?

The Capitol of Deseret

If you know your fifty states and their capitals…you of course remember that Fillmore is the capital of Deseret…at least that was the way it was supposed to be…

Jumping Off the Train

Imagine a train chugging south out of Kansas with people jumping from the cars all along its route.  This is the reason they jumped and mass chaos took place that September day…

The Cherokee Strip

It’s called the Cherokee Strip…a stretch of land in north central Oklahoma originally given to the Cherokee and later opened to settlement by the U.S. government…

Fort Fredrica

When European nations sailed to America, each began to lay claim to new lands.  Many built forts to protect their new empire.  Today many of those sites are ruins at best…but here on the coast of Georgia…you can still see where one superpower changed the course of history when it defeated its rival…

Representing Some of the Biggest Stars on the Screen

Their names are often not known to the world, however the people they represent are some of the biggest stars on screen.  Today we go behind the scenes for a dangerous yet thrilling line of work…

A Gold Medal Winner

She is a gold medal winner – and that’s quite an accomplishment no matter the sport.  However, while you may not know her name, there’s a chance you’ve seen her and just didn’t know it…

A Museum of Slave History

It is called the Freedom House.  This free museum is housed in what used to be the headquarters of one of the largest slave trading companies in the U.S.  The stories you’ll find here are of tragedy and triumph…

The Freedom House Museum

I always enjoy the chance to explore Alexandria, Virginia.  It’s a historic city and I  recently happened upon a museum that’s unfortunately a bit of a secret…a place I recommend all to visit…and the price is free