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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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Posted in American Countryside Best of California

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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Posted in American Countryside Best of Missouri

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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Posted in American Countryside Best of Kansas

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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New Ownership of a Fort

You usually don’t think of a fort coming under new ownership.  But that’s what happened to this site that bears the name of a frontier…

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One of the Best Known Mountain Men of the 1800s

He was one of the best known mountain men of the early 19th century.  A man who was skilled in the fur trade and later…

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Remembering Fred Mares

Image a man who speaks over ten languages, can play multiple musical instruments and serenade customers with his wonderful voice.  Today we remember the life…

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Best of 2018: The Hartsdale Pet Cemetary

Ed Martin Jr. has helped bury dogs, cats, birds, guinea pigs and he’s even heard of a lion cub on the grounds.  It’s just part…

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Best of 2018: Dan Meers

Dan Meers has nearly a dozen suits he wears to work.  The odd thing is, all the suites are alike.  It’s an odd suit for…

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Best of 2018: Wall Drug

What’s the first thing a father teaches his son about being a good businessman?  How to make donuts of course!  It’s one of the most…

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Best of 2018: Todd Syrup Farm

Lots of people enjoy pure maple syrup.  But if you ask this farmer what he thinks of it, well you’ll quickly find that he doesn’t…

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