Posted in American Countryside Best of Presidents

President’s Week: The Most Famous First Lady

He was one of our most important presidents…yet the first lady may just be better known than her husband.  The story of that famous president’s…

Continue Reading...
Posted in American Countryside Best of Presidents

President’s Week: Thomas Brand

Thomas Jefferson is known to have composed much of the Declaration of Independence…but he wasn’t happy with the final product.  We’ll discuss what made Jefferson…

Continue Reading...
Posted in American Countryside Best of Presidents

President’s Week: Between Washington & Jefferson

His presidency was sandwiched between presidential greats George Washington and Thomas Jefferson…and unfortunately, much of his work in helping form this nation has been lost…

Continue Reading...
Posted in American Countryside Best of Presidents

President’s Week: Washington’s Birthplace

George Washington’s birth date was always clear…February 22, 1732.  The location of his birth though was difficult to pinpoint.  It’s still a mystery to most…

Continue Reading...
Posted in American Countryside Best of Nevada

A Valentine’s Wedding Record

My grandparents were married on Valentine’s Day and they celebrated 76 wedding anniversaries.  But today, we honor a Valentine’s wedding record measured not in the…

Continue Reading...
Posted in American Countryside Best of Nevada

More Weddings Than Anywhere in the Nation

This county performs more weddings than any other in the nation.  You probably have a good idea where that county might be located, but do…

Continue Reading...
Posted in American Countryside Best of

Writing the Declaration of Independence

You’ve probably not heard of Timothy Matlack, but you’ve certainly heard about the words he wrote.  We’ll tell you why this man’s penmanship caused him…

Continue Reading...
Posted in American Countryside Best of

Beautiful Works of Restoration

To say Joe Newell restores pool tables is like saying Michelangelo was just a painter. The work Joe does is a masterpiece itself, taking them…

Continue Reading...
Posted in American Countryside Best of

A Method to Your Work

If you do something the same way day after day, you might be said to have a method to your work. The method these brothers…

Continue Reading...
Posted in American Countryside Best of

Encountering Trying Times

On the southeast coast of Georgia you can find the place were these brothers encountered one of their most trying times. However those challenges helped…

Continue Reading...
Posted in American Countryside Best of

Best of 2013: Big Bud

Deere, Case, Oliver, Ford and Allis-Chalmers…they are but a few of …..many companies that have built tractors. The largest tractor ever built belongs to a…

Continue Reading...
Posted in American Countryside Best of

Best of 2013: Inside the Presidential Limo

You may have heard people say that President Kennedy would have never been assassinated in Dallas if he ordered the bubbletop to remain on his…

Continue Reading...
Posted in American Countryside Best of

Best of 2013: A Viking Ship

On the surface it seemed to be a ludicrous project.  A man with no experience building boats, was going to cut his own trees, build…

Continue Reading...
Posted in American Countryside Best of Puerto Rico

Best of 2013: Arecibo Observatory

On occasion you may here a story about an asteroid making a close pass to our planet. So who tells you whether it will be…

Continue Reading...
Posted in American Countryside Best of Utah

The Best of 2013: Antelope Island

Every fall there is a round-up of the herd here just outside of Salt Lake City, Utah.  You can even bring a horse, or rent…

Continue Reading...
Posted in American Countryside Best of Missouri

The Only Noel

At Christmas we may sing, “The First Noel.”  In the United States, this is the “Only Noel.”  Confused?  Join me on a trip to Christmas…

Continue Reading...
Posted in American Countryside Best of New York

Twas the Night Before Christmas

We know the words of “’twas the night before Christmas;” words that helped solidify the image of Santa over 200 years ago. Here’s the the…

Continue Reading...
Posted in American Countryside Best of

Keeping Ahead of the Beverage of the Day

Before there was a Got Milk slogan…some dairymen used an amendment to the constitution to help keep their product ahead of a more evil beverage…

Continue Reading...
Posted in American Countryside Best of

The Prohibition Party

You may have thought this political party died when alcohol became legal again back in the 1930s.  You’ll be intrigued by the history of the…

Continue Reading...
Posted in American Countryside Best of

One of The Largest Sheep Export Cities in the World

When the silver ran out, the sheep moved in–thousands of them, in fact. This place became one of the largest sheep exporting cities in the…

Continue Reading...