Posted in American Countryside Best of Washington, DC

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…

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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…

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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…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Utah

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…

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Posted in Agriculture American Countryside Best of Kansas

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…

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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….

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Georgia

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…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Indiana

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…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Indiana

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…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Virginia

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…

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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…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Illinois

The Historic Chicago Fire

Bells rang the warning.  Prison cells were opened to allow inmates to save their own lives ahead of the coming disaster.  No one had see…

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A Fast Moving Fire

It was a fast moving fire. In fact, it was moving so quickly that people could not find aware to avoid it.  Some thought the…

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The Most Famous Cow in History

No doubt, she is one of the most famous cows in history…but is she really to blame for the problems she caused?  This is the…

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Sheep with a Right of Way

Today the number of snow skiers to this valley outnumbers the sheep that graze the summer mountainsides.  However, the sheep still get the right of…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Idaho

Silver Ran Out and Sheep Moved In

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…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Montana

The Story Behind Custer’s Last Stand

You’ve probably heard of Custer’s last stand at the Little Bighorn, but do you know the real story of what happened there?  We’ll uncover some…

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General Custer

You probably know his name because of his famous last stand.  But before that battle in today’s state of Montana, there was much more to…

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Permission to Get Married

For an enlisted man at Fort Hays, it wasn’t enough to win a woman’s heart and ask her hand in marriage.  You needed the permission…

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Reasons for Enlisting

The army certainly needs strong, upstanding young men and women to fill its ranks…but in the late 19th century, the reasons folks enlisted may have…

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