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Trying to Stay a Step Ahead of the Union Troops

He was the president of the confederacy and in the Spring of 1865, he and members of his cabinet were trying to stay a step…

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A Peaceful Part of the Middle East

The country of Jordan is bordered by Syria on the north and Iraq on the east.  Despite the unrest in those countries, Jordan has remained…

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In The Outback of Austalia

Today we head back to the outback for a fascinating look at central Australia.  It’s a place where the views go on forever and the…

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The Historic Surrender Table

There are several portraits that show the surrender of General Lee to General Grant at Appomattox.  Those scenes usually display a small table on which…

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Managing the Biggest Telescope in the World

Today we say hello to our listeners in the Archbold, Ohio area.  One of their farm kids grew up to manage, not the biggest farm,…

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Just What Is a Close Call With an Asteroid?

IMG_0014On occasion you may here a story about an asteroid making a close pass to our planet.  So who tells you whether it will be a “close call” or a direct hit?  And how far in advance could they tell you the answer?  Today we visit with a man who can provide many of those answers…..

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Farming Next to the Ocean

The scenery that surrounds this place looks anything but Midwestern.  Yet, it’s the work that is done here that impacts the Midwestern U.S. every year….

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President’s Week 2013: Teddy Roosevelt

He is one of four faces on Mt. Rushmore…but what you may not know is exactly how he became president.  It all happened during a…

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President’s Week 2013: Grover Cleveland

James Buchanan was the only U.S. president to never marry, but this president was also a bachelor when he arrived at the White House.  The…

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President’s Week 2013: Ulysses Grant

Presidential birthplaces are visited by many tourists each year.  But no home may have quite the story as this small place.  You could call it…

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President’s Week 2013: Thomas Jefferson

His face is one of four carved into Mt. Rushmore…but few know the story of how this well known president changed the face of agriculture. …

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Mastodon State Historic Site

Imagine you found the bones of an animal and had little idea exactly what you had found.  Now imagine making up a fanciful tale about…

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Jay Eudy’s Pedal Tractors

Lots of kids love riding a pedal tractor and these days there are plenty of colors, sizes and models to fit the needs of any…

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Looking For Someone to Paint Tractors

It all began with some local implement dealers who needed a young man who could paint tractors.  When they asked the local ag teacher about…

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The Role of Lincoln’s Parents

We may remember that President Abraham Lincoln’s birthday is February 12th.  But we often forget the important role of his parents long after his birth….

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Abraham Lincoln’s Step Mother

Abraham Lincoln lost his mother to a sudden illness when he was just nine years old.  Within a year his father remarried and young Abraham…

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The History of Cereal

Grocery stores devote plenty of shelf space to cereals, but the historic route those breakfast foods took to get there may just surprise you….. SharePrintEmail

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The First Nationally Televised State Funeral

In November of 1961, this small town in north Texas was overwhelmed with people coming to pay their respects to a man who had led…

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The Power of Speaker of the House

Many governors, senators and representatives may aspire to one day become president of the United States.  However, this man believed the real power was leading…

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Sam Rayburn

In Bonham, Texas you can find the boyhood home of Sam Rayburn.  The small town is also host to the politician’s library and museum.  It’s…

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