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One of the Biggest Stars in Country Music

Today we visit with one of the biggest stars in country music – Kenny Chesney.  But it’s a story with a twist…and a story that…

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Making It Big Someday

Perhaps some of us have an dreams of making it big someday on stage.  That was the case for Todd, but unlike many people, he…

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Campaigning Against Another Player

Ty Cobb was a great baseball player, but he was also known as a guy who would bend and break the rules.  So it’s somewhat…

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A Baseball Career Not Recognized By Cooperstown

Carl Mays had a career worthy of the baseball hall of fame, however many in his hometown will tell you that he’s not in Cooperstown…

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A Gun Without Bullets

Some boys grow up hunting animals in the woods.  That was the case for Carl Mays, but he didn’t use a gun to hit his…

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The 1930’s Largest Lake in the World

In the 1930s it became the largest lake in the world…and interestingly, that record setter was nestled in the undeveloped forestland of the Midwest… SharePrintEmail

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Possibly the Only Expert in the World

If you have a valuable heirloom you’d like to sell, you might see an expert appraiser to assess its value. For this type of item,…

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Curator of A Unique Museum

You might not picture our founding fathers wearing broaches or other jewelry. However, this lady says it’s just one of the interesting pieces of history…

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An Odd Method of Tracking A Family History

Today many people like to trace their family tree.  Before the age of photos and computerized records, there was another way to keep track of…

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From the Field to the Press Box

His major league career spanned over 20 seasons and even included a stint in Japan.  He’s still a part of the game in a new…

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When Mom Negotiates Your Major League Contract

Today’s sports stars often have high powered agents who negotiate their contracts.  However, this first round draft pick simply turned to his mom for help…

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Dreams of Playing Professional Sports

Many young boys have dreams of playing pro sports.  This man had many sports from which to choose which left him with a tough choice…

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A Drug Store Soda Fountain Reopens

When this drug store soda fountain reopened, they began charging 1950s prices. What’s unusual is they’re still using prices from decades ago… SharePrintEmail

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Back from the Past

Once upon a time, just about every town had at least one drug store soda fountain. Today we head to such a place that vanished…

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A Quick-Draw Shootout

John Sellers says the key to winning an old-west shootout was not quickness, but accuracy.  And when you take into account how difficult it was…

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Gambling Over a Pocketwatch

In a movie “western” you might see two gunslingers fire their pistols at each other in the town square.  That’s exactly what happened here.  It…

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Deadly Tensions

When the Civil War ended, there were still many unsettled scores of course.  Towns along the border with North and South were especially prone to…

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People often come to the new community center in Marshall, Missouri for regional meetings on a variety of topics.  But what may go unnoticed is…

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In the 1920, this was the largest commercial pilots school in the world.  So large, other nation’s such as Chine sent their own air force…

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What Started As 75 Box Cars Led to This…

When Russell Nicholas came home from World War I, he wanted to begin his own business.  He ended up purchasing 75 box cars worth of…

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