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Jowler Creek Winery

Most crops in the Midwest are planted in the spring and harvested in the fall.  The farmer’s investment is mostly in that single year the…

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Growing Grapes

What led this beef and row crop farmer to begin growing grapes?  The answer is a good one, but it is probably not the first…

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Cape Girardeau: Discovery Playhouse

We’ve all been to museums, but have you ever been to one were you needed to put on a boot and raincoat?  It?s  a unique…

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Cape Girardeau: Riverfront Murals

Michelangelo had a very large canvass when he began work on the Sistine chapel.  Make a trip to this river town and you’ll find a…

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Cape Girardeau: Lazy L Safari Park

When you pull in the drive at the Lance farm, you might expect to see cattle or horses.  But a closer look reveals a variety…

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Cape Girardeau: Civil War History

Civil War engineers were simply running out of names, but that doesn’t mean the forts here were not important.  It’s a place where the Union…

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Cape Girardeau: Bollinger Mill

All this week, we’ll be in Cape Girardeau, Missouri–the place where the river turns a thousand tales.  We begin with one of the most photographed…

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The Battle of Boonville

As you may know, we do all of our stories from the actual location where they occur. While we did travel to this town, our…

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Your Own Railroad

Ever dream of owing your own railroad?  Well, now you have the next best thing–you can rent a railroad for you and your friends and…

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The Magic City

Today we welcome our listeners on 1230 KWIX in Moberly, MO.  To visit the radio station there, you’ll need to cross the busy railroad tracks….

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King City, Missouri’s BIG Pump

In over 15 years of traveling the countryside, we have yet to feature an attraction from my hometown, the place I went to school, the…

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Settling King City, Missouri

New York City as the Empire State building, Seattle the Space Needle and for many years, King City, Missouri had a tombstone.  It shows how…

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Living Past 100 Years Old

Helen Netherton may still be able to purchase long term care insurance, but at the age of 110, she’s still never spent a night in…

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Helen Netherton

Today we make history on our broadcasts. Out story is with the oldest person we have ever interviewed for the American Countryside. In fact, she…

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From Japan to the United States

As a Japanese teenager, Barbara was taught to defend herself from American soldiers arriving in her country. She ended up marrying one of them! But…

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World War II From the Other Side of the Globe

Probably all of us have heard stories about World War II. Perhaps we have friends or relatives who have shared first hand accounts. It’s rare,…

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Graham Cave

One of the first men to farm this plot of land used the nearby rocky overhang to shelter his herd of hogs.  Then he discovered…

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Crowley’s Ridge

Today we say hello to our listeners on KOTC in Kennett, MO.  Is it really true the Mississippi River once ran to the west of…

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Benjamin Crowley

Lots of rivers, towns and mountains are named after people who settled in a specific area.  This man never imagined an important ridge of land…

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Keeping the Old

The cliché says, out with the old, in with the new.  If Ramona had followed that advice, she might have lost her business.  Today we…

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