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Show-Me Energy

You may have heard of cellulosic ethanol production, but cellulosic plants can be used to provide a variety of products….. SharePrintEmail

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Jailhouse Families

When the Sheriff was away, the prisoners might play; that is, until the Sheriff’s wife got involved….. SharePrintEmail

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One Pitch

Carl Mays’ baseball statistics are comparable to many who are in the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. However, one pitch may keep him from…

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Baseball’s Carl Mays

There’s a good chance you’ve never heard of Carl Mays. He played on teams with Babe Ruth, had a 15 year major leaguer career, and…

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Brayan Pena

Bryan Pena has played catcher for the Atlanta Braves and the Kansas City Royals. However, his proudest accomplishment may be his route to American citizenship……..

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Leaving Cuba

Imagine growing up in a country where you were not allowed to leave its borders; a place where the stories you heard about the rest…

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Honoring the Veterans from Vietnam War

Imagine uprooting one of the most popular monuments in Washington, D.C. and taking it on tour all across the U.S. That is in a sense,…

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The Moving Vietnam Wall

Millions have visited the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, DC, but thousands more have been able to share a similar experience because of the Vietnam Moving…

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The Blue Owl Restaurant

The flood of 1993 almost washed away this restaurant, but the levy saved the building and provided the inspiration behind their best selling item….. SharePrintEmail

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The USS Missouri

On September 2nd, 1945 Japan officially surrendered, ending WW II. Douglas MacCarthur addressed the world that day at the event that took place aboard the…

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Preparing for a Japanese Surrender

If you saw a sailor with a broomstick strapped to his leg ascending and descending stairs aboard a ship, you’d certainly wonder why such a…

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Moving the Official End of World War II

September 2nd, 1945. The Japanese were ready to sign documents officially ending World War II. That event took place aboard the USS New Jersey–at least…

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An Iowa Class Battleship

For the next few days we’ll take a look at an event that took place 65 years ago this week–the formal surrender of Japan. The…

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The Story Behind Little House on the Prairie

It’s hard to imagine it happened by chance–8 books and a 10 year television series–all based on one young pioneer girl’s memories of growing up……..

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The Birthplace of Little House on the Prairie

She never set out to become a famous author; she was simply writing down some stories from her childhood. But those memories became one of…

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A 21st Century Soda Fountain with 1950s Prices

In 1950s America kids might have finished their school day with a trip by the drug store soda fountain where they could get a ice…

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A Drugstore for Ava

Today many cities of a few thousand people or more have pharmacies from one of a number of large national chain stores. Ava, Missouri has…

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A Collector of Pens and Pencils

Residents in Trenton, Missouri know that when they need a pen or pencil, there’s one man in town that can most certainly help them out……..

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The Battle of the Hemp Bales

The bullet holes still scar the inside and outside of this home–a place that was a hospital during a skirmish known as The Battle of…

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France’s Boxcar Gifts

Thousands of boxcars crisscross the country each day with a variety of cargo. But these boxcars were truly special, because of the cargo they hauled…

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