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40 and 8 Boxcars

The term 40 & 8 doesn’t mean much to most Americans–unless you happened to serve in France during one of the World Wars. But the…

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A Car and An Apartment in Joplin, Missouri

An automaker is usually happy when a customer writes a note to tell them how much they enjoy their car. Henry Ford was pleased with…

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Strangers In An Apartment

Phil McClendon is quick to tell you that he is not trying to glorify a life of crime. Rather, the apartment he owns is a…

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A Peculiar Town

Not all of us can live in a normal place. While most of the nation resides in cities that are not that far from average,…

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Working Through College

It can be difficult to earn the money needed to get a college education. Raymond Hagan graduated high school in 1935 and wanted to go…

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Doing What It Takes to Get a High School Diploma

Today we take things like a high school education for granted. If you want a diploma, you usually have access to a school where you…

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A Shrine Honoring Mothers

When this church ran out of room for its congregation, it just moved its service outdoors. In the process, they created a place that honors…

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Civil War Veterans Home

The Civil War ended in 1865, but how long did the veterans of that war live? There is some controversy over who was the last…

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Confederate Memorial Home

Today veteran’s hospitals and retirement homes are common place, but in the years after the Civil War, grassroots efforts began to establish and fund the…

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Mark Twain

Little remains of the town of Florida, Missouri–or depending on how you view history–a lot remains of Florida, Missouri. While the town is gone, it…

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A Cattle Drive in the Grand Hall of Union Station

If you’ve been around cattle for much of your life, you know there are times when one head in the bunch just doesn’t seem to…

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The Union Station Massacre

Some say this event was the spark that created today’s FBI. It was a crime that made national headlines and still leaves a literal mark…

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Union Station

Grand Central Station is the largest train station in the country when measured by the actual size of the building. Who is second? The location…

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Posted in American Countryside Civil War Missouri Podcast Saint Joseph

A Pony Express Sesquicentennial

Horses are racing through the streets of St. Joseph, MO this weekend much like they did 150 years ago. It’s a venture that lasted just…

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A CIA Agent During the Cold War

Imagine a having a career that you could tell no one about. For much of his life, Tony lived in constant suspicion of many of…

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Behind Enemy Lines as a CIA Agent

Today we say hello to our listeners on KDRO in Sedalia, MO. We caught up with Tony Gallagher in your hometown and his story of…

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A Look at the Life of Tony Gallagher

Tony’s father wanted him to become a priest and that led Tony to become…? Well, we’ll give you many guesses, but you probably won’t figure…

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Posted in American Countryside Missouri Podcast World War II

France’s Gift of the 40 and 8 Boxcars

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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The 40 and 8 Boxcar

The term 40 & 8 doesn’t mean much to most Americans–unless you happened to serve in France during one of the World Wars. But the…

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Western Expansion

Daniel Boone is one of the most famous American frontiersmen. But when he crossed the Mississippi River, he went to work for a country other…

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