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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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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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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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An Early History of St. Louis

It’s one of the oldest and largest cities on the Mississippi River. Although some may have heard of names like Laclede and Chouteau, why did…

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Levee High Apple Pie

The flood of 1993 almost washed away this restaurant. The levee saved the building and provided the inspiration behind their best selling item. Now, they’re…

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Baking Cookies at the Blue Owl

1983 was the best of times and worst of times for Mary. She was going through a divorce, but it’s also the year she began…

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Menno Attema

Imagine growing up on a farm and then in your early twenties traveling on your own a half a world away to begin a new…

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Farming on Two Continents

As you know, AgriGold has been our sponsor of the American Countryside for the past few weeks, and I recently had a chance to meet…

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A Modern Day Perry Mason

Perry Mason was a star defense attorney on the silver screen, but we doubt he ever had to work with 3000 clients in one year….

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A Public Defender

Our law system guarantees everyone the right to a lawyer. Mike is the guy the court might appoint to help you…and that’s not a bad…

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A McCrea Family Christmas

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Governor Gravesites in Missouri

Down dirt and gravel roads, off the main highway on paths once well traveled, but now forgotten, you can find small country cemeteries. As families…

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Networking the Union with the Pony Express

Although the first riders of the Pony Express left from St. Joseph, Missouri, it could be argued that the headquarters of the operation was 50…

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Forming the Pony Express

They are three names etched in the history of western exploration and settlement: Russell, Majors and Waddell. Here’s one of their ancestors; a woman who…

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