The Old Stagecoach Stop

It’s simply known as the “Old Stagecoach Stop.”  That title gives you an idea of what the building might have been used for, but stop by and you’ll find much, much more…

Recycling With Positive Change

We’ve all heard of recycling programs, but this one in a small town in southern Missouri has a bit of a twist.  Sure it kept items from going in a landfill, but in inspired a lot of positive changes…

A Different School Fundraiser

If you have kids or grandkids in school, you’ve probably been asked to buy something as part of a school fundraiser.  Such was the case at this school, but a teacher and some students stepped forward with a unique way to raise money, and help the community without asking for donations…

The Only Noel

At Christmas we may sing, “The First Noel.”  In the United States, this is the “Only Noel….”

A Place To See at Christmastime

It’s one of those places you love to see at Christmas.  The century old building with its magnificent architecture plays host to many holiday events and serve as the background of many a photo

The Denver Sleigh Works

Santa needs a sleigh to make deliveries around the world. This man makes sure he will never run out of transportation…

Mummy Bundles

Today’s show is about something called mummy bundles.  That term may give you scary visions of Halloween goblins, but it may be quite the opposite…

Mummies

When you think of mummies, you perhaps have pictures of Eqyptian mummies and the pyramids. But today’s program will take you far beyond what you probably know…

 

How the Squeaky Wheel Gets the Grease

It’s said the squeaky wheel gets the grease.  Russell’s problem was that he had plenty of squeaking wheels and none of them were getting any grease…

The Biggest Race of Its Kind

Imagine a race that might last over three days and in that time, you may not sleep at all, or very little, with the ground for a bed.  It may not sound that appealing, but it’s a race that draws plenty of participants for the biggest of its kind…

Days of Sprinting

Folks in Clinton, Missouri know there is quite a racer in their midst, a man who’s sprint was not measured in minutes or seconds, but rather in days…

The Top Mounted Military Man in the Nation

Before their was a U.S. cavalry, this man was noted to be the top mounted military man in the nation.  His skills were so impressive that the future president of the confederacy wrote of his keen ability to lead men on the high plains.  However, few have heard of him, mostly due to the huge shadow cast by his prominent father…

The Baby of the Boone Family

Most of us remember the frontiersman and explorer, Daniel Boone from our history books.  However, we may not be familiar with his children and their equally impressive contributions to building America.  The baby of the family was perhaps the most successful…

British Soldiers Residing in the US

Imagine a small U.S. farm town with British soldiers who had residences there.  No, we are not talking about the Revolutionary War, but rather World War I, and there was a very good reason why those Brits spent a lot of time in that place…

The Mule Capital of the World

It was once the mule capital of the world.  You can still find some mules there and if you go to the school, well, they are the mules too.  We dig into a story about those animals and exactly why they were so important here…

When The Teeth Are The Main Attraction

Every dentist that has ever advised not to crush ice or hard candy with one’s teeth will not want to meet Steve Schmidt. His teeth are the main attraction and what results from each of his shows is sure to make a dentist squirm–and perhaps you as well…

Mules in World War I

My grandfather was born in 1903 and remembered the nation’s fight to win World War I.  In fact, my grandfather was pretty angry when his father sold one of their best mules to be sent to Europe during the war…

A Coveted Tool to Defeat the Enemy

Even before the United States entered World War I, American farms were important in helping the allies win the conflict.  In particular, it was one type of livestock that became a coveted tool in the work to defeat the enemy…

Stories of a Pioneer Girl Growing Up

It is hard to imagine it happened mostly by accident…eight books and a ten year television series all based on one young pioneer girl’s memories of growing up.  The stories were written here, and people from around the world still come to visit…

Childhood Stories

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 the best known series of children’s books, a series still popular today…