Posted in American Countryside Missouri

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…

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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…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Missouri

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Hotel Rooms for $11 A Night

Connie Echols admits she was crazy when she purchased the business just down the street.  She had no idea what she’d gotten herself into.  That’s…

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A Grand Mansion For the Family

In the days just ahead of the Civil War, one prominent young lady in New Madrid, Missouri built a grand mansion for her family.  Perhaps…

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Going to Where the Need Is

For Rich Casebolt it’s always been about going to where the need is, not waiting for the need to come to you… SharePrintEmail

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Posted in American Countryside Kansas City Missouri

Coffee That Helps Fill a Need

A lot of people enjoy a good cup of coffee every morning, but here it was hard to find such a thing.  This shop opened…

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An Unbelievable Story

It’s a story that will probably make you mad, make you laugh and shake your head AND a story you’ll probably pass along to someone…

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Prison Warden: Balancing Act

It’s a job that can be a real balancing act.  A place where you have to manage the best and worst of people and somehow…

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The Path of a Heavyweight Champion

When this man became heavy weight champion of the world, one of the first men he thanked was a prison boxing coach.  It’s the tale…

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The Largest Prison in the Nation

It was once the largest prison in the nation and quite possibly the world.  A place housing criminals from a huge swath of the US……

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Three Decades in a Supermax Prison

This week we focus on a man who spent over three decades of his life in a SuperMax state prison… SharePrintEmail

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Posted in American Countryside Missouri Saint Joseph

Preparing for a Crowd of Thousands

St. Joseph, Missouri is a town of about 75,000 people.  However, this August, there are estimates that up to a half million people may jam…

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Posted in American Countryside Missouri Saint Joseph

Star-Gazing In the Afternoon

God willing, I know where I will be at 1PM on August 21st.  I’ll be outside our home looking at the stars in the sky. …

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Elusive Trips Around the World

Some people will travel the nation and world to hear or see their favorite band or team.  Jackie has made similar trips, but her journeys…

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A Once-In-A-Lifetime Event

The last time this event took place in the continental United States was 1979.  Now, thirty-eight years later, it’s back and many people will make…

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