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The 1904 World’s Fair

Some say this event was the beginning of the ice cream cone and iced tea.  Those facts may be debated, but there’s no doubt it…

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The Unusual Marathon of 1904

It was a race like none other.  The Olympic marathon of 1904 featured a runner who hoped a ride, two runners without shoes and a…

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The Unusual Olympics of 1904

You would think hosting the World’s Fair would have been a large enough event to keep a city busy.  But then they decided to host…

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The 1904 World’s Fair

Today, St. Louis’ Forrest Park is home to several museums and plenty of green space.  Roll back the clock over a century and you would…

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Para Olympic Basketball

As we all know, you have to be at the top of your sport to compete in the Olympics.  John Gilbert is a high school…

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John Gilbert, Olympian

Perhaps we remember some of the things our mom said or did that inspired us to do good or work hard.  For John Gilbert, it…

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Rolling over a Challenge

What happened to John Gilbert at the age of nine Cheap Jerseys free shipping would be devastating to most.  The physical challenge dealt to him…

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Battlefield Immortality

Jacob Thomson is in one sense…immortal. http://www.washingtonredskinsgear.com It may appear that he has met his demise…but soon he will come back to life again.  It’s all…

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A Battlefield “Know-It-All”

Jacob has the best of both worlds. wholesale nfl jerseys from china Hindsight is 20/20 and he can predict the future.  So you’d think he’d have…

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Fighting the Greatest Battles

Today’s guest has not spent time fighting in Iraq or Afghanistan, yet he has fought some of the most important military battles in this nation’s…

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Missouri Star Quilt

It’s a nice sunny day in Hamilton, Missouri, with a population of not even 2000, but unlike a lot of small cities, you may have…

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Small Town – Big Quilt

What kind of businesses help bring small towns to life?  Today’s example may surprise you, but it has folks from literally around the world coming…

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Retrieving a Boot – In Front of 80,000

Imagine you could run so fast that you lost your boots!  That’s what happened here.  This is the lady who had to go get that…

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Helping Train a Well-known Horse

There are many teenagers that like to ride horses, but few get the chance to train a horse that’s seen by over 80,000 people at…

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The Walter Kronkite Memorial

How fast do you speak?  You’ve probably never thought about it, but this man knew the exact pace he needed to become one of the…

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The Most Trusted Man in America

He was known as “the most trusted man in America.”  That’s a big title to live up to, but one this newsman filled for several…

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A Heroic War Correspondent

This man made a name for himself as a war correspondent.  In fact, he even flew into the front lines on a glider just to…

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HardWork U

Today we hear a lot about the rising costs of higher education.  While that may be true, students here have found that some hardwork on…

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Tuition is “Free” But Hardwork is Required

I recently visited a college campus unique from many others.  It’s a place where students work on campus to pay for their education.  A place…

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The Ralph Foster Museum

What is the most famous truck in the nation?  There are a variety of answers, but no doubt this old time ride is still in…

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