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Raising the Civil War Death Toll

In recent years, the casualty estimates from the Civil War have been raised. Joe Houts says there’s a good reason for it, and his great-great grandfather’s…

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Medicine in the Civil War

Most of us would do good just to know the name of our great, great grandfather. Joe Houts not only knows his name, but could write…

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History’s First House Flipper?

Imagine building a grand, castle-like home for your wife, only to have her grow tired of it just a few years after moving in. No…

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The St. Joe Seven: Great Experiences In One of the Midwest’s Most Historic Towns

All this week, The American Countryside is in St. Joseph, Missouri. I’ve been around St. Joe for most of my life and here are seven…

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Video: St. Joe’s Early Entrepreneur

The latest American Countryside video features St. Joseph, Missouri, and one of its early entrepreneurs. William Wyeth helped outfit settlers as they headed west from…

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St. Joseph’s Early Entrepreneur

Today we begin a series from St. Joseph, MO…the city many know as the place the Pony Express began and Jesse James ended. When the…

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Jowler Creek Winery

Most crops in the Midwest are planted in the spring and harvested in the fall.  The farmer’s investment is mostly in that single year the…

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Growing Grapes

What led this beef and row crop farmer to begin growing grapes?  The answer is a good one, but it is probably not the first…

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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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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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Visit Saint Joseph, Missouri: The Pony Express Museum & Stables

All this week we are in St. Joseph, MO and today’s stop is perhaps the place for which the city is best known. Remember you…

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Visit Saint Joseph, MO: A Parkway System

Many cities have parks and parkways…but few can boast the system found here. It’s a historic jewel that residents here have enjoyed for over a…

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Visit Saint Joseph, Missouri: Civil War Fort

No battles were fought here…but that didn’t keep the fort from accidentally firing on its own residents. All of this week we are in St….

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Visit Saint Joseph, Missouri: The Remington Nature Center

We’re back in St. Joesph, MO this year for a week of broadcasts brought to you by stjomo.com. We also say hello to our long…

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Visit Saint Joseph, Missouri: Home of the Pony Express

Next year is the 150th anniversary of the first riders and U.S. mail to leave St. Joseph, MO on the Pony Express. This week we…

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