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The Story of Louie L’amour

If you’re like me, you probably heard many fascinating tales from your grandparents when you were a kid.  Their stories of living history were something…

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Limpy Jack

Today’s feature is about a man named Limpy Jack.  With a name like that, I suppose we already have you hooked.  This is the story…

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History in Jamestown, North Dakota

Many forts on the high plains came and went as needs for protection passed.  One such fort can be found in Jamestown, North Dakota and…

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The Jamestown Courthouse

In Jamestown, North Dakota you will find a grand old courthouse that was an important part of the statehood process.  The fact his courthouse is…

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How Bismarck Became Capital of North Dakota

How did Bismarck become the capital of North Dakota?  Someone made sure the committee making the decision didn’t get to see the other town vying…

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A Lifetime Opportunity

It was quite an opportunity – manage a farm for two decades and then be given nearly 10,000 acres of land in return.  That was…

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Bonanza Farms

They were some of the largest farms on the continent.  Called bonanza farms, they stretched for thousand of acres and employed hundreds to till the…

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Talking About Someone Famous For a Living

Did you ever meet someone famous and then tell everyone about your encounter?  That’s in a sense what Jack does for a living.  But it’s…

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Making It on the Screen

How to you become a well known actor in Hollywood?  Well, that’s what Jack had to figure out, but it was his dream to head…

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The Big Break

Sometime you just need a break, a stroke of luck, the ball to bounce your way.  Jack Stahlman got it.  He just happened to run…

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A Premiere Zoo in Rural America

We’ve probably all been to the zoo sometime in our lives.  It usually requires a drive to a large city to see it.  Not so…

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A Big Fish Story

We’ve all heard of fish stories – maybe you’ve even told one.  But today I will tell you the biggest fish story of them all,…

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A Trading Network on the Northern Plains

It was the site of a vast trading network on the northern plains.  It’s history spanned forty years and today, this fort has been reconstructed…

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The Knife River Indian Village

Two centuries ago, these villages contained more people than the city of St. Louis…yet only a handful of Europeans and Americans had ever seen them……

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Sacagawea

She is probably the most well known Native American woman in our country’s history…a lady vital to the success of an incredible journey two centuries…

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An Aviation Pioneer

Carl Ben Eielson hailed from Hatton, North Dakota.  He was a pioneer in aviation and helped open the vast Alaskan territory to air travel.  It…

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The Hero from Hatton

Today we say hello to our listeners on 600 KSJB covering eastern and central North Dakota.  Folks there know of a hero who hailed from…

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Scenic Route 14: The North Dakota Boy and the Top of the World

Carl Ben Eielson grew up in North Dakota, but his aviation career took him much further north than that. The latest edition of The Scenic…

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Beyond Bismarck: Five Fun Visits in North Dakota

Some may think North Dakota has few places to explore. I have found quite the opposite. While cities such as Fargo, Grand Forks and Bismarck…

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The Aviation of Carl Ben Eielson

If you live in the states of North Dakota or Alaska and you quite likely have heard of Carl Ben Eielson.  His aviation firsts in…

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