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The Jesse Owens Story

He won four gold medals in track and field at the 1936 Olympics, a feat that would not be duplicated until 1984.  His name is…

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From Sharecropper to Legend

He was born into a family of sharecroppers in northern Alabama.  His time on this farm lasted until the age of nine, but people remembered…

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Tabloid Reporting Over a Century Ago

If the tabloids report it, is the story really true?  Over a century ago, many American believed this star had robbed a man to get…

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Shooting Apples Off Heads

Perhaps you’ve heard of someone shooting an apple off of someone’s head or hitting a cigarette in someone’s mouth.  It was real life for this…

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Amazing and Totally Unexpected Skills

Her skills were amazing and totally unexpected.  A young lady from the frontier was outshooting men of all ages and that fact had crowds flocking…

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Greenville, Ohio’s Most Popular Person

She is arguably the most famous person to grow up in Greenville, Ohio.  You’ve most likely heard of her and the skill that took her…

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A Meeting of Notables

The years was 1795 and on what was then the western frontier of the United States, a meeting of some of the most notable people…

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Fort Greenville

It was one the largest forts of its day, yet a place hard to find a trace of today.  The events are still remembered though……

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Westward Expansion and an Inevitable Confrontation

It is a story of westward expansion and the inevitable confrontation of those heading west and those already on the land.  The story is one…

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Pastures Full of Danger

The Wright Brothers made their first flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.  However, it was the farmers around Dayton that helped them perfect the plane. …

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Before First Flight

Although Kitty Hawk, North Carolina received most of the attention regarding the Wright Brothers first flight, it was this Ohio city were much of the…

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A Role of Feeding Americans

If you were dropped inside this building and had no idea what it was, it might take you awhile to figure out what business operated…

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An Old Mattress Warehouse–Repurposed

What can you do with an old mattress warehouse?  Use it to feed thousands of people in twenty counties.  That’s what this organization is doing……

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The Underground Railroad

You can go to many spots around the country and see homes, barns and businesses that served as stops on the underground railroad.  What most…

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One of the Most Famous Railroads

It is one of the most famous railroads in this country’s history…yet it ran without a published schedule.  For some it was a source of…

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Hanging on to the “Bitter End”

If you told Columbus’ crew to hang on to the “bitter end,” they probably would not take you up on that offer.  That’s because the…

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Columbus Day, Today

We’ve all learned that Columbus sailed the ocean blue in 14 hundred and 92.  We know he had three ships, the largest of which was…

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Five Places to Find Columbus in the New World Today

In Fourteen Hundred and Ninety Two, Columbus sailed the Ocean Blue. And ever since, people have been building monuments to him. In fact, one Internet…

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More Important than Kitty Hawk?

The Wright Brothers first took flight in 1903 and that plane is in the Smithsonian. But the brothers said there was a much more important…

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The Packard Museum

Name your favorite brand of car and you can probably find a dealership within a reasonable distance of your home. But if you favorite car…

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