Pop’s Plac

The next time you think about getting a soft drink, think about reaching for a bacon-flavored soda or even a key lime pie pop.  It sounds odd but those are real options here…

700 Unique Choices of Soda

Just about every convenience store sells soft drinks and you can usually find a selection to fit just about anyone.  However, a trip to this store is far different, because all of the pop comes in bottles and you’ve got over 700 unique choices from which to select

A Modern Convenience Store on Route 66

Most people travel Old Route 66 for the nostalgia.  So on the surface, this convenience store might not seem to fit in, because it was built well after the heyday of the Mother Road.  However, it’s a place that draws many locals and tourists alike.

A Meal in Meers

Just northwest of Lawton…in the Wichita Mountains of Okalahoma, you will find a town named Meers.  Its one business is a restaurant that has people coming back time and time again…

Meers Store & Restaurant

If you can find your way to Meers, Oklahoma you won’t have a problem spotting the restaurant…it’s just about the only thing there…but it’s mighty good eating…

Reviving the Longhorn

Like the buffalo that roamed the great plains,Cheap Jerseys from china longhorn cattle are an icon of the old west.  But by the early 20th century most of the herd had vanished.  So how did the Longhorn survive?

Oklahoma Oil

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The price of oil is a figure many Americans closely follow. Now imagine a time when the price dipped so low the top producer cut drilling to help spike the price. It all happened inside our nation’s borders and its today’s American Countryside

Striking Oil at the Governor’s Mansion

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If you struck oil underneath your home, well you might just move in order to strike it rich. But what happens when you strike oil next to the home of the governor.

A Hangar to Park a Plane

FJM-HV-Hawaii2014When Frank bought a plane he needed a hangar in which to park it. Soon the plane wasn’t the only thing in the building. In fact, visitors still come here to see that plane an much, much more…

The Phillips Home

FJM-HV-Hawaii2014The president of this oil company was looking for a place to entertain business leaders from the east coast and around the world. He settled on a ranch in northeastern Oklahoma. This is the story of the ranch where million dollar deals are still done…

The US Marshals Museum

Who makes sure that the scientists of Antarctica are accountable to the law?  It may sound like a strange question, but the answer will be told here, in Ft. Smith, Arkansas.  The two places share an important link…..

The Critical Role of the US Marshals

They are the longest tenured federal law enforcement group in the United States.  Their important work has played a critical role in U.S. history, however their contributions are often behind the scenes.  This city hope to shed more light on those who have preserved law and justice in the land…..

From Norway to Oklahoma

It’s a long way from Norway to Oklahoma.  That’s precisely why this story seems so hard to believe.  However, could it be true that ancient Vikings sailed all the way to the Midwest and left notes for us to find centuries later?  That could very well be the case…..

A Different Story

You can find ancient carvings of Native Americans in many parts of the country.  So when early settlers happened upon these writings in Oklahoma, they figured they were from tribes that once lived here.  However, the natives told a far different story.  Not only did they not know what the writings meant, they said they weren’t made by any tribe…..

Vikings in Oklahoma

If you want to learn the story of ancient Vikings you would of course travel to Scandinavia…or Oklahoma of course.  Why Oklahoma?  There’s plenty of evidence to suggest that Vikings were living and trading here long before other European explorers ventured here…..

The World’s Tallest

It is one of the highest points in the world and it isn’t out of reach for any climber, no matter their level of experience.  In fact, I recently enjoyed my trip there…as well as eating lunch at the local pizza place in full view of the magnificent peak…..

A Hotel on the Frontier

Imagine a six story hotel in a place some would consider the frontier border of Oklahoma and Arkansas.  That was the plan and there was definitely a need.  The place did get built and it remains today…..

A Place Called Poteau

Most folks aren’t quite sure how to pronounce the name of this town.   The name looks like it belongs to the country of France, but why would such a place be located in Oklahoma?  Dig a little deeper and an interesting story from a few centuries ago begins to unfold…..

The Oklahoma Land Rush

Imagine a train chugging south out of Kansas with people jumping from the cars all along its route. The reason they jumped and mass chaos took place that September day is this edition of The American Countryside…

Getting to FFA Contest

An FFA advisor was driving his students to a competition when the bus broke down with twenty eight students and the teacher stranded on the roadside. What happened next worked well in the 1940s, but today it would probably land you in trouble…