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President’s Week 2017: Calvin Coolidge

It all happened in the middle of the night.  The citizens of the United States went to bed on August 2nd, 1923 with Warren Harding…

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President’s Week 2017: Herbert Hoover

It’s Presidents Week on the and today’s feature focuses on a graduate of Stanford who used his engineering degree to travel the world… SharePrintEmail

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President’s Week 2017: Woodrow Wilson

He was the son of a Presbyterian minister who went on to teach school and lead the nation during a time of world conflict… SharePrintEmail

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President’s Week 2017: Theodore Roosevelt

To date, no U.S. president has been born in North Dakota…but this commander-in-chief’s experiences there may be the reason he achieved the office… SharePrintEmail

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President’s Week 2017: William McKinley

Some history students will remember the slogan “Remember the Maine”, a war cry that sent the U.S. into battle against Spain.  It was this president…

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The Man Who Was President For a Day

President Trump was recently sworn in as this nation’s 45th president.  Or was he?  That question is not a debate about the new president, but…

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David Rice Atchison

His name is David Rice Atchison.  If you know the name, you probably know his unique and sometimes debated place in history.  But there’s much…

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President Lincoln at the Gettysburg Depot

There was a mix of emotions when President Lincoln stepped onto the platform at this Gettysburg, Pennsylvania railroad depot.  There were feelings of sadness and…

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A Historic Railroad Depot

Many communities have saved and then restored their old rail depots.  That’s the case for this small Pennsylvania town.  However, the depot here has more…

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The Great Johnstown Flood

It was one of the worst disasters in American history…the break of the south fork dam that created the great Johnstown Flood. In a moment…

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The Dangers of Being Kicked By A Cow

If you’ve spent much time around cattle, there’s a good chance you’ve been kicked.  The right blow can put a person down in pain.  Now…

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The Eisenhower Farm

It may be an overstatement to proclaim that a herd of cattle helped thaw the cold war.  However a visit to the Eisenhower farm was…

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The President’s Farm

Many U.S. presidents grew up on a farm.  However, their duties as chief executive often took them away from rural life for months or years. …

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A Couple From Kansas

The Dunhams were just another pair of Kansas high school graduates.  They stayed in touch with classmates and tried to attend alumni reunions when possible. …

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President’s Week: James Monroe

Thomas Jefferson’s home is one of the best known and most visited in the United States.  However, just drive down the hill a mile and…

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President’s Week: The Most Famous First Lady

He was one of our most important presidents…yet the first lady may just be better known than her husband.  The story of that famous president’s…

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President’s Week: Thomas Brand

Thomas Jefferson is known to have composed much of the Declaration of Independence…but he wasn’t happy with the final product.  We’ll discuss what made Jefferson…

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President’s Week: Between Washington & Jefferson

His presidency was sandwiched between presidential greats George Washington and Thomas Jefferson…and unfortunately, much of his work in helping form this nation has been lost…

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President’s Week: Washington’s Birthplace

George Washington’s birth date was always clear…February 22, 1732.  The location of his birth though was difficult to pinpoint.  It’s still a mystery to most…

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That Will Be a Half-Cent, Mr. President

Toll roads have been around as long as the nation.  Today those tolls are often paid on multi-lane turnpikes, often with just the flash of…

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