The Very Last Round of the Vietnam War

Many of you listening to our broadcasts lived through the Vietnam War.  No doubt, some of you fought in that conflict.  Today we meet a man who played a part in firing the very last round of that war…

Keeping Fishermen at Bay

Why would a small fishing boat try to stand in the path of a U.S. Navy Destroyer.  This sailor knew exactly what they were up to and it was the men aboard his ship who were responsible for keeping the fisherman at bay…

A Bigger and Badder Name

Sometimes you’ll looking for a name that will intimidate your enemy.  Therein was the problem.  The latest ship due to roll off the line for the U.S. Navy was honoring an important admiral, however the name just didn’t sound right.  It needed to sound bigger and badder so to speak…

The Story Behind the Namesake of a Ship

Many ships, both military and otherwise are named for a person or place.  Often the story behind those namesakes it quite a tale in itself…

Steptoe & Custer

We’ve all heard of General Custer and the battle at the Little Bighorn, but you’ve most likely never heard of Lt. Colonel Edward Steptoe.  In a moment you’ll learn why it was Steptoe, rather than Custer, that almost made it in your history books…

The Army Hostess of Walla Walla

When James Payne was told of an elderly lady who wanted to donate items to his museum, he headed to her home to see her collection.  The biggest find turned out to be a box she was ready to throw in the trash…

Campbell’s Resort

There are lake resorts all across this nation…but it’s not everyday that you encounter a family owned operation that has been in business for over a century…

A Century Old Vacation Spot

In an age of hotel chains boasting hundreds of locations, it is still nice to find some lodgings with the comforts of today, with roots running over a century old.  Such is the case for this vacation spot special to many…

The Incident at Whitman Mission

By the end of 1847, the Cayuse Tribe had lost half of their members due to a measles outbreak.  The mounting deaths brought increased tensions between whites and natives.  What happened next still affects lives here today…

The Measles Outbreak of 1847

In 1847 there was a measles outbreak in Oregon country.  The disease hit both whites and natives, but the death rate was much higher among the local tribes.  What happened next changed the course of history here…

The Whitman’s of Walla Walla

As white settlers moved westward, missionaries often moved ahead of them.  Their faithful goal was to evangelize to the native Americans and travelers alike and to assist with day-to-day life…

What’s in a Name? Walla Walla!

It’s one of the most unique city names in the nation:  Walla Walla, Washington.  So what’s behind the name?

The Colville Indian Reservation

AMC_Brazil2016The name of their current tribal home is not an ancestral name, but rather the name of a fort where many of the native Americans of the area came to trade furs. It’s a reservation larger than the state of Rhode Island…

A Trip Off the Beaten Path

AMC_Brazil2016It is the largest hydroelectric dam in the nation…spanning just a few feet shy of one mile across and over five hundred feet high It’s a place where few people live and it’s a many hours drive for most tourists to visit…

The Seattle Underground

Most of the time people would consider a raging fire sweeping through the heart of downtown to be a very bad thing.  But as Seattle historian Rick Botell will tell you, the fire that leveled Washington states largest city on June 6, 1889 might have been one of the best things that ever happened…..