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Building An Alaskan Highway

It’s a chore for most states to build and repair roads and bridges. Mary Carey fought with her state for ten years to simply get…

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Headed North To Alaska

Jean Richardson’s mother had always dreamed of moving to Alaska and teaching school there. When she did move north, the opportunity she was given was…

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An Iceberg Expert

If there is such a thing as a famous iceberg, it would probably be the chuck of ice that sunk the Titanic. If there is…

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Alaska’s Famous Ice

Alaska has plenty to offer visitors when it comes to natural beauty. One of the most popular attractions for tourists is to board a ship…

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The Largest Wooden Frame Structure in the World

It is a place that really must be seen to be fully appreciated.  It’s the largest wooden frame structure in the world and a place…

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No Other Boat Like This

Maybe you have a boat you enjoy taking on the water to fish, ski or just relax.  It’s safe to say you don’t have a…

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Posted in American Countryside Indiana

Not a Covered Bridge

Most people see this structure and think it’s just a covered bridge.  That answer is partially correct.  When you uncover the details about what you…

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The Power Source Before Electricity

Today we flip a switch and use electricity to run most conveniences around our homes and businesses.  However, before the days of electricity, this power…

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Getting From One Point to Another

In the days before roads crisscrossed the nation, rivers served as one of the best ways to get from one point to another.  And when…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of New Mexico

Fire In the Form of Vegetables

If you play with fire your liable to get burned.  But on Jim Lidle’s farm, fire is what they grow.  It’s fire in the form…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Vermont

The Little Giant

Abraham Lincoln led the country through the Civil War…but it was this man who defeated him for the senate just two years prior.  We’ll go…

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A Small Chapter of the Civil War

Whether you are a student of history or not, we each know something about the Civil War.  However, the next chapter is one few have…

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Posted in American Countryside Iowa

A Rock Festival

A lot of cities will hold a festival centered around rock – but we’re not talking about rock music.  For it’s a real rock that…

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Posted in American Countryside Iowa

An Odd Rock With An Odd Name

The name of this rock is just as odd as it looks.  Yet it is a rock that puts this place on the map.  We…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Indiana

All Kinds of Currencies

One, five, ten, twenty? Those are the denominations of bills we normally see when paying for items. Now imagine that not only were there more…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Illinois

Part of Chicago’s Famous Park Landscape

This famous architect was hired to design one of Chicago’s famous park landscapes.  No sooner did he design it than park employees began mowing down…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Washington

The King of Smokejumpers

You might be a little crazy to jump out of an airplane and fight a fire.  So what does it mean if you’ve done it…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Washington

Smokejumpers

When a forest fire flames up in a remote area, it may be Dan Ryan’s crew that is called in to fight the blaze. This…

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A Career of Jumping Out of Planes and Fighting Fires

Imagine a job that combines jumping out of airplanes and fighting fires.  Now imagine you want to make it your career.  We visit with one…

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Posted in American Countryside Missouri

The Biggest Race of Its Kind

Imagine a race that might last over three days and in that time, you may not sleep at all, or very little, with the ground…

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