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A Witness to History

Imagine being pregnant, enduring a shipwreck, being away from your home for several years, and then, being present to see the signing of a treaty…

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Posted in American Countryside New York

The First Supreme Court Chief Justice

Who was the first Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court?  It was a position this man coveted, until he actually got the job… SharePrintEmail

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The Forgotten Founding Father

Some have called him the forgotten founding father.  Have you too forgotten about the man who was president before George Washington?  We dig into our…

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Posted in American Countryside Arizona

The University of Arizona’s Old Main

When you walk across the center of this large university campus as I did, you’ll find a wide, permanent line stretching several hundred yards.  The…

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Posted in American Countryside Arizona

When Pigs and Cows are ‘New’

Imagine a school teaching agriculture in a place where few students have seen a farm animal.  It’s a unique setting that’s making a large impact…

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Posted in American Countryside Arizona

KINEKS

It’s called “KINEKS.”  It’s an acronym for positive personal characteristics each of us should possess and it’s the name of a foundation working to help…

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Posted in American Countryside Arizona

A Young Man of Influence

There is probably someone in each of our lives that truly inspires us.  Jeffrey Thimgan was one such young man.  But in his absence, his…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Kansas

A Battle in Kansas

The shots at Ft. Sumter in April of 1861 are often considered the first military action of the Civil War.  However, one could make a…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Kansas

John Brown: The Early Years

In the years just ahead of the Civil War, thousands of people came to Kansas ahead of a critical vote on whether the new state…

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Posted in American Countryside New York

The Elephant Hotel

When you run across a building named the “Elephant Hotel,” well, there’s probably going to be an interesting story behind the place.  That is the…

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A Time Before Zoos and Circuses

Just about everyone one of us has visited a zoo and seen a circus.  Now let me take you to a time when neither existed. …

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The Elephant That Changed the Course of American History

  It all began with a man who wanted to farm, not with a team of horses or mules, but rather with an elephant.  And…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Wyoming

Fort Bridger

This fort serviced the Pony Express, the Oregon Trail, and was around so long it even slept travelers by car.  It’s a big history in…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Wyoming

New Ownership of a Fort

You usually don’t think of a fort coming under new ownership.  But that’s what happened to this site that bears the name of a frontier…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Wyoming

One of the Best Known Mountain Men of the 1800s

He was one of the best known mountain men of the early 19th century.  A man who was skilled in the fur trade and later…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Missouri

Remembering Fred Mares

Image a man who speaks over ten languages, can play multiple musical instruments and serenade customers with his wonderful voice.  Today we remember the life…

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Best of 2018: The Hartsdale Pet Cemetary

Ed Martin Jr. has helped bury dogs, cats, birds, guinea pigs and he’s even heard of a lion cub on the grounds.  It’s just part…

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Best of 2018: Dan Meers

Dan Meers has nearly a dozen suits he wears to work.  The odd thing is, all the suites are alike.  It’s an odd suit for…

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Best of 2018: Wall Drug

What’s the first thing a father teaches his son about being a good businessman?  How to make donuts of course!  It’s one of the most…

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Best of 2018: Todd Syrup Farm

Lots of people enjoy pure maple syrup.  But if you ask this farmer what he thinks of it, well you’ll quickly find that he doesn’t…

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