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How Bismarck Became Capital of North Dakota

How did Bismarck become the capital of North Dakota?  Someone made sure the committee making the decision didn’t get to see the other town vying…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Civil War Missouri

Civil War Veterans’ Homes

The Civil War ended in 1865…but how long did the veterans of that war live?  There is some controversy over who was the last man…

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Care of Civil War Soldiers

Today veterans hospitals and retirement homes are common place, but in the years after the Civil War, grassroots efforts began to establish and fund the…

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Posted in American Countryside Arizona Best of

A Crop Where You Shouldn’t Be Afraid of Heights

Some farmers need expensive, high tech equipment to harvest their crops.  This crop requires a very low-tech method of harvest…but it does help if you…

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A Most Unusual Crop

David’s farm is just 2 ½ acres in size…but that does not mean he’s not busy.  In fact, the crop he grows will require full…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of California

The Best of the Best Tour

Before Palm Springs was a resort town…before Palm Springs was really even a town for that matter, movie stars began building their second homes here. …

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Posted in American Countryside Best of California

A Record-Setting Pilot

Most people have heard of Chuck Yeager, but most have not heard of his good friend Jackie…a pilot who set more aviation records that any…

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Posted in American Countryside South Dakota

Inside A Silo

You can find plenty of silos in South Dakota, but there are only two of this type still around.  We’ll take you to a silo…

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Posted in American Countryside South Dakota

The Cold War

When the Soviet Union launched Sputnik into space in the late 1950s, it put the U.S. on notice that the realm of outer space was…

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Posted in American Countryside South Dakota

The Other Minutemen

The first minutemen where the soldiers at Lexington and Concord – those who fired those shots heard ‘round the world.  About two centuries later there…

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Balancing School and Acting

It’s tough balancing school with acting in the movies.  But that’s exactly what today’s guests are doing – and they are speaking two languages as…

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Posted in American Countryside international

Giving Kisses

Today’s guest has a most interesting job.  He gives many kisses to many ladies and people like to follow his intriguing life.  What’s his story?…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Oklahoma

The King of Marriage

Tom Mix was known as the King of the Cowboys, starring in over 300 films from 1910 to 1935. He might also be the king…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Oklahoma

The King of the Cowboys: Tom Mix

He was king of the cowboys, a real-life ranch hand that won the hearts of the nation with his amazing feats on Tony the Wonder…

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Posted in American Countryside North Dakota

A Lifetime Opportunity

It was quite an opportunity – manage a farm for two decades and then be given nearly 10,000 acres of land in return.  That was…

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Posted in American Countryside North Dakota

Bonanza Farms

They were some of the largest farms on the continent.  Called bonanza farms, they stretched for thousand of acres and employed hundreds to till the…

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When Life Throws You Lemons

When life throws you a lemon, you make lemonade.  Mark certainly has plenty of lemons…but he doesn’t have to make them into lemonade to compete. …

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Posted in American Countryside Arizona Best of

A Citrus Packer

You’ve probably bought their fruit and not even realized it.  This is a family owned citurs packer that grows, packs, markets and ships around the…

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Using Concerts To Give Back To Towns

Jason loves singing music all across the Midwest.  But there was something on his mind.  He kept seeing towns that needed a little extra help…

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Posted in American Countryside Nebraska

From Church to Concert Series

Jason grew up singing on the farm and in church each Sunday.  It led him to make it a career.  But there’s much more to…

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