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Best of 2018: Billy the Kid

When two different cities, in two different states claim to have the body of the same man, well, you know there’s going to be a…

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The Holiday Christmas Store

If Santa Claus needed a place to buy all of his decorations, this would be it. It’s big business in small town Michigan and it…

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Twas the Night

We know the words of “’twas the night before Christmas;” words that helped solidify the image of Santa over 200 years ago. Here’s the the…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Tennessee

The Scene of a Winter Battle

The Union army was defeated at Fredricksburg, Virginia in mid December 1862.  President Lincoln needed a victory to bolster the north and the Emancipation Proclamation…

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That Smell in the Air

The college president smelled something.  It was not a bad odor, but rather something pleasant.  And soon his nose led his mind to an idea…

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A Christmas Tradition

Many of us have Christmas traditions.  At this college there is a Christmas tradition that has raised money for these students and this campus for…

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A Business Totally Run By Volunteers

It’s a business that is run totally by volunteers.  What’s interesting is many of the volunteers are middle and high school students who give of…

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Posted in American Countryside Missouri

A Small Town Coffee House

Many towns have one or more coffee houses.  But in St. James, Missouri the local coffeehouse may have a familiar look, but those running it…

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Ideas for an Anniversary Gift

Perhaps today’s edition of our show is advice for husbands who need to purchase an anniversary gift.  If you make this buy, well, the gift…

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The History of Vacuum Cleaners

Today’s topic is the history of vacuum cleaners during the 1920s and 30s.  Think it sounds boring?  Hold on and I think you’ll find Tom…

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A Story to Suck You In

I have a feeling today’s subject is really going to suck you in.  In a moment you’ll see what a pun that it, but I…

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Making Cash to Buy a Car…Leading to a Lifetime Interest

How much money can a high school kid make working a summer job?  For Tom Gasko, he made enough cash to buy a new Trans…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Utah

Dinosaur National Monument

Perhaps we’ve seen a dinosaur skeleton on display at a museum.  This stretch of land in eastern Utah might well be the closest thing to…

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Pinpointing the Location of Bones

We’ve all lost something and then spent lots of time looking where we placed it.  You could say that was somewhat the case for this…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Kansas City Missouri

A Cattleman’s Scheme

Criminals may do just about anything to get their hands on what they want.  But in western Kansas in 1879, one cattleman was duped by…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Maryland

One of the Youngest to Sign the Declaration of Independence

He was one of the youngest men to the sign the Declaration of Independence.  He was also the first to die from natural causes after…

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A Man Named Thomas Stone

When you think of the men behind the Declaration of Indpendence you don’t think of people like Thomas Stone.  However, one could argue it is…

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The Rock Café

It’s not the Hard Rock Café…and frankly…that is just fine with about everyone that stops here.  It’s been called the Rock Café since it was…

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Talking About Someone Famous For a Living

Did you ever meet someone famous and then tell everyone about your encounter?  That’s in a sense what Jack does for a living.  But it’s…

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Making It on the Screen

How to you become a well known actor in Hollywood?  Well, that’s what Jack had to figure out, but it was his dream to head…

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