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Don’t Call Him a Big Baby

If you called someone a “big baby” you would probably insult them as a whining coward. Jack WAS a big baby, and he became an…

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The Story of Hi Jolly

In Quartzite, Arizona you can find the grave of Hi Jolly. It’s the Americanized name of a man responsible for transporting many of the supplies…

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Moving Supplies in the Desert

How do you move people and supplies across a desert? Well, the answer may depend on what desert you are attempting to cross. The U.S….

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Boats Cruising the Middle of a Desert

When you picture steamboats, we may have images of stately paddle wheeled ships moving up and down the Mississippi River. So, it may seem odd…

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Good Fences

Every rancher knows they need good fences to keep the herd from running wild on the neighbor’s property.  In the 1850s there were not any…

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Remembering Flight 599 on the Kansas Prairie

He was perhaps an unlikely tour guide and an even more unlikely person to be recognized by cheering crowds and a large football stadium.  Perhaps…

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The Knute Rockne Tragedy

It’s been over eighty years since Knute Rockne walked the football sidelines at Notre Dame.  However, phrases like “Win one for the Gipper” and his…

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Crash in the Flint Hills

It was an unlikely spot for a national story – the Flint Hills of Kansas in the early 1930s.  A place far from the national…

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A Record Setting Bridge

For over seven decades, this bridge was a record setter, the highest suspension bridge in the world.  It continues to draw visitors from around the…

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Natural Beauty Stumbled Upon By Accident

Thousands of people still drive to this location to be amazed by the natural beauty of this place.  It makes you wonder what the first…

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The Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum

Perhaps it’s fitting that you have to go a bit out of the way to find the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum.  This well known site…

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A Fear on Lake Superior

Some sailors and airman have long feared the Bermuda Triangle for the mysterious fate of some who have passed there.  Whitefish Point is a bit…

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Posted in American Countryside Michigan

Whitefish Point

On a road map, it’s simply listed as “Whitefish Point.”  That place name has little significance to most, but for those living in northern Michigan,…

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Posted in American Countryside Arizona

A Long Bus Ride

Some students must ride a bus to school.  But imagine a school district where a student might spend nearly six hours simply riding to and…

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Posted in American Countryside Kansas

Raising $4 Million In a County With Only 3 Thousand People

A county of only about three thousand people was tasked with a major challenge.  They needed to raise about $4 million to save their historic…

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A $40,000 Architectural Masterpiece

It only cost $40,000 to build this architectural masterpiece.  Of course, that was about 150 years ago, but the small town building is a unexpected…

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A Building Beautiful Inside and Out

I’ve seen many courthouses in my journeys, but this one has to be one of the most amazing.  Beautiful inside and out, with some very…

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Check In and Watch a Movie

When you check into this hotel, you’ll find the name of a movie star on your door.  In fact, you might even find a likeness…

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Falling Asleep Watching a Movie

Many folks have fallen asleep on their couch while watching a movie.  In the case of one man in Monte Vista, Colorado, it produced an…

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Tunneling In a Prison Camp

Most prison camps wouldn’t want their detainees digging tunnels to freedom. But at Ed’s camp, it was a way to keep the prisoners occupied… SharePrintEmail

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