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The Origins of Thanksgiving

Each November we celebrate Thanksgiving in this country.  But how did we get the annual holiday?  While it may have begun with the Pilgrims, the…

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A One-Time Feast

We often trace our Thanksgiving holiday back to the Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony.  It’s true they did have a feast of thanksgiving, but it seems…

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The Oldest Museum in the Nation

Where is the oldest museum in the nation?  You might guess New York or Washington, D.C., but the town is much smaller, yet still very…

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Farming With the Methods of 400 Years Ago

Farming can be a challenging way to make a living, especially when you consider factors like the weather that are out of one’s control.  Now…

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The First Thanksgiving

We associate the first Thanksgiving with the Native American and Pilgrims living in Plymouth Colony.  However, we know very little about that event.  Today we…

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Squanto

His name is one from our history books, but perhaps we have forgotten just how important his role was in saving the lives of the…

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A Crop Best Suited for a New Home

Some regions of the country are better suited for specific crops.  That was the case for the Pilgrims who established Plymouth Colony.  They brought lots…

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People Called Pilgrams

In 1620, the men and women we call the “Pilgrims” landed near Cape Cod, and eventually established Plymouth Colony.  As we near Thanksgiving, we take…

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Meet Amberley Snyder

Amberley Snyder is quickly making a name for herself at rodeos across the nation.  However, her life is one of inspiration far from those arenas. …

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Riding a Horse Without the Use of Your Legs

Riding a horse requires skill, especially if you’re on the pro rodeo circuit.  Now image that task without the use of your legs… SharePrintEmail

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A Shipwreck That Still Influences Today

Each November 10th, the bell here in Whitefish Point will chime 29 times for the crew that died aboard the Edmund Fitzgerald.  Forty years later,…

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The Mystery of the Edmund Fitzgerald

It’s a mystery that is now 40 years old…a mystery that lives on through a song that tells the story of a grand ship and…

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A Dangerous Place for Ships

If you come here to the shores of Lake Superior in the summer, you are likely to find lovely waters and a picturesque setting.  Come…

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A Variety Show In The Basement of City Hall

It had a inauspicious beginning.  A variety show held in the basement of city hall that attracted a couple dozen patrons seated in metal folding…

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The Baldknobbers

They were called the Baldknobbers – a group of vigilantes that roamed the Ozarks dispensing justice as they saw fit.  The group still exists but…

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One of the Biggest Stars in Country Music

Today we visit with one of the biggest stars in country music – Kenny Chesney.  But it’s a story with a twist…and a story that…

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Making It Big Someday

Perhaps some of us have an dreams of making it big someday on stage.  That was the case for Todd, but unlike many people, he…

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Trying to Prevent a Bank Robbery

You probably have not heard of a man named Joseph Lee Haywood.  He died on September 7th, 1876 trying to prevent a bank robbery.  But…

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A Capital City for Exiles

In a sense, this capital city is a place established for exiles.  If your thoughts and ideas were too radical for the establishment, peoples from…

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Too Radical for the Time & Place

Roger Williams’ ideas were simply too radical for his time and place, and for that, he was about to be sent back to England.  That…

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