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Posted in American Countryside Missouri

Buildings Predating the Civil War

Drive through Ironton, MO and you’ll find a campus of buildings that dates to the days prior to the Civil War.  Why they are here…

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Posted in American Countryside Nebraska

A 70 Year Heritage in Nebraska

Sometimes a station’s call letters can tell you a lot about the city or area from which it broadcasts.  Today we say hello to our…

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Posted in American Countryside Kansas

The President Who Claimed Kansas as Home

This President was born in Texas, but always claimed Kansas as his home… SharePrintEmail

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Scars of Bullet Holes

The bullet holes still scar the inside and outside of this home–a place that was a hospital during a skirmish known as The Battle of…

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12 Stores Devoted to the Same Item

You might expect a town of less than 2000 people to not have too many stores when compared to much larger cities.  However a trip…

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Attracting Thousands of Visitors to a Small Town

Jenny Doan is perhaps the most famous one of these in the world.  And due to that fact, there are thousands of people visiting this…

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A Premier Angus Herd Owner

He had one of the premiere Angus herds in the country.  In fact, his prize winners could be found at livestock shows across the nation. …

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In the Hands of the Jury

Wayne Cryts future was in the hands of a jury.  If he was found guilty he would most likely spend the next twenty years in…

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Going to Jail to Defend Your Decision

If you believed you were innocent and your stance was lawful, would you go to jail to defend that decision?  That was the choice Wayne…

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Stealing Grain or Taking What Is Rightfully Yours?

Was it stealing grain, or just taking what was rightfully yours?  The answer to that question depended on whether you were talking to a federal…

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Defying a Federal Court Order

This farmer was ready to defy a court order, cross a line of federal marshals, and perhaps give his life in an attempt to do…

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Soybeans In a Person’s Life

When Wayne Cryts finished his soybean harvest in 1979 he had no idea the role those bushels of beans would play in his life and…

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The Battle of Petersburg, Virginia

The city had been surrounded for almost ten months.  Although the citizens and soldiers of Petersburg had held on to their town valiantly…the Union was…

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Driving to See Petersburg Battlefield

Most people have trouble sorting the details of the skirmishes that took place at some of America’s battlefields.  But in southern Virginia there is a…

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Petersburg, Virginia

Today Petersburg, Virginia might be considered a suberb to larger Richmond to the north.  However, during the 1860’s, this was a very important city on…

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Another Leader Who Freed Slaves

Americans are taught in elementary school of the leadership of Abraham Lincoln who worked to end slavery and hold a nation together.  But many do…

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When Rules Don’t Make Sense

Sometimes rules and laws just don’t make sense.  David wondered why he couldn’t have a telephone but he could borrow one from someone else, why…

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Growing Up Amish

As an Amish youth, David saw a vastly different world with modern conveniences all around him.  As he became a teenager, he knew that someday…

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Looking At Life Differently

David Mast had to repeat the eighth grade…along with just about everyone else in his class.  In a moment you’ll hear why this community looks…

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Posted in American Countryside Illinois

Popcorn and Pumpkins

Popcorn, pumpkins and more.  Colin just thought every farm in American grew those crops, but then he took a look around and found his county…

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