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Posted in American Countryside Missouri

A Steer, A Country Club, and Clint Eastwood

Today’s story involves a steer invited to eat at a Country Club, Clint Eastwood and one farm kid who found himself on the set of…

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Posted in American Countryside Missouri

An Angus Steer Playing the Part of a Longhorn

He was an actor way out of his normal character roll.  But the most intriguing thing was the fact, this was no actor but rather…

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Posted in American Countryside Virginia

An Impact Still Felt Today

Her name may not be as prominent as Martin Luther King or Booker T. Washington, yet her impact is still felt in her city and…

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Posted in American Countryside Mississippi

Still Visiting a Star’s Birthplace

About 70% of the 100,000 visitors that come to this small home each year are from outside the U.S.  Yet the fame of this man…

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Posted in American Countryside Iowa

The National Championship Pedal Pull

Every September kids from across the country come to the Corn Palace to compete in this national championship.  It’s a big deal for many and…

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Posted in American Countryside Iowa

Another Way to Invest Your Retirement Money

People decide to do a multitude of things with their retirement money.  Ken Meyers decided to invest his in something you pedal… SharePrintEmail

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Posted in American Countryside Illinois

A Place They Call Barnacopia

What does a farmer do when he retires from working the land?  For Gary Bocker he really wasn’t looking to get away from agriculture.  Instead,…

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Posted in American Countryside Washington

Traveling to a Time That’s Passed

When you drive into Wintrhop, Washington…it appears time has passed it by…but a closer look will show you that what appears to be old…may be…

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Posted in American Countryside Washington

The Town at the End of the Road

At one time, this town was the end of the road, with the mighty Cascades a barrier to travel further west.  But it 1972, a…

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Posted in American Countryside Iowa

Everything Is For Sale

What’s the most difficult genre of items for an auctioneer to sell?  That depends on the auctioneer you ask but for this world champion, he…

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Posted in American Countryside Iowa

The Best Auctioneer

The chant of an auctioneer – it is the sounds that calls for bids and brings items to their top amount on any given day. …

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Posted in American Countryside Illinois

An Iconic Vehicle Modernized

Some say it was the iconic vehicle of World War II.  A vehicle that General Esienhower said was one of the most important weapons in…

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Posted in American Countryside Arkansas

Listening to the Call of the Wild

Every year thousands of people come to Stuttgart, Arkansas to listen to calls from the wild that are worth thousands of dollars in prize money. …

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Posted in American Countryside Missouri Saint Joseph

An Organization for Truck Stops

There’s an association for just about everything, so it should not be a surprise there is an organization for truck stops.  The president of that…

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Posted in American Countryside Missouri Saint Joseph

The Rabbi at the Truck Stop

We’ve probably all seen Kosher foods in the grocery store which means those foods have been handled in accordance with Jewish law.  But did you…

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Posted in American Countryside Missouri Saint Joseph

The Odor in the Trailer

There are plenty of odors that will drive you away – after all that’s how a skunk protects itself.  But today I’ll take you to…

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Posted in American Countryside Missouri Saint Joseph

A Deluxe Truck Stop

Folks in the four-state area of Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, and beyond may know of a single truck stop that has quite a story.  It…

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Posted in American Countryside Illinois

Grieving Traditions

When someone close to us passes, we mourn.  While it’s not a topic we usually want to dwell upon…this man provides some insights into the…

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Posted in American Countryside Illinois

History of a Difficult Subject

Today’s topic is one people don’t often like to discuss, yet it’s one with which all of us must deal at times in life.  We…

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Posted in American Countryside Missouri

The Famous Menu Item

Lots of places can tout great food, but few can say they have a recording artist who wrote a song about a specific item on…

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