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Bringing you the best from across the American Countryside.

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Episodes

A Battle With Inevitable Results

9/18/2020
The shots at Ft. Sumter in April of 1861 are often considered the first military action of the Civil War. However, one could make a...

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A Historic Vote on Slavery

9/17/2020
In the years just ahead of the Civil War, thousands of people came to Kansas ahead of a critical vote on whether the new state...

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Engagement Through the Mail

9/16/2020
Imagine getting engaged to someone you only knew through letters. That’s what happened here, thanks to one young lady who helped make some food for...

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The Payoff of a Group Effort

9/15/2020
It was a massive volunteer effort involving people from well over a hundred communities scattered across western Nebraska and beyond. What they accomplished is still...

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A Gift with Impact

9/14/2020
Rae Wilson went to the depot to give her brother a Christmas gift. When he did not arrive, a new idea came to mind and...

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A City Within A City

9/11/2020
The population of North Platte, Nebraska is about 23,000 people. That’s also about the number you might find working at one place in town. It’s...

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The Golden Spike Tower

9/10/2020
It’s called the Golden Spike Tower, a platform that rises from the High Plains to provide a bird’s eye view of rails headed from sea...

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The Center of the Nation’s Rail Car Traffic

9/9/2020
It’s the largest rail yard in the world and it sits in a small city in the middle of the Midwest. I’ll take you to...

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Making the Most of His Time

9/8/2020
If time is money, then Larry Boucher has to be one of the wealthiest men alive. We’ll try to make the most of our time…

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Lessons from Gettysburg That Save Lives Today

9/7/2020
It is a place that uses the lessons of Gettysburg to save lives in places like Iraq and Afghanistan – a unique museum where history...

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The Civil War Medicine Museum

9/4/2020
There are many museums dedicated to the Civil War, but this one covers a unique aspect that fascinates many visitors. It’s the story of survival...

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Biting a Bullet to East the Pain

9/3/2020
Some people think Civil War medicine involved a saw and a patient biting a bullet to ease the pain. The real story is found here…

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The Discovery With a Kite

8/31/2020
His first invention involved a kite, and perhaps his most famous discovery involved one too. We look at the life of the inventor Benjamin Franklin…

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A Founding Father in a Sports Hall of Fame

8/28/2020
He’s the only founding father in a sports hall of fame. The amazing story of the eldest signer of the declaration of Independence…

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A Place Called Carhenge

8/27/2020
In all of my travels I have found several themes that seem to hold true across many small towns. One of those things I’ve observed...

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A Unique Site at Alliance, Nebraska

8/26/2020
Today we say hello to our listeners on KCOW in Alliance, Nebraska. Look up that town in an atlas and there’s a good chance you’ll...

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A Favorite Attraction in Rural Nebraska

8/25/2020
My son is in the 7th grade. Ask him what one of his favorite attractions was on any family vacation and your likely to get...

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A Special Place for Rock Climbers

8/24/2020
To some people a rock is just a rock, but to those who climb them, this place is special. It doesn’t really matter though if...

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Joshua Tree National Park

8/21/2020
Summer heat and a lack of water have always made this a difficult place to make a living…yet evidence shows people inhabiting this area for...

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The Joshua Tree

8/20/2020
Although it is called a tree by name, it certainly doesn’t look anything like an oak, elm or maple. In fact, it really doesn’t look...

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