Location:

Harlan, IA

Description:

Your Tour Guide to America

Language:

English

Contact:

McCrea Communications; 5650 Berlin Rd.; Maysville, MO 64469-8255 1-888-622-7321


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The Wade House

6/21/2024
Just as hotels today might serve guests traveling the interstate highways, there were inns that catered to the travelers using horse drawn vehicles that navigated...

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When Horses and Carriages Ruled the Road

6/20/2024
There was once a time when horses and carriage ruled the roads, and in those days before the automobile, the types, size and uses of...

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The Origins of Juneteenth

6/19/2024
The federal government established Juneteenth as a national holiday in 2021. However, the celebration of the events of that date took place immediately after June...

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Two Years After the Emancipation Proclamation

6/18/2024
On January 1st, 1863, Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation. However, that document that freed slaves had little impact if it could not be enforced....

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The Galveston Hurricane

6/17/2024
It is the deadliest hurricane in U.S. history – a storm that hit Galveston, Texas in September 1900 that causes catastrophic destruction and claimed thousands...

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A Catastrophic Impact

6/14/2024
Today we may think of this city as a beach getaway. In 1900 it certainly had beaches but it was also an important port and...

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Hatch Chile

6/13/2024
If you play with fire your liable to get burned. But on Jim Lytle’s farm, fire is what they grow. It’s fire in the form...

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The Center of the Hemisphere

6/12/2024
I recently headed west on highway 29 from Wausau, Wisconsin. I then turned north, back west, then back north…and then, found myself next to a...

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The Trial of Standing Bear

6/11/2024
At the time of his trial, Standing Bear did not have the right to take a matter to court. However, this judge allowed the leader...

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Trying to Bury His Son

6/10/2024
A father was simply trying to bury his teenage son. But a trip that would take them many miles to the family’s original home in...

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A Story Every American Should Know

6/7/2024
Imagine working hard to build your farm and then having the government step in and take everything from you – land, equipment and home. That...

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Turning an Old School Into Something

6/6/2024
When Gary saw his old school close, he was sad to see such an important chapter in his life, seeming to close as well. But...

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The Enchanted Highway

6/5/2024
Along a lonely stretch of interstate 94 between Bismarck and Dickinson, North Dakota, you’ll find a metal sculpture called Geese in Flight. If you exit...

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An Ongoing Story for Over Three Decades

6/4/2024
Turn south from Exit 72 on Interstate 94 in North Dakota and you’ll begin to encounter some very creative sites. The man behind what you’ll...

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The Johnstown Flood

6/3/2024
It was an American disaster that was hard to imagine. A giant flood and an immense fire were destroying a city of over 30,000 people...

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A Wall of Water

5/31/2024
It was a story of miraculous heroism among a story of deep tragedy. A a wall of water cut loose from a breached dam was...

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Problems with 51 Inches of Rain

5/30/2024
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One of the Worst Disasters in American History

5/29/2024
It was one of the worst disasters in American history…the break of the south fork dam that created the great Johnstown Flood. In a moment...

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The Treasure in the Back of the Museum

5/28/2024
Over many years of travels I’ve found that the back of a museum can hold many unexpected treasures. You just never know what might be...

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The Arlington Ladies

5/27/2024
On Memorial Day we remember our loved ones, but these ladies recognize our fallen soldiers every day of the year. This is the story of...

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