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The Pastor Who Saved the World From Nuclear Destruction
During World War II the Germans raced against the Americans to be the first to successfully build an atomic bomb. Interestingly, a Norwegian pastor living...
Gardner, Illinois and the Two Cell Jail
The need for maximum security prisons is an unfortunate reality of life. On the other end of the spectrum is the jail in Gardner, Illinois. ...
Twice a POW
Imagine being taken a prisoner of war, not once but twice and while you were away from home, the opposing army used your house to...
Paying the Son To Choose a Different Spouse
There are times when a family is not thrilled with a son’s choice of a spouse. There may be many reasons for their displeasure, but...
The Higgins Boat Memorial
Every Memorial Day we remember our family and friends who have passed. Many communities will also remember their veterans and that’s certainly true in Columbus,...
Hitchhiking to Meet the Civil War Drummer Boy
I will confess, there are some interviews for this show that sent me driving hundreds of miles just to meet the person who could share...
Heading to Vietnam
Sometimes when a conflict erupts somewhere around the world, young men will volunteer for the war effort. That was the case for Milt. But his...
Stallion Bonnie Scotland
There’s a good chance you’ve never heard of a horse named Bonnie Scotland. However, there’s a good chance you’ve heard of many horses – in...
Why the Thoroughbred Industry Moved from Tennessee to Kentucky
Today we know Kentucky as home to some of the top thoroughbred farms in the nation. However, roll back the calendar to the 1800s and...
Beginnings of Belle Meade
When John Harding moved to this property, it was just another parcel of land just outside the town of Nashville. However, it’s location and Harding’s...
Helping Veterans Tell Their Story
I like to say that everyone has a story. Today’s guest helps people tell their story. In fact, he helps people who have never told...
The Presidential Limo Collection
March 30th, 1981. After delivering a speech at the Washington Hilton Hotel, President Ronald Regan was hit by a bullet fired by John Hinkley Jr. ...
President Kenney’s Limo
You may have heard people say that president Kennedy would have never been assassinated in Dallas if he ordered the bubbletop to remain on his...
Origins of the Presidential Limo
Today we begin a three part series on one of the most luxurious and secure automobiles in America – the limo of the president of...
Moving the Birthplace of America?
The birthplace of America is often considered to be Independence Hall, the site of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. You can go to...
The Henry Ford
Edison, Ford and Firestone. They are some of the best known inventors and businessmen of the 20th century. But not only did their work affect...
Evidence of a Hole in the Ground
Brent Tyndall has people pulling in his driveway just about every weekend. They are looking for something, but can’t quite seem to locate it. Luckily...
A Thermonuclear Weapon in the Mud
At the time it was just speculation, but today we know that in early 1961, there was a thermonuclear weapon buried somewhere deep in the...
Where the B-52 Crashed
In early 1961 a B52 crashed in a farm field about 12 miles north of Goldsboro, North Carolina. The tragic accident not only cost the...
Origins of 3M
Roll back the clock to the late 1800s and the people of Two Harbor, Minnesota would tell you this company was a flop. In fact,...