San Marcos Resort03/27/15
Phoenix, Arizona has plenty of golf resorts that attract thousands of visitors, but ask someone who established the first course in the state and they’ll be hard pressed to tell you it was actually a Midwestern veterinarian who had more grazing land...
From Board Room to the Classroom
What happens when the CEO of a major corporation decides he wants to begin teaching middle school math? It’s a real life story that played out in a challenging neighborhood in Kansas City.
H&R Block Career Change
Tom Bloch’s father and uncle founded H&R Block, a company that Tom eventually led as CEO. But there was something else that weighed on his heart…another career. The story of an extraordinary decision is today’s American Countryside
There are some folks that think they can run your business better than you can. In this case, the man at the newspaper was right. His advice to two brothers helped them launch a major corporation.
The Bloch Brothers
Very few people like to figure their taxes and even fewer like to pay them. But this pair of brothers found an unlikely business doing something few enjoy.
The price of oil is a figure many Americans closely follow. Now imagine a time when the price dipped so low the top producer cut drilling to help spike the price. It all happened inside our nation’s borders and its today’s American Countryside
Striking Oil at the Governor’s Mansion
If you struck oil underneath your home, well you might just move in order to strike it rich. But what happens when you strike oil next to the home of the governor.
Glen Miller – Musician and Soldier
He was one of the most famous Americans in the early 1940s…a man who was making up to $20,000 per week. But he knew he wanted to use his talents to serve his country and he would give his life in the process.
Glen Miller – Hitmaker
Even if you are not old enough to have enjoyed this man’s music when he originally created it, there’s no doubt you’ve heard it. In fact, he recorded fifty-nine, “Top 10” hits in just four years time…a feat never matched.
It Started with a Trombone
The gentleman who ran a store in Grant City, Missouri could have never imagined what would happen when he bought one of his young employees a trombone. That purchase propelled the young musician to become world famous.
Clark’s Trading Post
Imagine a animal show where bears bolted from the stage to barrel past tourist and make a break for the ice cream stand. It’s just one of the many stories from a show that still draws huge crowds for over half a century…..
A Roadside Stopper
Along I-93 in northern New Hampshire you’ll find a spot that’s been attracting families for three and four generations now. In order to get those families to pull over, the place needed a stopper…..
A Place Called Hildene
Abraham Lincoln was born in Kentucky and lived most of his adult years in Illinois. But where did future generations of the Lincolns reside? Most people don’t know it was in this beautiful stretch of mountains far from Abraham’s Midwestern roots…..
The Son of a US President
Being the son of a U.S. president has its perks. However, it does provide a very high bar of achievement for that second generation. Which presidential child did the best? It might just be the son of one of the nation’s greatest presidents…..
Stone Spires Rising Into the Sky
It’s a place of amazing natural beauty, with stone spires rising high into the sky. It’s also a place of history, where two cultures collided…
A Place Called Boot Hill
There are several cemeteries in the west called “Boot Hill.” That’s because many of the dead died with their boots on…
Perhaps you’ve seen a circus side show or an old Western where people threw tomahawks for sport. It’s a competition still very much alive and this man builds what you need to throw…
Well Known For Craftsmanship
This young man began his enterprise at the age of only ten…and now, just a few years out of high school, his craftsmanship has made him well known across the nation…
All Seven Stories With A Ground Floor
Imagine a seven story hotel in which each floor is a ground floor. We’ll take you to the town where that unusual site and much more still attracts thousands…
Water Is Their Livelihood
If you think water is just water, then don’t tell the folks in this small town, because it’s the water they owe for their livelihood…
- Harlan, IA
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