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…
The Salton Sea
It’s a lake with an elevation of over 200 feet below sea level. It’s also a body of water with no outlet and the largest lake in the state of California…
The Largest Lake In California
It’s the largest lake in California. So large, in fact, it’s called a sea. You couldn’t find this lake on a map at the beginning of the 20th Century…
President’s Week: William Howard Taft
He was the only man to serve as president and chief justice, but most people that visit his home here in Cincy have questions about an entirely different subject…
President’s Week: Theodore Roosevelt
To date, no U.S. president has been born in North Dakota…but this commander-in-chief experienced a rebirth there that he said was the reason he one day presided in the oval office…
President’s Week: John Tyler
This president set the record for having the most children with a total of 15. His second wife was actually younger than some of the children from his first message, and the last of his children was born when he was 70. It’s an interesting story about...
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