Factors That Influence Vehichle Purchases07/29/14
What influences someone to buy a new car? Is it great wealth, cool styles, or maybe a clunker that bit the dust? All are potential reasons. But, to this automaker, there are other global factors influencing just how many cars and trucks we need to...
Automakers After the Great Recession
It’s been dubbed the Great Recession…the economic downturn of that began in 2009. One of the industries hardest hit were automakers. Today we have the unique opportunity to sit down with a man in charge of one of the biggest brands in the nation...
A Hangar to Park a Plane
When Frank bought a plane he needed a hangar in which to park it. Soon the plane wasn’t the only thing in the building. In fact, visitors still come here to see that plane an much, much more…
The Phillips Home
The president of this oil company was looking for a place to entertain business leaders from the east coast and around the world. He settled on a ranch in northeastern Oklahoma. This is the story of the ranch where million dollar deals are still done…
The Best Climate to Help Ease An Ailment
Today we may rely on the latest advancements in science and medicine to help cure disease. Of course, in the 1800s, science provided some answers, but many folks simply looked for the best climate to help their ease their ailment...
You’ve perhaps never heard of James’ Peak. It more accurate to say you’ve heard of the mountain, but you simply don’t know it by that name. In fact, you may have been to the top of the peak that James climbed, but he didn’t get the credit so to...
A Landmark With a Name
As Lewis and Clark headed west and north in 1803 to explore the newly acquire Louisiana Purchase, another explorer headed to the southwestern reaches of that territory. One of the landmarks he found still bears his name today…
Going to Hell
We go to great lengths to gather the stories you here on this program…and this time we literally went to hell and back to get the feature you’ll hear…
The Inventor of the First Automobile
Who invented the first automobile? You might be surprised that it wasn’t Henry Ford…but this man from Kokomo, Indiana…
A Landmark Burned to the Ground
It was perhaps the most important stop on the entire length of the Santa Fe Trail. However, under two decades after its establishment, it was burned to the ground…
800 Miles and One Stop
Today you can travel down just about any interstate highway in America and find plenty of truck stops. Now turn back the clock nearly two centuries and imagine an 800 mile long interstate with just one such stop…
An Enterprising Fort
When you think of forts in the western U.S., you may remember military fortresses built to keep the peace and secure the routes of settlers. That’s what makes this early fort unique, for it was not built by the government, but rather an enterprising...
President Lincoln at the Gettysburg Depot
There was a mix of emotions when President Lincoln stepped onto the platform at this Gettysburg, Pennsylvania railroad depot. There were feelings of sadness and loss, represented by the coffins awaiting shipment to loved ones. Yet there was hope,...
A Historic Railroad Depot
Many communities have saved and then restored their old rail depots. That’s the case for this small Pennsylvania town. However, the depot here has more history than most, for it had connections to a famous battle and a favorite president…
A Collection That Went Viral
Lots of people collect things. Sometimes the story of how and why they began collecting is more interesting than the collection itself. That may be the case for Ed Gotwald. His collection is unique, but the story of a wedding gift that went viral is...
A Famous Inventor
His first invention involved a kite–and perhaps his most famous discovery involved one too…
Honoring America’s Heroes
Every independence day we celebrate our freedom. This soldier is reminded of the cost of that freedom as he protects the resting place of America’s heroes…
A Chaplain in the Civil War
In the fall of 1861, Father William Corby, a Notre Dame educated priest, not yet 30 years old, joined the 88th New York and the Irish Brigade as their chaplain. The regiment was a part of many of the fiercest battles of the Civil War. But it’s Corby’s...
A Small Rock Marking a Big Impact
There are hundreds of monuments here at Gettysburg National Battlefield. Many times it’s difficult to know the story behind each one…there are simply so many. That’s why one statue placed upon a small rock may not draw that much attention. But when...
The Role of Chaplains in the Civil War
If you are a student of the Civil War, you probably know some of the important names like Generals Lee and Grant, or battles like Antietam and Gettysburg. It’s easy to overlook important aspects of the war that often go unnoticed. Today we take a look...
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