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Abraham Lincoln at Gettysburg

November 19 marks the anniversary of the Gettysburg address, one of the greatest in American History.  In this program, with the help of documents, stories, and photographs from the 1860’s, we explore the Battle of Gettysburg, from the circumstances that led to it, to its conclusion with Pickett’s famous charge.  We’ll follow Abraham Lincoln to [...]

The Dakota War of 1862

In a last ditch effort to reclaim lands lost to the relentless tide of white settlers, the Dakota Sioux, on August 18, 1862, struck savagely at settlers and settlements along the Minnesota River Valley, beginning a war that did not end  before Sand Creek, Little Big Horn, and Wounded Knee passed into the pages of [...]

Roy Rogers: King of the Cowboys

On November 5, 1911, young Leonard Slye was born, destined to become the greatest cowboy star of them all.  Roy Rogers thrilled generations of young and old, first as the lead singer of the Sons of the Pioneers, and later, with his movie and life sweetheart, Dale Evans, the Queen of the West, in those [...]

9-11: America Under Attack

Early on the morning of September 11, 2001, nineteen men boarded flights in the eastern United States, commandeered the airplanes, and turned them into guided missiles that hit the Pentagon and brought down the Twin Towers in New York and brought a new reality to our country.  Out of the tragedy came numerous accounts of [...]

P. T. Barnum: The Greatest Showman on Earth

P. T. Barnum was one of the most flamboyant personalities of his age, first with his museums, then with the famous Barnum and Bailey Circus.  As a showman he was without equal, bringing to America such figures as General Tom Thumb, Chang and Eng Bunker, the original Siamese Twins, and Jenny Lind, the “Swedish Nightingale.”  [...]

Follow the Flag!

From the Revolutionary War to the present, the American Flag has thrilled patriotic hearts.   Ever since June 14, 1777, when it was adopted by Congress, the flag has been the visual representation of our country.   It has changed over the years, as new states have been added, but after 200 years we’re still cheering for [...]

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