President Obama has been criticized for declaring 22 National Monuments during his presidency. Many Americans believe he is buying votes by catering to special interest groups such as LGBT gay rights
Learn why people living in rural America depend on their local radio stations for community news, entertainment and information from people they know and trust like those at WPAQ Mt. Airy, NC
Blue Ridge Parkway connects the Shenandoah National Park in Virginia and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina. The Virginia section offers historic sites and magnificent scenery.
Crime in a Mayberry kind of town in Virginia explores the 1912 massacre in the Carroll County court house in Hillsville.
Captain Kangaroo was a children's television show for 30 years. Take a nostalgic look back at the show and Bob Keeshan who was Captain Kangaroo.
Women in traditionally male jobs have been controversial for years. Female police officers have received their share of the debate. This article explores the acceptance of women wearing a badge.
Eva Cassidy, was a little known American singer and musician who became popular around the world after her death. Learn more about her and her music. Eva's beautiful voice will captivate you.
Mary Todd Lincoln's outlandish behavior and bouts with depression led many to believe she was insane. Modern medical knowledge may contradict that theory. Was she insane or overwhelmed with grief?
Hummingbird Cake recipe for a Southern favorite dessert served at pot luck dinners. Tips for baking this Kentucky State Fair Blue Ribbon winner.
Decoration Day in the South has been celebrated for hundreds of years. Learn about the rituals and traditions of this holiday that may have inspired the modern day observance of Memorial Day.
The book and movie tell the story of an Iowa farm wife and a National Geographic photographer who had a chance encounter that would keep their hearts connected for the rest of their lives.
Wolfman Jack was a legendary AM radio disc jockey in the 1960's and 1970's who became a cultural icon with his raspy voice and trademark wolf howl. Take a trip down memory lane with the Wolfman.
Ideas for using coffee grounds in your home and garden. Your efforts will get you a step closer to living a green lifestyle.
Some of the daughters of presidents were shy ugly ducklings while others were beautiful young ladies. Many First Daughters' accomplishments made their famous fathers proud.
First Lady Harriet Lane was one of only a few First Ladies of the United States who were not married to a president. When her uncle, James Buchanan, moved into the White House, Harriet was only in her twenties and...
Christmas trees are a tradition in most homes and the White House is no exception. Beautiful trees decorated in unique themes chosen by the First Ladies are endearing to the public but also have stirred controversy.
The young actors that played the Huxtable children in the Cosby Show on television are all grown up. See where the Cosby kids are now and how much they have changed.
Fans of Americana are enjoying a new craze sweeping across rural America, barn quilts. These wood quilt blocks are attached to barns and other buildings as public art. Learn how organizations have established driving...
WKRP in Cincinnati was a television comedy series in the 1970s and 1980s featuring a wacky cast of characters and their antics at a struggling radio station.
Choosing a name for your new baby is not always an easy task. Let's compare the most popular baby names of 2015 and those from 100 years earlier in 1915.
In 1861, while repairing President Abraham Lincoln's pocket watch, the watchmaker leaves a secret message inside the watch that would remain hidden for almost 150 years. While verifying the hidden message exists,...
Many older workers find themselves laid off and looking for a job. Not only is there stiff competition for jobs but there are age-related issues as well. However, age can be an asset!
During the final hours of President Bill Clinton's term in office, he granted 140 presidential pardons to federal criminals, some of whom were Clinton's friends and relatives. His actions resulted in worldwide criticism...
Heated discussions in the U.S. Congress sometimes led to violence on the Senate floor in the form of fistfights, gun play and severe beatings.
TV series finales are some of the best shows on television. Relive the final moments of M*A*S*H, Newhart, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and The Sopranos.
Everyone is familiar with the two famous sons of George and Barbara Bush. However, the other four Bush children are lesser known, especially the daughter that died as a child.
Liberty and Victory Gardens played important roles on the home front during World Wars I and II and gave Americans an opportunity to show their patriotism. Today, gardens are a source for healthy foods and outdoor...
Discover St Marks lighthouse, one of Florida's Gulf coast lighthouses with a Civil War past and located in a beautiful wildlife refuge.
Presidential inaugurations through the years have not only included patriotic traditions but famous firsts at America's presidents swearing in ceremonies. Read about dead canaries, smoking podiums and other...
Vietnam Veterans Memorial salutes the men and women who lost their lives during the Vietnam War. The popular Washington DC memorial not only is visited by millions yearly, it is controversial to some
Arlington National Cemetery is a national shrine and final resting place for men and women of the Armed Forces. If you are a veteran, you may be eligible for burial in Arlington.
Families of honorably discharged, deceased veterans are eligible to receive a Presidential Memorial Certificate. Article features instructions for obtaining this tribute to the deceased veteran.
A simple store clerk becomes a nationwide sensation due to her untimely and mysterious demise. Dateline: 1841.
The Great Moon Hoax about life discovered on the moon was a series of New York Sun articles in the 1800's. It proved to be a hoax aimed at gaining more circulation.
The tale of D. B. Cooper is a popular explanation about the only unsolved airplane hijacking in America. The mystery remains unsolved as the hijackers true identify was never confirmed and the ransom money was never...
Bonanza tv western show portraying life on the Ponderosa after the deaths of the main characters as seen through the eyes of the grandchildren of Ben Cartwright, the patriarch of the family.
Lighthouse Keeper Program allows vacationers to spend a week working in a participating Great Lakes lighthouse such as Grand Traverse or Tawas Point lighthouses.
Collecting S&H Green Stamps and redeeming them for gifts started back in 1896. Some thought of the stamp program as gambling!
History of the Nauset Beach Lighthouse which is the famous logo for Cape Cod Potato Chips. The lighthouse was moved to prevent it from falling off the cliff due to beach erosion.
The Esopus Meadows Lighthouse on the Hudson River has been fighting deterioration from acts of nature and malicious damage. It has survived thanks to the efforts of the Save Esopus Lighthouse Commission. Learn about...
A popular design trend is to decorate your kitchen with a particular theme. This article features a lighthouse kitchen theme with decorating ideas using nautical and lighthouse decorations.
The story of the famous Sailor and Nurse kiss photograph. A spontaneous kiss between a sailor and a nurse and caught on camera demonstrates the jubilation felt by our nation at the end of World War 2. The famous kiss...
The Hardy Boys Mystery books are a timeless series of stories about the adventures of Joe and Frank Hardy, two teenagers who fight crime and solve mysteries. Enjoyed through the years by old and young
Watermelons not only taste good but are good for you. Here is all the information you ever wanted to know about watermelons.
Nostalgic article about when the Fuller Brush man went door to door selling his products.
Radio was a "friend in the home" to rural America during the early and mid 1900s. Radio homemakers shared recipes, gardening tips and child rearing advice in radio programs aimed at rural homemakers.
Blue Ridge Pottery dishes made in the Appalachian mountains are very popular with collectors. History and information on Blue Ridge Pottery Show and Sale yearly in Erwin, Tennessee
Unicoi State Park in the north Georgia mountains is one of the state's most beautiful parks with outdoor activities including hiking, canoeing, camping and much more.