During the Great Depression, female librarians on horseback delivered books to remote cabins in the mountains of Appalachia. Through rugged terrain and harsh weather, they helped fight illiteracy as part of the Pack Horse Library Project.
Who are the 31 US presidents that are veterans and who are the 13 who never served in the military? What was their branch of service, rank, and who was the only president to receive the Purple Heart?
The year 2020 was the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment to the Constitution giving women the right to vote in the United States. Learn about the suffragists, including Susan B. Anthony, and the struggles for suffrage..
Discover the ghostly story of a bride who died by fire on her wedding day and whose restless spirit now haunts an old bridge in northwest Florida.
There are 441 members of the United States House of Representatives. Why are only 435 allowed to vote? Who are the congressmen that are barred from voting? Here's what you need to know.
How the vice president succeeds the president has been controversial in history since the death of President William Henry Harrison. The 25th Amendment to the Constitution cleared up the confusion.
The War on Poverty in Appalachia was met with different reactions and was linked to a murder. Years after the start of Johnson's attempts to cure the nation of poverty, this author asks: are we winning the war?
Story of a child born into slavery who secretly attends school and grows up to be a teacher and nurse during the Civil War.
Karen Pence was second lady of the United States as wife of the former vice president. Learn more about her family and her platform to make the public aware of the benefits of art therapy.
President Obama has been criticized for declaring 22 National Monuments during his presidency. Many Americans believe this is a political maneuver that caters to special interest groups. Could this be the case? One author assesses.
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.
Hillsville, Virginia, was not unlike the fictional TV town of Mayberry, but the 1912 massacre in the Carroll County courthouse changed the perception of the peaceful town and its people.
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 of depression led many to believe she was insane. Modern medical knowledge may contradict that theory. Was she insane or overwhelmed with grief?
Hummingbird cake was voted the winner of the "Favorite Cake" category at the 1978 Kentucky State Fair. The recipe features bananas, pineapple, and pecans. Here's how to make it.
Decoration Day has been celebrated for hundreds of years in the American South. Learn about the rituals and traditions of this holiday that may have inspired the modern-day observance known as Memorial Day.
The story of a chance encounter of an Iowa farm wife and a magazine photographer that would keep their hearts connected for the rest of their lives.
Wolfman Jack was a legendary AM radio disc jockey in the 1960s and '70s 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.
Many First Daughters' accomplishments made their famous fathers proud.
Harriet Lane was one of only a few First Ladies who were not married to a president. When her uncle, James Buchanan, moved into the White House, Harriet became the First Lady of the United States.
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, such as Melania Trump's red trees for Christmas 2018.
The young actors who 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. Learn how organizations have increased tourism in small towns across America by showcasing barn quilts.
WKRP in Cincinnati was a television comedy series in the 1970's and 1980's featuring a wacky cast of characters and their antics at a struggling radio station.
Help for expecting parents to choose a baby name. Let's compare the most popular newborn names of 2020 to those from 100 years earlier in 1920.
While repairing Lincoln's pocket watch, the watchmaker left a secret message inside that would remain hidden for almost 150 years. Verifying the message exists uncovers another mystery. What was the message? Why was it significant? Read on for the full story.
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!
On his last day in office, President Bill Clinton granted 140 pardons to federal criminals, some of whom were Clinton's friends and relatives, resulting in worldwide criticism still discussed today.
Heated discussions in the U.S. Congress sometimes led to violence on the Senate floor in the form of fistfights, gunplay, and severe beatings. How did this happen?
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.
George and Barbara Bush had six children. Everyone knows their two famous sons George and Jeb, but the other four Bush children are lesser known (especially the daughter that died as a child). Here's what you need to know about the other Bush children.
Liberty and Victory Gardens played important roles on the homefront during World Wars I and II and gave Americans an opportunity to show their patriotism. Today, gardens are a source of healthy foods and outdoor exercise.
Looking for historic places to explore on the Gulf Coast? Discover St Marks lighthouse, one of Florida's Gulf coast historical lighthouses with a Civil War past and located in a beautiful wildlife refuge.
History of presidential inaugurations and little known facts and interesting occurrences, such as Grant's dead birds and Kennedy's smoking podium!
Vietnam Veterans Memorial salutes Veterans who died during the war. The Wall has an interesting history surrounded by controversy. The Three Servicemen Statue and Women's Memorial are also in the park.
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. Included are instructions for obtaining this tribute to the deceased veteran.
Mary Cecilia Rogers, a simple store clerk, became a nationwide sensation due to her mysterious death and the theory that her acquaintance from the cigar shop, Edgar Allan Poe, was the murderer.
In the 1800's, a series of newspaper articles reported on the discovery of life on the moon. Learn how the public accepted this fake news which was a hoax to increase circulation of the New York Sun.
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 found.
The "Bonanza" TV movies portrayed life on The Ponderosa after the deaths of the main characters, as seen through the eyes of the grandchildren of Ben Cartwright.
The Lighthouse Keeper Program allows vacationers to spend a week or more working and living in a participating Great Lakes lighthouse such as Grand Traverse on Lake Michigan and Tawas Point on Lake Huron.
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 story of the famous Sailor and Nurse kiss photograph. A spontaneous kiss between a sailor and nurse caught on camera shows the jubilation at the end of World War 2.
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 the days when the Fuller Brush man went door to door selling his cleaning and personal care products. The Green River ordinance led to his death.
In the early years of radio in rural America, Radio Homemakers shared recipes, gardening tips and child rearing advice 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.