Before he was on the Five Dollar Bill, before school children memorized his words through the decades, before he was the Great Emancipator, he was a candidate for the office of President…and it wasn’t looking so good. He endeavored to make a trip to the Kansas Territory to see for himself the violence that had been brought about by the policy of popular sovereignty and maybe earn himself a few extra delegates to the upcoming Republican Convention. A rare look at candidate Lincoln and his trip to the West.
Magic as tornado prevention? Tornadoes are a big concern out in the wheat fields of north central Oklahoma. The little town of Wakita was blown away by an F-5 Tornado but only as a part of the script of the 1996 Blockbuster Twister. Actually, Wakita has never been touched by a tornado. Some say an old Indian spell is the reason.
This time around I let an old friend tell the tale of his parent’s whirlwind wedding that involved a ring locked in a bank vault over the Thanksgiving holiday, a Billy Graham Crusade and a potential court-martial. It may sound crazy but it’s kind of par for the course for the family of Neal Hallford.
We’ve all sung it, the second most played Christmas song of all time, but few know the story behind Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer. From a random assignment for the Montgomery-Ward Department Store Company, a Christmas institution was born, but not without a few obstacles in the way!
It’s a tale of a lost opportunity at a college education, a one-way ticket to Flagstaff and the fate of a planet! This is the inspiring story of Kansas Farm Boy Clyde Tombaugh and his determination to follow his dreams from the middle of nowhere to the ends of the Solar System!