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Grab your ticket for a scenic cross-country flight, from the mountains to the prairies, and from sea to shining sea.

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Grab your ticket for a scenic cross-country flight, from the mountains to the prairies, and from sea to shining sea.

    • video
    One of America's Most Legendary Military Command Centers

    One of America's Most Legendary Military Command Centers

    From a secret underground command center carved out of the Rocky Mountains, the North American Aerospace Defense Command used to watch the skies for Soviet missiles and prepare for a nuclear attack.

    • 1 min
    • video
    The Volcanoes of Hawaii

    The Volcanoes of Hawaii

    Hawaii was born around 40 million years ago, from sea volcanoes and the shifting Earth.

    • 2 min
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    You Probably Don't Want Your Airline Pilot to Try This

    You Probably Don't Want Your Airline Pilot to Try This

    Third generation stunt pilot and Minnesota's favorite daredevil, John Mohr, attempts astonishing aerial acrobatics in his 1943 Stearman biplane.

    • 2 min
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    This is How Mark Twain Got His Pen Name

    This is How Mark Twain Got His Pen Name

    Growing up on the banks of the Mississippi River fueled the imagination of a young boy named Samuel Clemens. The world would later know him as Mark Twain.

    • 2 min
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    Why Amelia Earhart's Memorial Is Best Seen from the Air

    Why Amelia Earhart's Memorial Is Best Seen from the Air

    Home of Amelia Earhart and the first commercially produced plane in the country, Kansas has earned its reputation as the capital of flight.

    • 3 min
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    How the Great Fire of 1871 Actually Benefitted Chicago

    How the Great Fire of 1871 Actually Benefitted Chicago

    Though tragic, if it hadn't been for the Great Fire of 1871, it's unlikely Chicago would have had the opportunity to redesign the city with the modern skyline it has today.

    • 2 min

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