An Ozark Original: Springfield’s World-Famous Cashew Chicken

Springfield, Missouri

One of the world’s favorite Chinese dishes was crafted right here on the other side of the globe

Wild Bill Hickok and the Mother of All Shootouts

Springfield, Missouri

Hollywood may have glorified the main-street gunfight of the Old West, but all fiction has at least one foot in reality—Wild Bill was the real deal

5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Springfield

Springfield, Missouri

Come discover what lies just off the beaten path of the Main Street of America

A Man, Some Tackle, and a Dream: The Story of John Morris’s Bass Pro

Springfield, Missouri

It’s a story about a man and his love for fishing. Like many a fishing tale, the story of Bass Pro starts with some lures and a strong drink. Sort of.

100 Years and Counting: Historic Restaurants of the South (Part 1)

Middleburg, VA; Bardstown, KY; Arrow Rock, MO; New Orleans, LA; Austin, TX, Potomac, MD; Meridian, MS

In business for no less than a century, these dining venues are where history meets the culinary world

Mascots of the SEC: Part Three

Jackson, Mississippi; Oxford, Mississippi; Columbia, Missouri; Columbia, South Carolina

Bullies, controversy, fighting chickens, and a little bit of Civil War history. Always expect the unexpected in the Southeastern Conference, especially when it comes to mascots.

Confederate Chaplain E. M. Bounds and the Battle of Franklin

Franklin, Tennessee

E. M. Bounds wrote many books on prayer, and his life was one of prayer—especially in the days after the Battle of Franklin

A Cowgirl in a Cowboy’s World: Part Three

Princeton, Missouri; Hunt, Texas; Goodnight, Texas

Whether it was teaching life lessons to generations of young women, defending the weak, or just living life their own way and leaving a positive mark on the world, these women embodied the spirit of a cowgirl

A Cowgirl in a Cowboy’s World: Part One

Austin, Texas; Mulhall, Oklahoma; Alpine, Texas

Unintentional leaders, these Southern cowgirls reshaped the worlds they lived in while shaping a future for the generations to follow

Huck Finn’s Original: Hannibal’s Tom Blankenship

Hannibal, Missouri

Even with his stumbling manners and tendency to incite reproach, Tom Blankenship stole the heart of Samuel Clemens and, through Huck Finn, the hearts of generations of readers to come

Infamous Southerners: Part Four

Ash Grove, Missouri; Jackson County, Missouri; Van Buren, Arkansas

A mother who loves her boys, a church-going “deacon” who neither smokes nor drinks, a Wild West showman and author. Don’t sound much like the South’s worst outlaws, do they?

Infamous Southerners: Part Three

San Saba County, Texas; Lexington, Missouri; Fort Concho, Texas; Bonham, Texas

We’d like to introduce you to some of the deadliest men ever to step foot in the South