A Fire-Breathing Legend

The world’s most powerful passenger steam locomotive roars back to life, then home to Roanoke, Virginia.

Ranger of the Lost Art : Restoring National Park Posters

This former National Park Service ranger turned a chance discovery into a mission to recover the past—one poster at a time.

Hidden Wonders of Southern Illinois

The lush Shawnee National Forest shelters natural wonders that will recharge your spirit.

Man Versus Duck

Author shares funny story recounting his match-up with a beady-eyed duck that didn’t know it’s impolite to stare.

Salt-Rising Bread, or Pioneer Bread

Celebrating our 25th anniversary, Country shares our popular recipe for salt-rising bread.

This farmer in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley is doing the kind of work the author’s dad always loved best.

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Their Llamazing Journey

This couple got roped into exercising llamas at the fair and ended up with a backyard llama trekking business.

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