Special Air Mission 26000, which was known as Air Force One when it flew presidents from John F. Kennedy to Bill Clinton, is shown at Andrews Air Force Base in 1966. The jet that carried President Kennedy's body from Dallas and President Nixon to China had its final flight in 1998. AP hide caption

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Museum Builds New Hangar To Show Off Former Air Force One

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Katie Plas, a junior petroleum engineering major at Marietta College, studies before class. Maddie McGarvey for NPR hide caption

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How Low Oil Prices Are Changing Career Plans At An Ohio College

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Nancy Bruns, CEO of J.Q. Dickinson Salt-Works, gathers finished salt from an evaporation table in Malden, W.Va. Noah Adams for NPR hide caption

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Fine Brine From Appalachia: The Fancy Mountain Salt That Chefs Prize

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Sgt. Alvin C. York in 1919. Department of U.S. Army/AP hide caption

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Remembering Sgt. York, A War Hero Who Built A School

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Kelvin Cooperage, owned by brothers Kevin and Paul McLaughlin, is making white oak barrels for the newly-rising craft distillers. Here, oak scraps are burned inside the finished barrels to char them. Noah Adams/NPR hide caption

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As Bourbon Booms, Demand For Barrels Is Overflowing

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At Moriah Pie in Norwood, Ohio, Erin and Robert Lockridge serve homemade pizza and diners pay what they can. Christopher Kuettner hide caption

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An Unlikely Friday Night Pizza Cafe Has A Big Heart

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What Makes A Bike Pump Worth $450?

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It takes Jaxson Kuhlmann, 11, less than 30 minutes to complete his paper route in Carroll, Iowa. He's paid 10 to 12 cents per copy to deliver the paper five days a week. Noah Adams for NPR hide caption

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Carroll, Iowa: Where The Childhood Paper Route Is Alive And Well

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Julia Keller's crime series about prosecuting attorney Bell Elkins is set in a fictional town inspired by Guyandotte, W. Va., near where she grew up. Melissa Smith-Stanley/Courtesy of The Guyandotte Improvement & Historical Association hide caption

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In Mystery Series's W.Va. River Town, There's No Escape From Terror

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Pappy Van Winkle bourbons at Bourbons Bistro in Louisville, Ky. The spirit was pricey even before a heist at the distillery last October. Now, a 2-ounce pour can cost $100. Noah Adams/for NPR hide caption

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Want A Shot At $10,000? Solve Kentucky's Great Bourbon Mystery

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The Serpent Mound in southern Ohio is 3 feet high and more than 1,300 feet long. Courtesy of the Ohio Historical Society. hide caption

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The Ohio Snake Art That's Been Mid-Slither For A Millennium

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For A New View On The West Virginia Spill, Follow The Elk River

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Finding Stories Of Life Among The Tombstones

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Sparks fly as Dan Hensley pours liquid iron (at 2575 degrees Farenheit) into the mold for a piano plate destined for Steinway pianos, at O.S. Kelly foundry in Springfield, Ohio. Noah Adams/NPR hide caption

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In The Heat Of The Foundry, Steinway Piano 'Hearts' Are Made

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Apples sit in a bin after being harvested at Riveridge Produce in Sparta, Mich. The apple harvest in Michigan this year is projected to be about ten times larger than in 2012. Noah Adams/NPR hide caption

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Michigan Apple Harvest Recovers, But Pickers Are Scarce

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