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Posted in American Countryside Kansas

A Battle With Inevitable Results

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/09/18Sep20-Osawatamie-John-Brown-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)The shots at Ft. Sumter in April of 1861 are often considered the first military action of the Civil War. …

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Posted in American Countryside Kansas

A Historic Vote on Slavery

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/09/17Sep20-Osawatamie-John-Brown-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)In the years just ahead of the Civil War, thousands of people came to Kansas ahead of a critical vote…

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Posted in American Countryside Nebraska

Engagement Through the Mail

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/09/16Sep20-North-Platte-WWII-Canteen-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Imagine getting engaged to someone you only knew through letters.  That’s what happened here, thanks to one young lady who…

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Posted in American Countryside Nebraska

The Payoff of a Group Effort

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/09/15Sep20-North-Platte-WWII-Canteen-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It was a massive volunteer effort involving people from well over a hundred communities scattered across western Nebraska and beyond. …

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Posted in American Countryside Nebraska

A Gift with Impact

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/09/14Sep20-North-Platte-WWII-Canteen-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Rae Wilson went to the depot to give her brother a Christmas gift.  When he did not arrive, a new…

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Posted in American Countryside Nebraska

A City Within A City

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/09/11Sep20-Golden-Spike-Tower-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)The population of North Platte, Nebraska is about 23,000 people.  That’s also about the number you might find working at…

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Posted in American Countryside Nebraska

The Golden Spike Tower

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/09/10Sep20-Golden-Spike-Tower-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It’s called the Golden Spike Tower, a platform that rises from the High Plains to provide a bird’s eye view…

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Posted in American Countryside Nebraska

The Center of the Nation’s Rail Car Traffic

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/09/09Sep20-Golden-Spike-Tower-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It’s the largest rail yard in the world and it sits in a small city in the middle of the…

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Posted in American Countryside Missouri

Making the Most of His Time

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/09/08Sep20-Peculiar-Clock-Man.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)If time is money, then Larry Boucher has to be one of the wealthiest men alive.  We’ll try to make…

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Posted in American Countryside Civil War Maryland

Lessons from Gettysburg That Save Lives Today

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/08/07Sep20-Civil-War-Medicine-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It is a place that uses the lessons of Gettysburg to save lives in places like Iraq and Afghanistan –…

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Posted in American Countryside Civil War Maryland

The Civil War Medicine Museum

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/08/04Sep20-Civil-War-Medicine-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)There are many museums dedicated to the Civil War, but this one covers a unique aspect that fascinates many visitors. …

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Posted in American Countryside Civil War Maryland

Biting a Bullet to East the Pain

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/08/03Sep20-Civil-War-Medicine-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Some people think Civil War medicine involved a saw and a patient biting a bullet to ease the pain.  The…

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Posted in American Countryside Pennsylvania

The Discovery With a Kite

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/08/31Aug20-Benjamin-Franklin-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)His first invention involved a kite, and perhaps his most famous discovery involved one too.  We look at the life…

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Posted in American Countryside Pennsylvania

A Founding Father in a Sports Hall of Fame

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/08/28Aug20-Benjamin-Franklin1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)He’s the only founding father in a sports hall of fame.  The amazing story of the eldest signer of the…

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Posted in American Countryside Nebraska

A Place Called Carhenge

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/08/27Aug20-Carhenge-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)In all of my travels I have found several themes that seem to hold true across many small towns.  One…

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Posted in American Countryside Nebraska

A Unique Site at Alliance, Nebraska

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/08/26Aug20-Carhenge-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Today we say hello to our listeners on KCOW in Alliance, Nebraska.  Look up that town in an atlas and…

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Posted in American Countryside Nebraska

A Favorite Attraction in Rural Nebraska

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/08/25Aug20-Carhenge-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)My son is in the 7th grade.  Ask him what one of his favorite attractions was on any family vacation…

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Posted in American Countryside California

A Special Place for Rock Climbers

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/08/24Aug20-Joshua-Tree-National-Park-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)To some people a rock is just a rock, but to those who climb them, this place is special.  It…

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Posted in American Countryside California

Joshua Tree National Park

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/08/21Aug20-Joshua-Tree-National-Park-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Summer heat and a lack of water have always made this a difficult place to make a living…yet evidence shows…

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Posted in American Countryside California

The Joshua Tree

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/08/20Aug20-Joshua-Tree-National-Park-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Although it is called a tree by name, it certainly doesn’t look anything like an oak, elm or maple.  In…

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