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Posted in American Countryside Massachusetts

It’s Thanksgiving at Berkley Plantation

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/11/27Nov20-ThanksgivingcBerkley-Plantation.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)You may have thought Thanksgiving dates back to the Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony in today’s state of Massaschusettes.  But, in…

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Posted in American Countryside Massachusetts

Celebrating Thanksgiving at Plymouth Rock

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/11/26Nov20-Thanksgiving-Plymouth-Rock.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Each Thanksgiving we are likely to remember the Pilgrims who landed at Plymouth Rock.  But is that rock really the…

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Posted in American Countryside North Dakota

The Life of a Fishing Guide

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/11/25Nov20-Devils-Lake-Fishing-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)When you are a fishing guide in North Dakota, you better know how to ice fish, because that’s what half…

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Posted in American Countryside North Dakota

Perch the Size of Footballs

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/11/24Nov20-Devils-Lake-Fishing-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)When I did the interview that you will hear today, I thought I was in for a big fish story. …

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Posted in American Countryside North Dakota

In Search of That Big Fish

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/11/23Nov20-Devils-Lake-Fishing-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)You’ve heard the cliché about being a big fish in a little pond.  Well, Zippy knows a lot about fishes…

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Posted in American Countryside North Dakota

A Growing Lake

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/11/20Nov20-Devils-Lake-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Imagine a lake where just a few feet in rising water creates large amounts of new water acreage.  In fact,…

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Posted in American Countryside North Dakota

Named For an Accident from Centuries Ago

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/11/19Nov20-Devils-Lake-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)The name of this body of water is foreboding.  A name derived from an accident that took place centuries ago. …

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Posted in American Countryside Nebraska

Making An Impact

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/11/18Nov20-Shickley-Nebraska-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Most of us give to charities.  Some of those organizations may be local, but many are national or even global. …

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Posted in American Countryside Nebraska

One of the Mightiest Towns in the Land

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/11/17Nov20-Shickley-Nebraska-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)There are 340 residents in Shickley, Nebraska.  If you count up all the folks living in the local school district,…

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Posted in American Countryside Illinois

Facing Santa Anna in the Mexican War

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/11/16Nov20-Santa-Annas-Leg.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It’s been over 150 years since Illinois soldiers faced Santa Anna in the Mexican War.  However traces of that battle…

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Posted in American Countryside Missouri

Turning Back the Clock 200 Years

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/11/13Nov20-Big-Oak-Tree-State-Park.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Today we say hello to KYMO in East Prairie, Missouri.  Listeners there know the Mississippi River bottomlands stretch for hundreds…

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Posted in American Countryside Iowa

Losing All Five Sullivan Children

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/11/12Nov20-Sullivan-Brothers-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)One cannot fathom the thought of losing five children in one event, but that’s exactly what happened to the Sullivans. …

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Posted in American Countryside Iowa

Remembering the Sacrifices

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/11/11Nov20-Sullivan-Brothers-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Veteran’s Day is a time we remember the sacrifices of those who fought for the freedoms we enjoy in the…

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Posted in American Countryside Iowa

Remembering Five Brothers from Waterloo

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/11/10Nov20-Sullivan-Brothers-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)After the attack on Pearl Harbor, many young men in the country rushed to join the military to fight for…

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Posted in American Countryside Arkansas

A Famous Ridge of Land

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/11/09Nov20-Crowleys-Ridge-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)You’ll find the town of Kennett, Missouri in the state’s bootheel, about 15 miles west of the Mississippi River.  It’s…

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Posted in American Countryside Arkansas

Crowley’s Ridge

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/10/06Nov20-Crowleys-Ridge-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Lots of rivers, towns and mountains are named after people who settled in a specific area.  This man never imagined…

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Posted in American Countryside Iowa

A Different Cemetery

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/10/05Nov20-Hobo-Museum-4.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)In Britt, Iowa you’ll find a section of the town’s cemetery that looks different than the rest.  The stones are…

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Posted in American Countryside Iowa

Luring a Convention

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/10/04Nov20-Hobo-Museum-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Lots of cities work to lure conventions to town.  They may offer several amenities to take advantage of the economic…

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Posted in American Countryside Iowa

Catching a Train Ride on a No Budget Trip

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/10/03Nov20-Hobo-Museum-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It was quite an adventure.  Shorty and Frog caught and westbound train and were headed over the Rocky Mountains and…

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Posted in American Countryside Iowa

A Visit with Hobos

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/10/02Nov20-Hobo-Museum-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)When I told my son on a recent trip that we were going to stop and visit with a couple…

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