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Posted in American Countryside Illinois

Abraham Lincoln’s Senator Challenger

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/02/25Feb20-Stephen-Douglas-2020.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Abraham Lincoln led the country through the Civil War, but it was this man who defeated him for the senate…

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Posted in American Countryside Massachusetts

Where Water Powers the Machines

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/02/24Feb20-Saugus-Ironworks-2020.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It is a factory that began operation over a century before England’s colonies became the United State of America.  We…

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Posted in American Countryside Presidents Virginia

George Washington’s Birthplace

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/02/21Feb20-George-Washington-Birthplace.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)George Washington’s birth date was always clear–February 22, 1732.  The location of his birth though was difficult to pinpoint.  It’s…

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Posted in American Countryside Presidents Virginia

Thomas Jefferson’s Neighbor

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/02/20Feb20-James-Monroe.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Thomas Jefferson’s home is one of the best known and most visited in the United States.  However, just drive down…

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Posted in American Countryside Illinois

Smoke-filled Rooms

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/02/19Feb20-Blackstone-Hotel-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)You many have heard of backroom political deals referred to as having taken place in a smoke-filled room.  Today I’ll…

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Posted in American Countryside Illinois

A Chicago Landmark

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/02/18Feb20-Blackstone-Hotel-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)When it was constructed just over a century ago, it was the tallest building in Chicago.  It remains a landmark…

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Posted in American Countryside Massachusetts Presidents

Sandwiched Between Two Notable Presidents

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/02/17Feb20-John-Adams.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)His presidency was sandwiched between presidential greats George Washington and Thomas Jefferson…and unfortunately, much of his work in helping form…

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Posted in American Countryside Presidents

A Decisive Role in History

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/02/14Feb20-Andrew-Johnson-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)When John F Kennedy wrote the book, “Profiles in Courage,” he wrote about several people who had decisive roles in…

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Posted in American Countryside Presidents

One of Lincoln’s Worst Calls

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/02/13Feb20-Andrew-Johnson-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Abraham Lincoln’s face is on Mt. Rushmore because of the leadership he showed during the American Civil War.  However, in…

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Posted in American Countryside Presidents

A President Mostly Forgotten

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/02/12Feb20-Andrew-Johnson-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)During February we remember the birthday of Abraham Lincoln.  Today we take a look at a man who held the…

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Posted in American Countryside Kansas City Missouri

A Bull on the Run in the Ladies Room

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/02/11Feb20-Kansas-City-Union-Station-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)If you’ve been around cattle for much of your life, you know there are times when one in the bunch…

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Posted in American Countryside Kansas City Missouri

The Spark That Created the FBI

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/02/10Feb20-Kansas-City-Union-Station-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Some say this event was the spark that created today’s FBI.  It was a crime that made national headlines and…

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Posted in American Countryside Kansas City Missouri

The Second Largest Train Station

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/01/07Feb20-Kansas-City-Union-Station-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Grand Central Station is the largest train station in the country when measured by the actual size of the building….

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Posted in American Countryside North Dakota

An Amazing Grazing Animal

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/01/06Feb20-National-Buffalo-Museum-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)When you think of athletic animals you probably don’t quickly choose a buffalo to fit the bill.  But in a…

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Posted in American Countryside North Dakota

Bison or Buffalo?

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/01/05Feb20-National-Buffalo-Museum-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Are they bison or buffalo, or if there any difference?  In a moment you’ll hear why the names can make…

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Posted in American Countryside North Dakota

The Land Where the Buffalo Roam

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/01/04Feb20-National-Buffalo-Museum-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)We’ve all heard of the vast herds of buffalo that once roamed the high plains.  At one time there numbers…

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Posted in American Countryside Civil War Maryland

The Aftermath of Antietam

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/01/03Feb20-Antietam-National-Battlefield-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Even by today’s standards the cost of this battle was staggering.  It was a twelve hour conflict that saw a…

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Posted in American Countryside Civil War Maryland

From Harvest Fields to Cemetery

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/01/31Jan20-Antietam-National-Battlefield-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)These fields were filled with ears of corn nearing the harvest during September.  The kernels would never be shelled though. …

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Posted in American Countryside Civil War Maryland

Holding the Enemy’s Plan of Attack

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/01/30Jan20-Antietam-National-Battlefield-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Imagine going into battle and having the enemy’s plan of attack in your hands.  It sounds like it would not…

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Posted in American Countryside Indiana

Traveling the Globe to Help People Face Fears

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/01/29Jan20-Fear-Facer-Michelle-Poler-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It all began with a list of one hundred fears.  Some may not have seemed like fears for some –…

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