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Posted in American Countryside Illinois

The Game Board Patent

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/04/16Apr21-Macomb-Illinois-Monopoly-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)If you invented something you might get a patent.  That’s what Lizzie did, but her patent was quite a story…

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Posted in American Countryside Illinois

Preparing for Abe’s Debate

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/04/15Apr21-Macomb-Illinois-Lincoln-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It’s probably the most famous debate in American history – the Lincoln Douglas debates.  While the two where vying for…

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Posted in American Countryside Illinois

Picture of a Rugged Abe

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/04/14Apr21-Macomb-Illinois-Lincoln-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)These days it’s not a bid deal at all to take a picture.  The bigger problem is figuring out what…

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Posted in American Countryside Texas

Selling More Than Windmills

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/04/12Apr21-Windmill-Museum-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Good salesman can sell you an item you need.  Great salesman find a way to sell you many items you…

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Posted in American Countryside Texas

The Biggest Buyer of Windmills

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/04/09Apr21-Windmill-Museum-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Many farmers purchased windmills to pump water for their livestock.  But there was someone else buying windmills for another purpose,…

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Posted in American Countryside Texas

Farm Technology 900 Years in the Making

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/04/08Apr21-Windmill-Museum-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Just about every farmstead had one at one time – many remain, although few still perform the task they were…

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Posted in American Countryside New York

Bigger Than Life – Ethan Allen

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/04/07Apr21-Fort-Ticonderoga-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Sometimes history makes people seem bigger than life.  That’s certainly true for a man named Ethan Allen and his band…

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Posted in American Countryside New York

We Need Cannons

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/04/06Apr21-Fort-Ticonderoga-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It was one of the most important forts of the late 1700s and interestingly, it changed hands twice without a…

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Posted in American Countryside Minnesota

The Bishop who Persuaded Lincoln

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/03/05Apr21-Fairbault-Minnesota-4.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)The situation was bad, for all involved.  But what was about to take place in Minnesota was an injustice to…

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Posted in American Countryside Minnesota

A New Bishop For a New State

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/03/02Apr21-Fairbault-Minnesota-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Henry Whipple perhaps had no plans to move west as a young man.  But when he married, his wife encouraged…

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Posted in American Countryside Minnesota

Where the Straight Cannon Rivers Unite

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/03/01Apr21-Fairbault-Minnesota-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Today the meeting of the Straight and Cannon Rivers is probably not as important as it was 200 years ago,…

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Posted in American Countryside Minnesota

The Founder of Faribault

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/03/31Mar21-Fairbault-Minnesota-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)He was born on the frontier, and the frontier life is perhaps all he ever knew.  So it should be…

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Posted in American Countryside Ohio

Cemeteries without Headstones

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/03/30Mar21-Hopewell-Mounds-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Cemeteries usually have headstones to make the spot of loved ones who have passed.  But this civilization used something far…

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Posted in American Countryside Ohio

Long Before Columbus…

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/03/29Mar21-Hopewell-Mounds-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)History on this continent is young when compared to places like Europe…but that mentality is to forget about the centuries…

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Posted in American Countryside Ohio

The Non-Electric Shopping Mall

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/03/26Mar21-Lehmans-Amish-Store-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)If you lived without electricity…either by choice or simply because of the location you lived…where would you go to find…

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Posted in American Countryside Ohio

A Successful Business That’s Behind the Times

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/03/25Mar21-Lehmans-Amish-Store-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)If you’re going to do well in business you have to stay up with the times…but for jay Lehman…doing the…

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Posted in American Countryside North Carolina

The Amazing Invention with Little Attention

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/03/24Mar21-Wright-Brothers-Kittyhawk-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It was an event so important that it had to be captured on film…yet when it actually occurred, few would…

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Posted in American Countryside North Carolina

Preparing for Flight

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/03/23Mar21-Wright-Brothers-Kittyhawk-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It’s one of those locations that when you say the name of the place, there’s just one event that pops…

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Posted in American Countryside Indiana

Vincennes Rendezvous

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/03/22Mar21-Vincennes-Rendevous.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)In 1779, soldiers of the American Revolution set foot here to capture lands for the new United States.  Over two…

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Posted in American Countryside Oklahoma

What One Man Did with the Skeletons in His Closet

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/03/19Mar21-Osteology-Museum-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Jay has a lot of skeletons in his closet.  Oh, but there’s much more.  He has skeletons just about everywhere…

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