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A Patent That Changed the Way People Farmed and Ranched

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/05/01Jun20-Sterling-Illinois-Dillon-Home-Barbed-Wire-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)In the 1870’s, a series of patents were first issued for this product that was destined to change the way…

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Posted in American Countryside Nebraska World War I

Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show in Europe

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/05/29May20-Buffalo-Bill-4.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)On the eve of Word War I, the European portion of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show quickly found their operation…

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Posted in American Countryside Nebraska

Was Buffalo Bill a Good Guy or a Bad Guy?

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/05/28May20-Buffalo-Bill-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Was Buffalo Bill a good guy or a bad guy? Well, that all depends on who you talk to around…

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Posted in American Countryside Nebraska

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http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/05/27May20-Buffalo-Bill-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Where was the first rodeo held? Many may try to lay claim to that title, but we do know who…

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Posted in American Countryside Nebraska

Famous for Food for Railroad Workers

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/05/26May20-Buffalo-Bill-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)This man became famous because he supplied food for railroad workers. Perhaps that doesn’t sound that extraordinary, but you certainly…

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Posted in American Countryside New Mexico

Transforming a Dream Into Inspiration

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/05/25May20-Angel-Fire-Vietnam-Memorial.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)The Westfalls had dreams of a ranch resort where they could retire.  Then tragedy struck and the plans for the…

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The Youngest Member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/05/22May20-Lewis-and-Clark-George-Shannon.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)He was the youngest member of the Lewis and Clark expedition to begin the trip in St. Louis. At 18…

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How the Lewis and Clark Expedition Began Change

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/05/21May20-Lewis-and-Clark-Nez-Perce-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)The Lewis and Clark expedition opened the way for many who would follow their trail to settle the west. But…

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Unexpected Consequences of a Changed Diet

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/05/20May20-Lewis-and-Clark-Nez-Perce-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Sometimes a change in your diet produces unexpected consequences. That was the case for the Lewis and Clark expedition, as…

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The First Farmers in America

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/05/19May20-Lewis-and-Clark-Sheheke.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)They were the first farmers in America, growing the crops, fruits and vegetables to sustain their tribe as well as…

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Singing on the Road

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/05/18May20-Lewis-and-Clark-Music.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Sometimes people sing on a road trip. This was the biggest of road trips and no doubt there was plenty…

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The Mysterious Death of Meriweather Lewis

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/05/15May20-Meriwether-Lewis-Mother-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Only three years after his return to St. Louis, Meriwether Lewis, one of the leaders of the great expedition to…

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Mother’s Influence on the Lewis & Clark Expedition

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/05/14May20-Meriwether-Lewis-Mother-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)A mother can influence the life of her son for his entire life. That was definitely the case for one…

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Posted in American Countryside Texas

The West Wasn’t Won With Horses

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/05/13May20-Fort-Lancaster-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)The west was won with horses and cowboys, right? Well, that wasn’t the plan at one time. In fact, if…

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Posted in American Countryside Texas

Halway Between San Antonio and El Paso

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/05/12May20-Fort-Lancaster-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)What will you find halfway between San Antonio and El Paso, Texas? Well, to be honest, there’s not much out…

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Posted in American Countryside Arizona

The Apache Leader Geronimo

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/05/11May20-Fort-Bowie-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Almost every American has heard of the Apache leader Geronimo, but few can tell you much about him. In a…

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Posted in American Countryside Arizona

A War in Southern Arizona

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/04/08May20-Fort-Bowie-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)At the same time the Civil War was being waged, another war occupied troops in southern Arizona. It was a…

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A CEO’s Philosophy of Business and Life

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/04/07May20-WD-40-Gary-Ridge-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)When you walk into the offices of this company you’ll be greeted by someone with a unique title.  They are…

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The Squeaky Wheel Gets WD40

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/04/06May20-WD-40-Gary-Ridge-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)A cliché says, “the squeaky wheel gets the grease.” In this case, Gary Ridge hopes the squeaky wheel gets WD40. …

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Failing 39 Times

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/04/05May20-WD-40-Gary-Ridge-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)If you failed at something 39 times, would you attempt success with a 40th try?  This company did, and of…

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