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Posted in American Countryside Arizona

Master of Mountain Unicycling

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/04/07May21-Rough-Terrain-Unicycling.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Many of us remember the struggle of learning to ride a bike as a kid.  Eventually we mastered it…and perhaps…

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Posted in American Countryside Illinois

The Cozy Dog

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/04/06May21-Route-66-Cozy-Dog.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Route 66 is full of pieces of Americana…and in central Illinois you’ll find a drive in over 70 years old…and…

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Posted in American Countryside Illinois

Cruising in the Land Yacht

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/04/05May21-Route-66-Pontiac-Illinois-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)If you asked someone in the U.S. to name a famous foreign highway, maybe they’d mention the German Autobahn or…

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Posted in American Countryside Illinois

Museum of the Mother Road

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/04/04May21-Route-66-Pontiac-Illinois-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It’s the museum of the Mother Road.  And you know you’ve got quite a historic route when there is an…

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Posted in American Countryside Illinois

Crossing the Ohio at Cave in Rock

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/04/03May21-Cave-in-Rock-Illinois-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It’s the end of the road in Illinois, and if you want to go further south on Route 1, you’ll…

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Posted in American Countryside Illinois

Cave In Rock

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/04/30Apr21-Cave-in-Rock-Illinois-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It was a dangerous portion of the Ohio River – not because of the current, but because of who might…

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Posted in American Countryside Oklahoma

The Cattlemen’s Steakhouse

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/04/29Apr21-Cattlemens-Steakhouse-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)You might go to a fancy clothing store to get measured for a suit.  But where do you go to…

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Posted in American Countryside Oklahoma

Beer for Breakfast

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/04/28Apr21-Cattlemens-Steakhouse-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Why are nurses on the night shift eating breakfast in the Oklahoma City Stockyards?  In a moment we’ll take you…

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Posted in American Countryside Missouri

Karlock’s Kars & Pop Culture Museum

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/04/27Apr21-Karlocks-Cars-Hannibal-MO.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Inside a building once used as a produce house way back in 1860, you’ll find a most interesting museum of…

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Posted in American Countryside Missouri

The Pandemics of the 1800s

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/04/26Apr21-Mark-Twain-Drug-Store-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)When the Mark Twain boyhood home was working on some new exhibits over a year ago, they thought they were…

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Posted in American Countryside Missouri

Mark Twain’s Hannibal

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/04/23Apr21-Mark-Twain-Drug-Store-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)The events we experience as a child can have a big impact on our future.  That was the case for…

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Posted in American Countryside Missouri

The Famous Man Above the Drug Store

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/04/22Apr21-Mark-Twain-Drug-Store-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)The second story of an old drug store may not seem to be a place of historical significance, and in…

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Posted in American Countryside Oklahoma

The $175,000 Banjo

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/04/21Apr21-American-Banjo-Museum-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)When I was in fifth grade I wanted to play the trumpet.  My parents scratched together $300 for a used…

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Posted in American Countryside Oklahoma

Dueling Banjos

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/04/20Apr21-American-Banjo-Museum-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)You’ve heard of dueling banjos…now multiply it times several hundred.  It’s a unique convention of sights and sounds that entertains…

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Posted in American Countryside Illinois

The Monopoly Patent

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/04/19Apr21-Macomb-Illinois-Monopoly-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Charles Darrow had a great new board game he sold to Parker Brothers – Monopoly.  The only problem was, Charles…

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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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