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Scenic Route 14: The North Dakota Boy and the Top of the World

Carl Ben Eielson grew up in North Dakota, but his aviation career took him much further north than that. The latest edition of The Scenic…

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Beyond Bismarck: Five Fun Visits in North Dakota

Some may think North Dakota has few places to explore. I have found quite the opposite. While cities such as Fargo, Grand Forks and Bismarck…

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Scenic Route 13: Paula Neuman Gris

On this edition of The Scenic Route, Andrew talks to Paula Neuman Gris, who was just three years old when her family was broken up…

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More on Lake Bemidji

Wednesday’s show featured information on the statue of Paul Bunyan and Babe, his trusty blue ox sidekick, on the shores of Lake Bemidji. That’s a…

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Visiting St. Joseph, Mo.

We’ve spent a lot of time in historic St. Joseph, Missouri, over the past week. If any of our shows piqued your interested and have…

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Civil War Deaths Off the Battlefield

Many soldiers died in the Civil War to things uncommon today. Simple adjustments in sanitation and cleanliness were a big part of that story. Today we take…

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Raising the Civil War Death Toll

In recent years, the casualty estimates from the Civil War have been raised. Joe Houts says there’s a good reason for it, and his great-great grandfather’s…

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Medicine in the Civil War

Most of us would do good just to know the name of our great, great grandfather. Joe Houts not only knows his name, but could write…

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History’s First House Flipper?

Imagine building a grand, castle-like home for your wife, only to have her grow tired of it just a few years after moving in. No…

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The St. Joe Seven: Great Experiences In One of the Midwest’s Most Historic Towns

All this week, The American Countryside is in St. Joseph, Missouri. I’ve been around St. Joe for most of my life and here are seven…

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Video: St. Joe’s Early Entrepreneur

The latest American Countryside video features St. Joseph, Missouri, and one of its early entrepreneurs. William Wyeth helped outfit settlers as they headed west from…

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St. Joseph’s Early Entrepreneur

Today we begin a series from St. Joseph, MO…the city many know as the place the Pony Express began and Jesse James ended. When the…

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Posted in American Countryside History Presidents

The Poisoned President?

Zachary Taylor died in office in 1850, yet his body was exhumed over a century later to determine if his death was really due to…

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The Wounded Eyewitness

James Tague holds an interesting distinction in the assassination of President John F Kenney. Other than the president and Governor Connelly, Tague was the only…

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A Skeptical Eyewitness

We continue our story with James Tague, a man who witnessed the assassination of president Kenney and was wounded by a piece of shrapnel. Remember,…

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Scenic Route: Witness to an Assassination

You may think you know all there is to know about the JFK assassination. But there was one man wounded that day who you’ve probably…

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Share The American Countryside

We’ve been pretty busy lately trying to bring you The American Countryside however you want it, whenever you want it, and wherever you want it….

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Moments After an Assassination…

The city of Dallas was abuzz with excitement on November 22, 1963 as President Kennedy made a visit to the city and rode in a…

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James Tague – Eyewitness and Researcher

James Tague was not only an unexpected eyewitness to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, he also has become a dedicated historical researcher. Tague’s…

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Accidental Eyewitness to History

This week we resume our series on the coming 50th anniversary of the assassination of President Kennedy. We visit with James Tague, an accidental eyewitness…

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