Posted in American Countryside Caribbean

Stepping Back in Time in St. Croix

It’s the easternmost point in U.S. territory…an island purchased by the United States in 1916. If you come here to visit, you’ll be amazed by…

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Posted in American Countryside History Iowa World War II

Tractors of the War

We may not think of ag equipment manufacturers having much to do with the U.S. military. However, during World War II, most of those companies…

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Posted in American Countryside History Iowa World War II

Now THAT’S a Tractor

If you think those high-tech gizmos on modern tractors are cool, you should check out a John Deere model from the 1940s. It’s equipped with…

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Big Bud – The World’s Biggest Tractor

If you want more information about Big Bud 747, featured in our latest show, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve gathered up some resources…

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Big Bud

Deere, Case, Oliver, Ford and Allis-Chalmers…they are but a few of the many companies that have built tractors. The largest tractor ever built belongs to…

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Posted in American Countryside Indiana

It’s a Duesy

In Northeast Indiana, there’s a town that once produced the top cars of the day. It’s still home to a showroom where some of the…

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Posted in American Countryside History Illinois

A Network of Ancient Cities

Before interstate highways existed, something apparently linked America’s first large cities. But we don’t know exactly what. Andrew McCrea examines that mystery on today’s American…

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Posted in American Countryside History Illinois

An Ancient City in Mid-America

Dickson, Illinois, is a nice town on the Illinois River. But it’s far from the first city in that location. Andrew goes back 1,000 years…

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The Peterson Farm Brothers

Andrew featured the Peterson Farm Brothers on his latest American Countryside show. We thought you might like to see some of their work. You can…

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Seven Great FREE Places to Visit with the Family this Summer

Here are seven places my family and I have discovered in the American Countryside listening area that are not only fun to visit, but also…

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Posted in Illinois Scenic Route

Scenic Route – Saving the World and Not Getting Credit

Would you believe there’s a man who helped save the world from nuclear holocaust, and you don’t even know his name? Andrew McCrea has his…

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Posted in Scenic Route Tennessee

Scenic Route – Rippa Villa Plantation

You’ve heard of marriages arranged because the bride and groom have certain cherished last names? How about marriages arranged based on a bride’s first name?…

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Scenic Route – Sheriff Buford Pusser

America’s lawmen have a special place in our hearts — and a special place in Hollywood. On the latest Scenic Route, Andrew McCrea checks in…

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Scenic Route – Presidential Limousines

They’re not the biggest or the fastest, but some of the most interesting cars in the world are the ones that get our presidents where…

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Scenic Route – Buffalo Bill & the Legend of the Wild West

Perhaps more than any other man, Buffalo Bill Cody helped shape the legend of the Wild West. But what’s truth and what’s legend about the…

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Scenic Route – A Series of Miracles

Serge Kreisberger was a little boy in Romania during the Holocaust, but he made it out alive through what he calls “a series of miracles.”…

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Scenic Route – Big Little Town

About 300 people live in Shickley, Nebraska, but that “big little town” has raised more than $2.5 million for community projects in the past decade….

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Posted in American Countryside Miscellaneous

A Wisconsin Dairy Farmer and an Alaska Gold Mine

When Dexter Clark decided that the life of a Wisconsin dairy farmer was not for him, he took up a new career that he says…

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Posted in American Countryside Civil War Podcast

Gettysburg Interviews

I hope you are enjoying our series of interviews from Gettysburg. I’ve spent quite a bit of time there recently and have really enjoyed the…

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