Posted in American Countryside Colorado

Tracking Down a Stolen Masterpiece

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/08/12Aug22-Kit-City-Carousel-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)We appreciate the folks listening on KNAB in Burlington, Colorado who helped us with a story that’s nearly a century…

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Posted in American Countryside Colorado

An Over The Top Purchase

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/08/11Aug22-Kit-Carson-Carousel-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)The general public usually wants its elected officials to be fiscally responsible.  But the purchase the commissioners in Kit Carson…

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Posted in American Countryside Minnesota

The Yellowstone Trail

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/08/10Aug22-Yellowstone-Trail-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Today we don’t think much of hoping on an interstate to zip from one location to the next. But a…

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Posted in American Countryside Minnesota

The Amazing Life of Michael Dowling

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/08/09Aug22-Yellowstone-Trail-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)You’ve probably never heard of a man named Michael Dowling who spent most of his life in southwester Minnesota in…

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Posted in American Countryside Minnesota

The Minnesota Machinery Museum

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/08/08Aug22-Minnesota-Machinery-Museum.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)The school closed in the small town of Hanley Falls, Minnesota in the late 1970s.  Many people wondered what to…

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The Small But Mighty Popcorn Stand

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/07/05Aug22-Granite-Falls-Popcorn-Stand-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)1919 was an important year in Granite Falls, Minnesota.  Amidst the hubbub of that year, people at the time wouldn’t…

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Posted in American Countryside Minnesota

A Unique Business Brining Big Dollars to Local Causes

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/07/04Aug22-Granite-Falls-Popcorn-Stand-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Many organizations work to raise money for local causes. That is the case for the Kiwanis Club in Granite Falls,…

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Posted in American Countryside Minnesota

A Business Born in 1919

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/07/03Aug22-Granite-Falls-Popcorn-Stand-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)The folks here can tell you the exact date two brothers started, what to them, must have seemed to simply…

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Posted in American Countryside Iowa

Escape from the Squirrel Cage Jail

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/07/02Aug22-Squirrel-Cage-Jail-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Prisoners have used many different methods to escape from their cells.  A man in this jail crawled through pipes of…

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Posted in American Countryside Iowa

Hamsters in a Prison Wheel

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/07/01Aug22-Squirrel-Cage-Jail-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)If you seem to be busy, but going nowhere in life, you might be said to be a “hamster in…

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Posted in American Countryside Texas

A Drink That Was Good for You

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/07/29Jul22-Dublin-Bottling-Works-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)There are a lot of studies that show high consumption of sugary drinks is bad for your waistline and your…

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Posted in American Countryside Texas

Shoot Me a Waco

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/07/28Jul22-Dublin-Bottling-Works-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)If someone walked into a restaurant and said, “Shoot me a Waco,” no one would probably know what they meant. …

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Posted in American Countryside Oregon

The McGloflin House

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/07/27Jul22-McGloflin-House.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Today it is just a historic site overlooking the Oregon’s Wilamette River…yet the man who lived here is regarded to…

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Posted in American Countryside Kansas

Turkey Red & the Liberty Bell

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/07/26Jul22-Mennonite-Heritage-Center-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Perhaps you’ve seen the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia.  But have you see the Liberty Bell in Goessel, Kansas?  The version…

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The Mennonites Meet the Tsar

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/07/25Jul22-Mennonite-Heritage-Center-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)This community in central Kansas traces their lineage to the Netherlands, Poland and the Ukraine.  During their journey it was…

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Posted in American Countryside California

Liberation from a POW Camp

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/07/22Jul22-Sy-Brenner-4.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Life inside a POW camp in Germany was a struggle for survival.  Yet inside the barbed wire and the horrific…

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Posted in American Countryside California

Strange Messages in the Night

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/07/21Jul22-Sy-Brenner-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Sy Brenner was an American soldier captured by the Germans and held in a POW camp.  He was fearful his…

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Posted in American Countryside California

Becoming the POW Doctor

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/07/20Jul22-Sy-Brenner-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Sy Brenner served as a medic during World War II.  However, he was about to be asked to serve in…

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Posted in American Countryside California

Sy Brenner KIA?

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/07/19Jul22-Sy-Brenner-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)November 29th, 1944 was the night Sy Brenner was killed in action in southern France.  At least that’s what many…

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Posted in American Countryside Missouri

Finding the Signature in the Cave

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/07/18Jul22-Mark-Twain-Cave-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Imagine looking through 250,000 signatures, in dark narrow passages with a flashlight in an effort to find where one very…

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