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An Expert on a Reality Show

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/01/21Jan22-Mark-Hall-Patton.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It today’s world of reality television shows, things that once may have seemed quite ordinary have become worldwide hits. One…

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Posted in American Countryside North Carolina

A First White House Meeting

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/01/20Jan22-Ray-Starling-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It was Ray’s first time in the Oval Office and he did not want to mess up his presentation.  He…

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An Ag Advisor in the White House

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/01/19Jan22-Ray-Starling-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)During the middle of the farm crisis in the 1980s, those in agriculture lobbied to have a full time staff…

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When the White House Calls

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/01/18Jan22-Ray-Starling-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Ray was expecting a call from a guy trying to sell him some firewood.  When an unknown number popped up…

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The Colorful Cessna at Las Vegas Airport

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/01/17Jan22-Las-Vegas-Endurance-Plane-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)If you’ve ever flown into the Las Vegas airport, you may have noticed a colorful Cessna airplane hanging from the…

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The Longest Flight

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/01/13Jan22-Las-Vegas-Endurance-Plane-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)What’s the longest time a plane has stayed in the air without landing and with the same two men at…

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One of Two Vertical Woolen Mills

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/01/13Jan22-Faribault-Woollen-Mill-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)There are only two vertical woolen mills remaining in the U.S.  One has been in this town since the days…

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Buying a Century Old Business

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/01/12Jan22-Faribault-Woollen-Mill-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Paul Mooty says if he drove his own car one day back in 2011 down to Faribault, Minnesota, he might…

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Using a Horse-Walked Treadmill to Produce Wool Blankets

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/01/11Jan22-Faribault-Woollen-Mill-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Imagine a time when a horse walked a treadmill to help power the machines that produced wool blankets for early…

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From Slave to Soldier

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/01/10Jan22-Chattanooga-Battlefield-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Imagine being a slave at the beginning of the Civil War only later to have an opportunity to join the…

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A Focal Point of Intense Fighting

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/12/07Jan22-Chattanooga-Battlefield-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Today it is a beautiful city perched along the hills and rivers of southeastern TN. But during the Civil War,…

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The Luna Café

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/12/06Jan22-Luna-Cafe-2022.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)In front of the Luna Café, on old route 66 near Mitchell, Illinois, you’ll find a beautifully restored neon sign…the…

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Turkey Tracks

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/12/05Jan22-Turkey-Tracks-2022.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)There is definitely an art to tracking and calling a wild turkey.  Jerry Law had no trouble tracking this turkey….

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The Turpentine Wildlife Refuge

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/12/04Jan22-Turpentine-Wildlife-Refuge-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Lots of people come to Eureka Springs, Arkansas every year to enjoy the Ozark setting and attractions.  One of the…

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A Trailer Full of Tigers

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/12/03Jan22-Turpentine-Wildlife-Refuge-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Occasionally you hear of a large truckload of cattle or hogs that is stranded on the highway and other trucks…

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Best of 2021: The Monopoly Patent

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/12/31Dec21-Best-of-2021-Macomb-Illinois-Monopoly.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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Best of 2021: The Making of a Real-Life Superhero

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/12/30Dec21-Best-of-2021-Evel-Knievel-Museum.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)There was no stunt he wouldn’t consider.  And because of his daredevil nature, some have called him the first, real-life…

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Best of 2021: The Worst Bombing Crew Becomes the Best

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/12/29Dec21-Best-of-2021-Boise-City-Bombing.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)They made a mistake worthy of a court martial.  A bombing crew made a wrong turn and bombed their own…

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Best of 2021: The US President & The Hitchhiker

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/12/28Dec21-Best-of-2021-Bob-Slater.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It’s a big deal to meet the president of the United States.  Some people will do just about anything to…

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Best of 2021: Building a Library You Can Fish From

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/12/27Dec21-Best-of-2021-Ben-Hur.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Some people fix up their office with pictures and knick knacks that remind them of their favorite things in life. …

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