Posted in American Countryside Maryland

USS Constellation

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/11/02Dec22-USS-Constellation-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)A trip to the Baltimore harbor will provide you a glimpse of many ships.  But it is perhaps the oldest…

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Posted in American Countryside Colorado

Rescue at Sea

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/11/01Dec22-USS-Indianapolis-4.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)When Japan surrendered to the U.S, Americans rejoiced to know that the conflict was coming to an end.  Buried in…

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Posted in American Countryside Colorado

The Story of Survival – USS Indianapolis

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/11/30Nov22-USS-Indianapolis-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)We’ve shared many stories of veterans on this show over the years.  All are important stories, yet this one stands…

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Posted in American Countryside Colorado

Top Secret Cargo Destined for Japan

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/11/29Nov22-USS-Indianapolis-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)As August of 1945 neared, one ship took a top secret cargo across the Pacific.  But for the men of…

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Posted in American Countryside Colorado

The Remarkable Service of Paul Murphy

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/11/28Nov22-USS-Indianapolis-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)He grew up in the heart of the Midwest but during world war II his life at sea would become…

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Posted in American Countryside Massachusetts

The Mayflower’s Landing Spot

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/11/25Nov22-Mayflower-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Today we associate the Pilgrims with the town of Plymouth, Massachusetts. However, the landing spot was a bit accidental…

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Posted in American Countryside Massachusetts

Pilgrims in Search of a Ship

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/11/24Nov22-Mayflower-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It just happened to be a ship that was available to sail, but the ship that was chosen is still…

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Posted in American Countryside Utah

The Bank is in the Mail

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/11/23Nov22-Bank-of-Vernal-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It was a mail shipment so large that it overwhelmed a tiny post office and caused the postal service to…

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Building A Bank One Brick at a Time

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/11/22Nov22-Bank-of-Vernal-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)If you need to ship 40 tons of bricks, you of course use…parcel post.  That’s what one man did to…

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Posted in American Countryside Kansas

He once was just, “Bill”

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/11/21Nov22-Buffalo-Bill-Oakly-Kansas.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Before he was known as Buffalo Bill, he was simply William Cody.  We all assume he must have some connection…

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Posted in American Countryside Illinois

Remember the Gettysburg Address

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/11/18Nov22-Lincoln-Library-Historic-Doc-4.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Almost every American can recite the opening line of this speech.  It is perhaps the best known in American history,…

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The Most Important Speech?

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/11/17Nov22-Lincoln-Library-Historic-Doc-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)What is the most important document that Christian McWhirter handles at this vault?  He admits, the answer may seem boring,…

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Lincoln’s Big Three

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/11/16Nov22-Lincoln-Library-Historic-Doc-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Although Abraham Lincoln served as president over a century and a half ago, people still are very interested in his…

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Opening the Vault of Lincoln’s Papers

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/11/15Nov22-Lincoln-Library-Historic-Doc-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)We know Abraham Lincoln as a great president and orator.  However, how much do you know about Lincoln as a…

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Posted in American Countryside California

A Trip to Hulaville

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/11/14Nov22-Hulaville.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Most people think you need to go to Hawaii to see hula girls.  Not so.  In fact, it was one…

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Posted in American Countryside Nebraska

Charley Havlat – An Important Moment in World War II History

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/11/11Nov22-Dorchester-Nebraska-4.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)In May of 1945, Dorchester, Nebraska native, Charley Havlat, was killed in action in the European theatre of World War…

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The Burden Family

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/11/10Nov22-Dorchester-Nebraska-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)The journey from slavery to freedom was one of many challenges for many families in the years following the Civil…

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Advertising Artistic Stage Masterpiece

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/11/09Nov22-Dorchester-Nebraska-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)You may not think of advertising as a work of art.  A trip to the farm town of Dorchester, Nebraska…

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Dorchester, Nebraska’s Log Cabin

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/11/08Nov22-Dorchester-Nebraska-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)You can still find a few old, historic log cabins in this country.  Many are museums of early pioneer life. …

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Posted in American Countryside Illinois

Lincoln on the Other Side of the Debate

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/10/07Nov22-Lincoln-Log-Cabin.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Abraham Lincoln is known as the great emancipator, a champion of ending slavery in the United States.  However, in the…

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