Posted in American Countryside Indiana

A Museum Dedicated to a Painting

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/04/09Apr20-Last-Supper-Museum-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)In 1495 Leonardo Da Vinci began work on a painting that all of us have seen.  In fact, it’s his…

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Posted in American Countryside New York

The Promise of a Great Land Deal

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/04/08Apr20-William-Seward-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)If he would have listened to most Americans, he would have run from the deal the moment he heard about…

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Posted in American Countryside New York

Lincoln’s Competitor for the Presidential Nomination

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/04/07Apr20-William-Seward-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Political conventions were once places where presidential nominations were decided.  In a moment we catch the intriguing story of the…

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Posted in American Countryside Maine

A Desert Surrounded by Timber

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/04/06Apr20-Desert-of-Maine.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Deserts are supposed to be hot, dry and void of trees.  This desert is surrounded by timber, gets plenty of…

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Posted in American Countryside Missouri Saint Joseph

A Very Long Ride

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/03/03Apr20-Pony-Express-4.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Bronco Charlie was a great horse rider.  He will forever hold a place in history as the youngest man to…

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Posted in American Countryside Missouri Saint Joseph

Grabbing the Horse By the Tail

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/03/02Apr20-Pony-Express-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)If you were witnessing a historic event, you might try to take a picture, or grab a memento to remember…

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Posted in American Countryside Missouri Saint Joseph

The Express Mail of the Day

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/03/01Apr20-Pony-Express-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)160 years ago, this was express mail.  It was much slower and much more expensive that what we have today,…

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Posted in American Countryside Missouri Saint Joseph

Where Rails Came to an End

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/03/31Mar20-Pony-Express-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Before railroads had tracks that traversed the entire nation, there was a place the rail lines came to an end. …

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Posted in American Countryside Washington, DC

Inside The Thing

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/03/30Mar20-Spy-Museum.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It’s often referred to as simply, “The Thing.”  That “thing” was a piece of equipment used to acquire secrets from…

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Posted in American Countryside Nebraska

Eating An Insect

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/03/27Mar20-Nebraska-Mealworm-Farm-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)I was recently asked to eat an insect as part of these broadcasts.  I was probably like most people and…

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Posted in American Countryside Nebraska

More Livestock Than the Neighbors

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/03/26Mar20-Nebraska-Mealworm-Farm-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Cheryl Powers may just have the more livestock on her operation than any other livestock owner in the state of…

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Posted in American Countryside Nebraska

An Insect That Launched a Career

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/03/25Mar20-Nebraska-Mealworm-Farm-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Some people don’t like bugs.  They might imagine they can creep and crawl and scare you when you least expect…

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Posted in American Countryside New York

A Famous Route West

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/03/24Mar20-Erie-Canal.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It’s a famous route that required a mule to pull you for fifteen miles.  This is one of the important…

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Posted in American Countryside North Dakota

A Vast Trading Network

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/03/23Mar20-Fort-Union.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It was the site of a vast trading network on the northern plains.  Its history spanned forty years and today,…

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Posted in American Countryside Missouri

Route 66 State Park

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/03/20Mar20-Times-Beach-Missouri-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Just outside of St. Louis you can find Route 66 state park.  It’s a spot next to the Meramec River…

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Posted in American Countryside Missouri

A Vanishing Town

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/03/19Mar20-Times-Beach-Missouri-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Occasionally on this show we take a look back at stories from out nearly 25 year history.  A recent visit…

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Posted in American Countryside Missouri

A Town That Has Vanished from the Map

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/03/18Mar20-Times-Beach-Missouri-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It’s been nearly 40 years since this town of over 1000 people suddenly vanished from maps. Today we dig into…

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Posted in American Countryside Texas

Roy and Lilly

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/03/17Mar20-Judge-Roy-Bean-4.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)There was no doubt Roy was in love with Lilly.  He did everything he could to catch her attention.  He…

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Posted in American Countryside Texas

A Bar and a Courtroom

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/03/16Mar20-Judge-Roy-Bean-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)You won’t find many buildings in Langtry, Texas, so perhaps it shouldn’t be a surprise that two establishments needed to…

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Posted in American Countryside Texas

Clever Prizefighting Promotion

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/03/13Mar20-Judge-Roy-Bean-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Over a century ago, boxing was outlawed in most states and territories.  Those who wanted to promote prizefighting, as it…

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