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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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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Posted in American Countryside Texas

A Judge Who Wasn’t a Lawyer

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/03/12Mar20-Judge-Roy-Bean-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Most lawyers must put in long hours of school, then spend years working cases in court, before they can ever…

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Posted in American Countryside Hawaii

Seeing a Story

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/03/11Mar20-Kona-Joe-Coffee-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Sometimes people not only want to hear a story, they’d like to see it.  That’s the case here – for…

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Posted in American Countryside Hawaii

Harvesting By Hand

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/03/10Mar20-Kona-Joe-Coffee-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)On this farm the harvest is still done by hand.  There is automation that may be used on some farms,…

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Posted in American Countryside Hawaii

The One State That Grows Coffee

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/03/09Mar20-Kona-Joe-Coffee-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)There’s only one state in the U.S. that can grow coffee commercially.  In a moment I’ll take you to the…

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Posted in American Countryside Hawaii

A Difficult Nut to Crack

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/02/06Mar20-Hawaii-Macadamia-Nuts-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)When someone runs into a difficult challenge they may say, “it’s a difficult nut to crack.”  Today I’ll take you…

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Posted in American Countryside Hawaii

Months of Harvest

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/02/05Mar20-Hawaii-Macadamia-Nuts-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Harvesting this crop can require months of time.  A new harvest is ready every six to eight weeks requiring another…

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Posted in American Countryside Hawaii

Planting Trees to Attract Tourists

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/02/04Mar20-James-Miles-Big-Island-Hawaii-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)You don’t often think of planting a tree as a way to draw tourists.  But that was the idea these…

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Posted in American Countryside Hawaii

The Tallest Mountain on Earth

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/02/03Mar20-James-Miles-Big-Island-Hawaii-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)What is the tallest mountain on Earth?  Most of us would probably say Mt. Everest.  However, today’s guest and many…

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Posted in American Countryside Hawaii

A Land of Water and Fire

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/02/02Mar20-James-Miles-Big-Island-Hawaii-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)James lives in a land of water and fire.  That may sound like an oxymoron, but it’s true – his…

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Posted in American Countryside Hawaii

Trying To Get Parts from a Thousand Miles Away

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/02/28Feb20-Bayer-Hawaii-Corn-Farming-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Imagine farming in a place where a break down could cost you not hours, but weeks to get repairs.  When…

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Posted in American Countryside Hawaii

The “Roots” of a Corn Hybrid’s Past

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/02/27Feb20-Bayer-Hawaii-Corn-Farming-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)When farmers put seed in the ground each spring, there’s a good chance that sometime during that corn hybrid’s past,…

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Posted in American Countryside Hawaii

Spring Weather 365 Days Each Year

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/02/26Feb20-Bayer-Hawaii-Corn-Farming-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)If you happen to be a corn or soybean farmer, perhaps you look forward to the warm Spring days when…

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Posted in American Countryside Illinois

Abraham Lincoln’s Senator Challenger

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/02/25Feb20-Stephen-Douglas-2020.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Abraham Lincoln led the country through the Civil War, but it was this man who defeated him for the senate…

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Posted in American Countryside Massachusetts

Where Water Powers the Machines

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/02/24Feb20-Saugus-Ironworks-2020.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It is a factory that began operation over a century before England’s colonies became the United State of America.  We…

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