Posted in American Countryside New York

A Kansas Franciscan

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/12/23Dec20-Father-Xavier-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)St. Francis of Assisi lived in Italy during the late 1100s and early 1200s.  His religious life of service, forgoing…

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Posted in American Countryside New York

A Heavenly Nudge

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/12/22Dec20-Father-Xavier-11.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Chris was earning a degree in Animal Science from Kansas State University, but he felt a call to explore the…

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Posted in American Countryside Missouri

The Graham Cave

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/12/21Dec20-Graham-Cave.mp3http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/12/21Dec20-Graham-Cave.mp3Podcast: Download ()One of the first men to farm this plot of land used the nearby rocky overhang to shelter his herd of hogs.  Then…

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Posted in American Countryside Missouri

The Denver Sleigh Works

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/12/18Dec20-Denver-Sleigh-Works-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Before the days of cars, people uses horses and buggies or carriages to haul their families or goods.  But in…

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Posted in American Countryside Missouri

Preserving The Runners of History

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/12/17Dec20-Denver-Sleigh-Works-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Did you ever go to a sale and purchase an item important to you, just so someone else didn’t get…

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Posted in American Countryside South Carolina

Fort Sumter

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/12/16Dec20-Fort-Sumter.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)On April 12, 1861, Confederate forces fired on Ft. Sumter.  The man who returned fire for the Union became far…

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Posted in American Countryside Oklahoma

Fort Reno

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/12/15Dec20-Fort-Reno-Oklahoma.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)At one time this fort raised and trained over 14,000 horses and mules at a time.  Many of those animals…

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Posted in American Countryside Kansas

Landmarks of Great Bend, Kansas

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/12/14Dec20-Great-Bend-History-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)There are a couple of landmarks on the edges of Great Bend, Kansas that can tell you a lot about…

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Posted in American Countryside Kansas

Commerce on the High Plains

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/12/11Dec20-Great-Bend-History.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Two centuries ago, it could be a long trip to find the merchandise you wanted or needed.  And that fact…

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Posted in American Countryside Kansas

Hallowed Ground for Hotrod Racing Fans

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/12/10Dec20-Great-Bend-Hotrod-Dragstrip-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Baseball fans may long of a trip to see Wrigley Field or Fenway Park.  Football fans probably want to visit…

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Posted in American Countryside Kansas

A Repurposed Army Air Base

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/12/09Dec20-Great-Bend-Hotrod-Dragstrip-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Today we say hello to our listeners on KVGB in Great Bend, KS.  Listeners there know that the old army…

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Posted in American Countryside Kansas

Picking Up Relics at a Garage Sale

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/12/08Dec20-Kansas-Cosmophere-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)You might pick up a bargain at a garage sale.  That’s kind of what the folks in Hutchinson, Kansas did,…

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Posted in American Countryside Kansas

One of the Best Space Museums in the World

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/12/07Dec20-Kansas-Cosmophere-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It all began in the poultry building at the Kansas State Fairgrounds.  That was the beginning of one of the…

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Posted in American Countryside Kansas

What Shape Is Your Salt?

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/11/04Dec20-Emerson-Cary-Underground-Salt-Mine-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)What shape is your salt? Not your salt shaker, but the salt itself that you put on your food. You…

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Posted in American Countryside Kansas

One Large Company That Put Its Owner on the Map

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/11/03Dec20-Emerson-Cary-Underground-Salt-Mine-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)He owned a railroad, construction company, ice, and cold storage business, a newspaper, and even a cemetery. But above and…

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Posted in American Countryside Kansas

650 Feet Below Ground

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/11/02Dec20-Emerson-Cary-Underground-Salt-Mine-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Today, we say hello to listeners at KWBW in Hutchinson, Kansas. I was recently in their town to visit with…

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Posted in American Countryside Florida

One of Three Remaining Ships

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/11/01Dec20-Victory-Ships-2020-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)During the 1940s, 534 of these ships existed.  Today only three sail the waters.  Their past and present are a…

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Posted in American Countryside Florida

Building 500 Ships in Just Over a Year

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/11/30Nov20-Victory-Ships-2020-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Imagine a ship over a football field and a half long and sixty-two feet wide.  Now imagine you need to…

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Posted in American Countryside Massachusetts

It’s Thanksgiving at Berkley Plantation

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/11/27Nov20-ThanksgivingcBerkley-Plantation.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)You may have thought Thanksgiving dates back to the Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony in today’s state of Massaschusettes.  But, in…

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Posted in American Countryside Massachusetts

Celebrating Thanksgiving at Plymouth Rock

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/11/26Nov20-Thanksgiving-Plymouth-Rock.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Each Thanksgiving we are likely to remember the Pilgrims who landed at Plymouth Rock.  But is that rock really the…

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