Posted in American Countryside Indiana

A Gift That Planted a Seed

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/08/07Aug18-Wilbur-Wright-Birthplace-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It was not a big or fancy gift.  In fact, most kids today would play with it for a few…

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Posted in American Countryside Indiana

Punishment in the Closet that Changed Lives

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/08/06Aug18-Wilbur-Wright-Birthplace-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)As a kid, what was your punishment for not doing what you were told?  These boys were sent to the…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Pennsylvania

The Story of a Cup of Coffee (and much more…)

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/07/03Aug18-Gettysburg-Christian-Commission-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Today someone might drive through Starbucks to get a cup of coffee.  During the Civil War…this group instead brought the…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Pennsylvania

The Organization That Grew to the YMCA

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/07/02Aug18-Gettysburg-Christian-Commission-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)When a soldier heads to battle, there are many organizations that volunteer their services to help he or she and…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Pennsylvania

The Adamantine Guard

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/07/01Aug18-Adamantine-Guard.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)It was called the Adamantine Guard…a military unit formed in one Pennsylvania County with over a century of service to…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Illinois

Inside the Dickson Mounds

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/07/31Jul18-Dixon-Mounds-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Long before there were cities like New York and Chicago…these giant cities were scattered across the nation.  Today we try…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Illinois

An Early City of a Thousand Years Ago

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/07/30Jul18-Dixon-Mounds-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Havana, Illinois is located on the Illinois River but is far from the first city that’s stood here.  In fact,…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Kansas

The Little Red House in Western Kansas

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/07/27Jul18-Santa-Fe-Trail-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)The first building in this town didn’t begin its life here.  In fact i’s route to this city is a…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Kansas

The Superhighway of the 1800s

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/07/26Jul18-Santa-Fe-Trail-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It was a superhighway of the 1800s…a thruway carrying people and cargo from two ends of the country.  It may…

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Posted in American Countryside Missouri

A Steel Post and a Glow Plug

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/07/25Jul18-Fort-Leonardwood-History-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)What’s a steel fence post and a diesel glow plug have to do with saving lives?  It was just one…

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Posted in American Countryside Missouri

Going to a Museum to Prepare for the Future

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/07/24Jul18-Fort-Leonardwood-History-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)It may seem odd to take young men and women to a museum to help prepare them for the future. …

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Posted in American Countryside Missouri

A Place Carved in the Woods

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/07/23Jul18-Fort-Leonardwood-History-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It’s a place carved from the woods – a place created from the necessities of World War II.  Yet, it…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Missouri

Unearthing the Bones of an Unknown Animal

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/07/20Jul18-Mastadon-Park-2018.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Imagine you unearthed the bones of an animal and had little idea of what you found. Now imagine making up…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Iowa

The History of a Popular Apple

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/07/19Jul18-Red-Delicious-Apples-2018.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:02 — 2.1MB)It’s one of the world’s most popular varieties of fruit and we have it because one farmer couldn’t get a…

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Posted in American Countryside Arkansas Best of

An Unusual Herd

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/07/18Jul18-Aligator-Farm-2018.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Farms come in many shapes and sizes, raising crops, livestock and many other combinations.  But in central Arkansas, there is…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of California

Aboard A Luxury Ship

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/07/17Jul18-Queen-Mary-2018.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)The Queen Mary II, the largest and most luxurious ship to ever sail, recently left Britain for Ft. Lauderdale.  That…

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Posted in American Countryside South Dakota

The Carousel City

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/07/16Jul18-Faulkton-Carousel-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Bob Ketterling never set out to be famous or have others recognize his deeds.  He just wanted to do something…

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Posted in American Countryside South Dakota

Bob Had a Secret

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/07/13Jul18-Faulkton-Carousel-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Bob had a secret.  Not a bad secret, but a secret nonetheless from his childhood.  When his wife learned what…

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Posted in American Countryside Ohio

Tabloid Reporting Over a Century Ago

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/07/12Jul18-Annie-Oakley-4.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)If the tabloids report it, is the story really true?  Over a century ago, many American believed this star had…

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Posted in American Countryside Ohio

Shooting Apples Off Heads

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/07/11Jul18-Annie-Oakley-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Perhaps you’ve heard of someone shooting an apple off of someone’s head or hitting a cigarette in someone’s mouth.  It…

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