Posted in American Countryside Civil War Indiana

The Secretive Work of the Couple From Fountain City

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/05/29May18-Fountain-City-IN-Levi-Coffin-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)In Fountain City, Indiana you will find an older brick home with quite a story.  If you step inside you’ll…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Washington, DC

A Museum for Things Left Behind

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/05/28May18-Vietnam-Wall-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)It’s a simple memorial.  140 black granite panels containing over 58,000 names.  A simple memorial with deep meaning.  A place…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Washington, DC

Where Thousands Come to Pay Respect

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/05/25May18-Vietnam-Wall-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)This Washington D.C. memorial is just a kid when compared to monuments to Washington, Lincoln and Jefferson that are nearby. …

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Washington, DC

Not “Just” a Wall

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/05/24May18-Vietnam-Wall-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)A few years ago I sat on a park bench and visited with a man about a wall he helped…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Georgia

Leaving Your Hospital Bed to Fight

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/05/23May18-Cannonball-House-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)By 1864 the situation the situation in Macon, Georgia was so dire that men in the hospital were asked to…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Georgia

The Cannonball House

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/05/22May18-Cannonball-House-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)The city of Macon, Georgia is still a place where you can find elegant plantation mansions…homes of some of the…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Colorado

The Importance of a Cesium Atom

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/05/21May18-Atomic-Clock-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)If I said I’d be back in a second…I’d literally be back in 9,192, 631,770 cycles of a cesium atom. …

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Colorado

Measuring Time

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/05/18May18-Atomic-Clock-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)For most of human history…the movement of the sun, moon and planets has been used to measure time.  But even…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Colorado

The Most Accurate Clock on Earth

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/05/17May18-Atomic-Clock-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)It’s the most accurate clock on earth…and it doesn’t even have hands to tell the time.  It’s an unusual but…

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Posted in American Countryside Missouri

A Motel With a Radio in Every Room

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/05/16May18-Boots-Court-Motel-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)This motel advertisers a “radio in every room.”  Perhaps it doesn’t sound too elegant, but it’s doing a nice business…

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Posted in American Countryside Missouri

Movie Stars on Wide-Open Roads

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/05/15May18-Boots-Court-Motel-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)There was a time when the movie stars of the day did not fly to their destination, but rather drove…

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Posted in American Countryside Missouri

Searching for the Crossroads of the Nation

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/05/14May18-Boots-Court-Motel-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:02 — 2.1MB)He was a man in search of the crossroads of the nation.  For of course, that would be the best…

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Posted in American Countryside Kentucky

A Book That Took 13 Years to Complete

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/05/11May18-John-J-Audobon-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)It was a massive book, both in cost and sheer size…yet it’s pages are some of the most recognized yet…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Kentucky

Drawing Birds

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/05/10May18-John-J-Audobon-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Frankly, he had the makings of a man who would squander his family’s money and accomplish little in life.  But…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of South Dakota

The Homestead of Lawrence Welk

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/05/09May18-Lawrence-Welk.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)His music entertained millions of listeners both over the radio and later via TV.  Today we head to his homestead…

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Posted in American Countryside Arizona

A Cemetery With a Guidebook

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/05/08May18-Tombstone-Arizona-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Most cemeteries don’t offer a guidebook with brief stories of those you’ll find buried there, but this one does.  And…

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Posted in American Countryside Arizona

A Cemetery Opposite Arlington National

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/05/07May18-Tombstone-Arizona-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)This cemetery perhaps looks the exact opposite of Arlington National in D.C.  The dusty landscape is mostly barren of lush…

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Posted in American Countryside Arizona

A Place Named Tombstone

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/04/04May18-Tombstone-Arizona-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)It’s a town named for what others thought would happen to its founder.  It may sound like a strange way…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Missouri

Man’s Best Friend

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/04/02May18-Old-Drum-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)We’ve all heard of man’s best friend…but it was this dog that probably gave us the phrase so common today. …

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Missouri

A Famous Canine

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/04/02May18-Old-Drum-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)In the courthouse square in Warrensburg, Missouri you will find a statue in tribute to a dog named Old Drum. …

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