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Twas the Night

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/12/24Dec18-Twas-the-Night-Before.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.0MB)We know the words of “’twas the night before Christmas;” words that helped solidify the image of Santa over 200…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Tennessee

The Scene of a Winter Battle

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/12/21Dec18-Stones-River-National-Battlefield-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:03 — 2.1MB)The Union army was defeated at Fredricksburg, Virginia in mid December 1862.  President Lincoln needed a victory to bolster the…

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Posted in American Countryside Missouri

That Smell in the Air

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/12/20Dec18-College-of-the-Ozarks-Fruitcake-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)The college president smelled something.  It was not a bad odor, but rather something pleasant.  And soon his nose led…

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Posted in American Countryside Missouri

A Christmas Tradition

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/12/19Dec18-College-of-the-Ozarks-Fruitcake-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Many of us have Christmas traditions.  At this college there is a Christmas tradition that has raised money for these…

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Posted in American Countryside Missouri

A Business Totally Run By Volunteers

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/12/18Dec18-St-James-Coffeehouse-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It’s a business that is run totally by volunteers.  What’s interesting is many of the volunteers are middle and high…

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Posted in American Countryside Missouri

A Small Town Coffee House

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/12/17Dec18-St-James-Coffeehouse-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Many towns have one or more coffee houses.  But in St. James, Missouri the local coffeehouse may have a familiar…

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Ideas for an Anniversary Gift

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/12/14Dec18-Vacuum-Museum-4.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Perhaps today’s edition of our show is advice for husbands who need to purchase an anniversary gift.  If you make…

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The History of Vacuum Cleaners

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/12/13Dec18-Vacuum-Museum-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Today’s topic is the history of vacuum cleaners during the 1920s and 30s.  Think it sounds boring?  Hold on and…

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A Story to Suck You In

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/12/12Dec18-Vacuum-Museum-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)I have a feeling today’s subject is really going to suck you in.  In a moment you’ll see what a…

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Making Cash to Buy a Car…Leading to a Lifetime Interest

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/12/11Dec18-Vacuum-Museum-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)How much money can a high school kid make working a summer job?  For Tom Gasko, he made enough cash…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Utah

Dinosaur National Monument

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/12/10Dec18-Dinosaur-National-Monument-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Perhaps we’ve seen a dinosaur skeleton on display at a museum.  This stretch of land in eastern Utah might well…

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Pinpointing the Location of Bones

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/11/07Dec18-Dinosaur-National-Monument-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)We’ve all lost something and then spent lots of time looking where we placed it.  You could say that was…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Kansas City Missouri

A Cattleman’s Scheme

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/11/06Dec18-Leon-Belmont.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Criminals may do just about anything to get their hands on what they want.  But in western Kansas in 1879,…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Maryland

One of the Youngest to Sign the Declaration of Independence

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/11/05Dec18-Thomas-Stone-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.1MB)He was one of the youngest men to the sign the Declaration of Independence.  He was also the first to…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Maryland

A Man Named Thomas Stone

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/11/04Dec18-Thomas-Stone-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.1MB)When you think of the men behind the Declaration of Indpendence you don’t think of people like Thomas Stone.  However,…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Oklahoma

The Rock Café

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/11/03Dec18-Rock-Café.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.1MB)It’s not the Hard Rock Café…and frankly…that is just fine with about everyone that stops here.  It’s been called the…

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Talking About Someone Famous For a Living

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/11/30Nov18-Jack-Stahlman-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.1MB)Did you ever meet someone famous and then tell everyone about your encounter?  That’s in a sense what Jack does…

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Making It on the Screen

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/11/29Nov18-Jack-Stahlman-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.1MB)How to you become a well known actor in Hollywood?  Well, that’s what Jack had to figure out, but it…

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The Big Break

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/11/28Nov18-Jack-Stahlman-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.1MB)Sometime you just need a break, a stroke of luck, the ball to bounce your way.  Jack Stahlman got it. …

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The Technology of Ethanol

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/11/27Nov18-Ethanol-Technology-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.1MB)We often think of ethanol as a home grown and domestically consumed product.  That statement is true, but there is…

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