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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Posted in American Countryside North Dakota

The Life of a Fishing Guide

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/11/25Nov20-Devils-Lake-Fishing-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)When you are a fishing guide in North Dakota, you better know how to ice fish, because that’s what half…

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Perch the Size of Footballs

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/11/24Nov20-Devils-Lake-Fishing-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)When I did the interview that you will hear today, I thought I was in for a big fish story. …

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Posted in American Countryside North Dakota

In Search of That Big Fish

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/11/23Nov20-Devils-Lake-Fishing-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)You’ve heard the cliché about being a big fish in a little pond.  Well, Zippy knows a lot about fishes…

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Posted in American Countryside North Dakota

A Growing Lake

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/11/20Nov20-Devils-Lake-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Imagine a lake where just a few feet in rising water creates large amounts of new water acreage.  In fact,…

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Posted in American Countryside North Dakota

Named For an Accident from Centuries Ago

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/11/19Nov20-Devils-Lake-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)The name of this body of water is foreboding.  A name derived from an accident that took place centuries ago. …

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Posted in American Countryside Nebraska

Making An Impact

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/11/18Nov20-Shickley-Nebraska-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Most of us give to charities.  Some of those organizations may be local, but many are national or even global. …

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Posted in American Countryside Nebraska

One of the Mightiest Towns in the Land

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/11/17Nov20-Shickley-Nebraska-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)There are 340 residents in Shickley, Nebraska.  If you count up all the folks living in the local school district,…

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Posted in American Countryside Illinois

Facing Santa Anna in the Mexican War

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/11/16Nov20-Santa-Annas-Leg.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It’s been over 150 years since Illinois soldiers faced Santa Anna in the Mexican War.  However traces of that battle…

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Posted in American Countryside Missouri

Turning Back the Clock 200 Years

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/11/13Nov20-Big-Oak-Tree-State-Park.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Today we say hello to KYMO in East Prairie, Missouri.  Listeners there know the Mississippi River bottomlands stretch for hundreds…

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