Posted in American Countryside Missouri

Buildings Predating the Civil War

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/08/20Aug19-Arcadia-Academy-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Drive through Ironton, MO and you’ll find a campus of buildings that dates to the days prior to the Civil…

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Posted in American Countryside Nebraska

A 70 Year Heritage in Nebraska

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/08/19Aug19-KKOW-Radio.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Sometimes a station’s call letters can tell you a lot about the city or area from which it broadcasts.  Today…

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Posted in American Countryside Kansas

The President Who Claimed Kansas as Home

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/08/15Aug19-Eisenhower-Birthplace.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)This President was born in Texas, but always claimed Kansas as his home…

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Posted in American Countryside Missouri

Scars of Bullet Holes

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/08/16Aug19-Battle-of-the-Hemp-Bales-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)The bullet holes still scar the inside and outside of this home–a place that was a hospital during a skirmish…

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Posted in American Countryside Missouri

12 Stores Devoted to the Same Item

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/08/14Aug19-Hamilton-MO-Star-Quilt-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)You might expect a town of less than 2000 people to not have too many stores when compared to much…

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Posted in American Countryside Missouri

Attracting Thousands of Visitors to a Small Town

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/08/13Aug19-Hamilton-MO-Star-Quilt-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Jenny Doan is perhaps the most famous one of these in the world.  And due to that fact, there are…

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Posted in American Countryside Missouri

A Premier Angus Herd Owner

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/08/12Aug19-Hamilton-MO-JC-Penney.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)He had one of the premiere Angus herds in the country.  In fact, his prize winners could be found at…

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Posted in American Countryside Missouri

In the Hands of the Jury

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/08/09Aug19-Wayne-Cryts-5.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Wayne Cryts future was in the hands of a jury.  If he was found guilty he would most likely spend…

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Going to Jail to Defend Your Decision

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/08/08Aug19-Wayne-Cryts-4.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)If you believed you were innocent and your stance was lawful, would you go to jail to defend that decision? …

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Posted in American Countryside Missouri

Stealing Grain or Taking What Is Rightfully Yours?

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/08/07Aug19-Wayne-Cryts-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Was it stealing grain, or just taking what was rightfully yours?  The answer to that question depended on whether you…

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Posted in American Countryside Missouri

Defying a Federal Court Order

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/08/06Aug19-Wayne-Cryts-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)This farmer was ready to defy a court order, cross a line of federal marshals, and perhaps give his life…

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Soybeans In a Person’s Life

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/08/05Aug19-Wayne-Cryts-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)When Wayne Cryts finished his soybean harvest in 1979 he had no idea the role those bushels of beans would…

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The Battle of Petersburg, Virginia

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/07/02Aug19-Petersburg-Battlefield-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)The city had been surrounded for almost ten months.  Although the citizens and soldiers of Petersburg had held on to…

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Driving to See Petersburg Battlefield

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/07/01Aug19-Petersburg-Battlefield-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Most people have trouble sorting the details of the skirmishes that took place at some of America’s battlefields.  But in…

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Petersburg, Virginia

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/07/31July19-Petersburg-Battlefield-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Today Petersburg, Virginia might be considered a suberb to larger Richmond to the north.  However, during the 1860’s, this was…

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Another Leader Who Freed Slaves

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/07/30July19-Lincoln-and-Alexander.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Americans are taught in elementary school of the leadership of Abraham Lincoln who worked to end slavery and hold a…

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When Rules Don’t Make Sense

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/07/29July19-Growing-Up-Amish-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Sometimes rules and laws just don’t make sense.  David wondered why he couldn’t have a telephone but he could borrow…

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Growing Up Amish

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/07/26July19-Growing-Up-Amish-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)As an Amish youth, David saw a vastly different world with modern conveniences all around him.  As he became a…

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Looking At Life Differently

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/07/25July19-Growing-Up-Amish-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)David Mast had to repeat the eighth grade…along with just about everyone else in his class.  In a moment you’ll…

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Posted in American Countryside Illinois

Popcorn and Pumpkins

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/07/24July19-Illinois-Popcorn-Pumpkins.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Popcorn, pumpkins and more.  Colin just thought every farm in American grew those crops, but then he took a look…

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