Posted in American Countryside Iowa

Losing All Five Sullivan Children

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/11/12Nov20-Sullivan-Brothers-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)One cannot fathom the thought of losing five children in one event, but that’s exactly what happened to the Sullivans. …

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Posted in American Countryside Iowa

Remembering the Sacrifices

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/11/11Nov20-Sullivan-Brothers-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Veteran’s Day is a time we remember the sacrifices of those who fought for the freedoms we enjoy in the…

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Posted in American Countryside Iowa

Remembering Five Brothers from Waterloo

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/11/10Nov20-Sullivan-Brothers-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)After the attack on Pearl Harbor, many young men in the country rushed to join the military to fight for…

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Posted in American Countryside Arkansas

A Famous Ridge of Land

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/11/09Nov20-Crowleys-Ridge-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)You’ll find the town of Kennett, Missouri in the state’s bootheel, about 15 miles west of the Mississippi River.  It’s…

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Posted in American Countryside Arkansas

Crowley’s Ridge

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/10/06Nov20-Crowleys-Ridge-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Lots of rivers, towns and mountains are named after people who settled in a specific area.  This man never imagined…

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Posted in American Countryside Iowa

A Different Cemetery

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/10/05Nov20-Hobo-Museum-4.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)In Britt, Iowa you’ll find a section of the town’s cemetery that looks different than the rest.  The stones are…

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Luring a Convention

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/10/04Nov20-Hobo-Museum-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Lots of cities work to lure conventions to town.  They may offer several amenities to take advantage of the economic…

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Posted in American Countryside Iowa

Catching a Train Ride on a No Budget Trip

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/10/03Nov20-Hobo-Museum-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It was quite an adventure.  Shorty and Frog caught and westbound train and were headed over the Rocky Mountains and…

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Posted in American Countryside Iowa

A Visit with Hobos

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/10/02Nov20-Hobo-Museum-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)When I told my son on a recent trip that we were going to stop and visit with a couple…

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Riding the Rails with Hobos

https://traffic.omny.fm/d/clips/1d004633-2e9e-47f1-9b89-a754011a2aa9/87acce9d-6e1d-427e-9030-ab9200e3ded5/ef57b9c1-dade-4f13-9421-ac640180ff07/audio.mp3Podcast: Download ()Why is there a National Hobo Museum in Britt, Iowa? I called the museum and they asked if I wanted to interview two…

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Posted in American Countryside Arkansas

A Peaceful Tale of Gangsters

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/10/30Oct20-Hot-Springs-Gangsters.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)There aren’t too many peaceful stories about gangsters…but in a moment you’ll hear one.  A story of how one American…

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Posted in American Countryside Indiana

Tippecanoe and Tyler, Too

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/10/29Oct20-Tippecanoe.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Perhaps you’ve heard the presidential slogan Tippecanoe and Tyler too.  Today’s feature is at Tippecanoe.  What is it and why…

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Posted in American Countryside North Dakota

Fort Abercrombie

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/10/28Oct20-Fort-Ambercrombie-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)When you think of settlers traveling west, you might think of them crossing states like Kansas and Nebraska.  Perhaps we…

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Posted in American Countryside North Dakota

Germans with Cannons

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/10/27Oct20-Fort-Ambercrombie-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)In 1862 there were several battles between the U.S. military and Dakota Indians at Fort Abercombie, North Dakota.  Interestingly, what…

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A Different Looking Fort

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/10/26Oct20-Fort-Ambercrombie-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)When you think of a fort from the 1800s, you probably envision high wooden walls with watchtowers.  This fort didn’t…

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Posted in American Countryside Wisconsin

A Place Called Taliesan

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/10/23Oct20-Frank-Lloyd-Wright-Taliesan-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Ask an American who is the most famous architect in their country’s history and this man’s name is probably at…

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Posted in American Countryside Wisconsin

The Most Famous Architect in the US

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/10/22Oct20-Frank-Lloyd-Wright-Taliesan-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Most people know him as a famous architect.  They don’t realize his early years and perhaps the inspiration for his…

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Posted in American Countryside Florida

Walking From Arkansas to Mexico City

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/10/21Oct20-De-Soto-National-Memorial-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Imagine walking all the way from Arkansas to Mexico City.  That’s what this expedition attempted to do.  When they finally…

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Looking For Gold

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/10/20Oct20-De-Soto-National-Memorial-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It is hard to imagine the changes that took place in the American southeast during the 16th century.  The Spanish…

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In Search of the Fountain of Youth

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/10/19Oct20-De-Soto-National-Memorial-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)You may remember your history book told you of Ponce de Leon and his search for the “fountain of youth.” …

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