Posted in American Countryside Virginia

One of the Great Leaders

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/08/10Aug20-Booker-T-Washington-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)He was one of the great leaders of the late 19th and early 20th centuries and when you consider he…

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Posted in American Countryside Missouri

More Than a Cottonwood Tree

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/07/07Aug20-Marceline-Walt-Disney-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It’s just a cottonwood tree.  Well, to this man it was THE tree.  It was the place where his dreams…

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Posted in American Countryside Missouri

A Regular Stop in Marceline, Missouri

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/07/06Aug20-Marceline-Walt-Disney-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)In the days when passenger trains crisscrossed the nation, the train depot in Marceline, Missouri saw plenty of traffic.  One…

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Posted in American Countryside Missouri

Encouragement for a Lifetime of Creative Thinking

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/07/05Aug20-Marceline-Walt-Disney-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)In 1906 this man’s family moved from Chicago to a farm in northern Missouri.  That relocation may have made all…

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Posted in American Countryside Missouri

Teaching a Unique Craft to Keep the Skill Alive

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/07/04Aug20-Ryan-Staub-Glass-Blowing-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It’s estimated that there are fewer than 5000 people still involved in this craft in the U.S.  Ryan believes the…

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Posted in American Countryside Hawaii

A Hot Summer Job

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/07/03Aug20-Ryan-Staub-Glass-Blowing-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Maybe you think you have a hot summer time job.  I doubt you’ll deal with more heat than Ryan.  His…

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Posted in American Countryside Hawaii

A Unique Store in Maui

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/07/31Jul20-Endangered-Pieces-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Some people visit a store just to look at the merchandise. David’s store has a unique policy:  you are free…

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Posted in American Countryside Hawaii

Endangered Pieces

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/07/30Jul20-Endangered-Pieces-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)We’ve heard of endangered species, but the name of David’s store is “Endangered Pieces.” He considers most of what he…

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Posted in American Countryside New York

A Century-old Steakhouse

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/07/29Jul20-Peter-Luger-Steakhouse-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Across the East River on the Long Island side of the Brooklyn Bridge there is a place that has changed…

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Posted in American Countryside New York

The Best Steak

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/07/28Jul20-Peter-Luger-Steakhouse-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)As long as there have been cattle on the range, there has been debate over who could serve up the…

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Posted in American Countryside South Dakota

Two Different Burial Spot Claims

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/07/27Jul20-Sitting-Bull.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)He is one of the greatest Indian chiefs ever to lead his tribes in peace and battle. Ironically, two different…

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Posted in American Countryside North Carolina

The Lost Colony of Roanoke

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/07/24Jul20-Fort-Raleigh-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It’s known as the lost colony of Roanoke…a settlement of English that vanished between 1587 and 1590 in what is…

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Posted in American Countryside North Carolina

The Voyage That Didn’t Reach Its Destination

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/07/23Jul20-Fort-Raleigh-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)In 1587 three ships set sail from England bound for Chesapeake Bay.  The voyage wouldn’t make that destination though…and the…

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Posted in American Countryside North Carolina

Fort Raleigh

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/07/22Jul20-Fort-Raleigh-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Over 300 years before the Wright Brothers would make there first flight at nearby Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, Europeans landed…

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Posted in American Countryside Missouri

The Oldest Working Theater West of the Allegheny Mountains

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/07/21Jul20-Boonville-Missouri-Thespian-Hall-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Where will you find the oldest working theater west of the Allegheny Mountains?  The answer may surprise you and the…

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Posted in American Countryside Missouri

The Dominate Fixture on the Boonville Skyline

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/07/20Jul20-Boonville-Missouri-Thespian-Hall-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It dominates the skyline of Boonville, Missouri.  If you’re from Boonville, you might chuckle at that statement, given the buildings…

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Posted in American Countryside Missouri

Consistently Mispelling Your Name

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/07/17Jul20-Boonville-Missouri-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)You probably don’t give much thought to signing your name on a check or receipt. It’s something we’ve done thousands…

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Posted in American Countryside Missouri

An Important Point for Settlers

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/07/16Jul20-Boonville-Missouri-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Today we say hello to our listeners on KWRT in Boonville, Missouri. Their town was founded in the early 1800s…

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Posted in American Countryside Florida

The Nation’s Oldest Fort

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/07/15Jul20-Castillo-de-San-Marcos-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It’s the oldest fort in the nation’s oldest city, and that means it can tell plenty of stories about many…

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Posted in American Countryside Florida

A Storied History

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/07/14Jul20-Castillo-de-San-Marcos-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It’s a place that has been attacked by the British, the army of the confederacy and even bands of Pirates….

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