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The Apache Leader Geronimo

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/05/11May20-Fort-Bowie-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Almost every American has heard of the Apache leader Geronimo, but few can tell you much about him. In a…

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A War in Southern Arizona

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/04/08May20-Fort-Bowie-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)At the same time the Civil War was being waged, another war occupied troops in southern Arizona. It was a…

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The Story of Tom Schafer

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/04/01May20-Iran-Hostage-Tom-Schafer-4.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It was a stand-off that would consume parts of three calendar years. Today we take a look back at the…

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444 Days as a Hostage

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/04/30Apr20-Iran-Hostage-Tom-Schafer-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)During the current Covid-19 pandemic, some people may feel they are very confined compared to life a few months ago. …

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A Hostage in Iran

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/04/29Apr20-Iran-Hostage-Tom-Schafer-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Tom was working at the U.S. embassay in Theran in the late 1970s, and soon he and fifty-one other Americans…

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Looking For a Warm Place to Work

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/04/28Apr20-Iran-Hostage-Tom-Schafer-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)All Tom Schafer was looking for was a warmer place to work.  Unfortunately for him, he chose Iran in 1978…

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A Beautiful, Natural Wonder

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/09/27Sep19-Canyon-de-Chelly.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)It is one of the most beautiful natural wonders in the nation…and a place who’s centuries old history provides a…

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Rewards Beyond Tips

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/07/11Jul19-Arizona-Trail-Ride-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Devin loves his job, but he admits the pay isn’t always the best. Sometimes the rewards come in tips; not…

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A Horse Adventure

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/07/09Jul19-Young-Arizona-High-School.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Horses helped settle the west and for Devin’s family, it’s those horses that people still come to see in order…

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Young, Arizona High School

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/07/09Jul19-Young-Arizona-High-School.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)The high school in Young, Arizona recently held it’s high school graduation.  It’s a ceremony just about every high school…

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A Different Egg for Breakfast

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/07/08Jul19-Arizona-Quail-Eggs.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Maybe you enjoy some bacon and eggs for breakfast, but if you get your eggs from Elery Martin, well, your…

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The Sunset Volcano

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/06/25Jun19-Sunset-Crater.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Although it’s been about a millennium since this place rumbled to life…the mountain still speaks of the event that took…

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A Masterpiece in the Desert

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/03/03Apr19-Arizona-Biltmore.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)When every U.S. president since Herbert Hoover has stayed at your hotel…you know you’ve got a masterpiece.  We’ll head to…

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The Father of Arizona

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/03/19Mar19-Charles-Poston-Father-of-Arizona.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)On the north edge of Florence, AZ you’ll find a small outcropping once known as Primrose Hill.  Today there is…

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A High School of Criminals

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/03/18Mar19-Yuma-Territorial-Prison.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Most high school’s hope to turn out classes of top notch students.  This school consistently produces a new crop of…

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A Crop Where You Shouldn’t Be Afraid of Heights

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/02/27Feb19-Yuma-Date-Farmer-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.1MB)Some farmers need expensive, high tech equipment to harvest their crops.  This crop requires a very low-tech method of harvest…but…

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A Most Unusual Crop

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/02/26Feb19-Yuma-Date-Farmer-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.1MB)David’s farm is just 2 ½ acres in size…but that does not mean he’s not busy.  In fact, the crop…

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When Life Throws You Lemons

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/02/08Feb19-Spencer-Citrus-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)When life throws you a lemon, you make lemonade.  Mark certainly has plenty of lemons…but he doesn’t have to make…

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A Citrus Packer

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/02/07Feb19-Spencer-Citrus-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:02 — 2.1MB)You’ve probably bought their fruit and not even realized it.  This is a family owned citurs packer that grows, packs,…

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The University of Arizona’s Old Main

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/01/18Jan19-University-of-Arizona-Old-Main.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)When you walk across the center of this large university campus as I did, you’ll find a wide, permanent line…

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