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The Daily, Six-Hour Bus Ride

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/08/29Aug22-Monument-Valley-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Some students must ride a bus to school.  But imagine a school district where a student might spend nearly six…

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The Modern Day Medicine Man

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/08/26Aug22-Monument-Valley-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)You may have thought the use of Medicine Men was a thing of the past.  Not here.  In fact, this…

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Teaching Native American Traditions

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/08/25Aug22-Monument-Valley-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Clyde McBride may have never imagined he’d be teaching his students about Native American traditions in his High School agriculture…

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The Old Hoover Powerhouse

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/06/21Jun22-Kingman-Arizona-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Before Hoover Dam supplied electricity for this region of the southwest, this old powerhouse generated the electricity.  In fact, in…

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Kingman, Arizona

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/06/20Jun22-Kingman-Arizona-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Dinosaurs, caves and safari parks are the things summer road trips are made of.  Perhaps that’s why the combination still…

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Holbrook, Arizona – The Backdrop for Cars

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/04/06May22-Holbrook-Arizona-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Sometimes movies do more than just bring in dollars at the box office.  They occasionally have an impact on the…

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An Odd Invitation

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/04/05May22-Holbrook-Arizona-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)There are many towns in the western U.S. that had rough and tumble beginnings.  They are places where it was…

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Flying the Super Guppy

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/04/29Apr22-Pima-Air-and-Space-Museum-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Imagine flying a plane called the “Super Guppy.”  There are only two in existence and one is here for the…

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Step Inside Air Force 1

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/04/28Apr22-Pima-Air-and-Space-Museum-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)The President of the United States flies in Air Force One…and to some extent they can customize the ride to…

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Pima Air & Space

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/04/27Apr22-Pima-Air-and-Space-Museum-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)In Tucson, Arizona you’ll find a place dubbed “the boneyard.”  It’s a military facility that scraps old airplanes.    Across the…

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Copper Queen Mine

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/03/15Mar22-Copper-Queen-Mine.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)You’ll find plenty of wild mining stories in southern Arizona.  One of the biggest tales includes a mine where you…

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Tombstone’s Birdcage Theatre

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/10/29Oct21-Birdcage-Theater-Arizona.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Over one hundred years ago it was a destination all the top entertainers hit while touring the southwest.  Today it…

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The Veterinarian Who Began Arizona’s First Golf Resort

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/07/05Jul21-San-Marcos-Hotel.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Phoenix, Arizona has plenty of golf resorts that attract thousands of visitors, but ask someone who established the first course…

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The World’s Fifth Largest Airforce – And it Doesn’t Leave the Ground

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/06/14Jun21-The-Boneyard-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It’s the fifth largest air force in the world…but few of the planes here will fly…or even if they could,…

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I Need Some Parts for my Fighter Jet

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/06/11Jun21-The-Boneyard-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)If you were looking for some used parts to repair your car, you might go to a scrapyard to find…

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Master of Mountain Unicycling

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/04/07May21-Rough-Terrain-Unicycling.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Many of us remember the struggle of learning to ride a bike as a kid.  Eventually we mastered it…and perhaps…

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Prodigal Sons of the Arivaca Ranch

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/01/18Jan21-Arivaca-Boys-Ranch-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)The Bible’s parable of the prodigal son shares the story of a wayward young man that comes home to a…

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A Boy Breaks a Horse, The Horse Breaks Him

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/01/15Jan21-Arivaca-Boys-Ranch-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)The Arivaca ranch has been breaking horses since the late 1800s.  They’re still breaking horses…but today the horses are also…

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The Ranch That Raises Much More Than Cattle

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/01/14Jan21-Arivaca-Boys-Ranch-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)For over a century, this ranch near Arizona’s border with Mexico has raised thousands of head of cattle, herded by…

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The Copper Queen Mine

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/06/18Jun20-Copper-Queen-Mine.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Under the earth in southern Arizona you’ll find a place that brought people to the dry, wide open stretches of…

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