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Best of 2021: The Monopoly Patent

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/12/31Dec21-Best-of-2021-Macomb-Illinois-Monopoly.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Charles Darrow had a great new board game he sold to Parker Brothers – Monopoly.  The only problem was, Charles…

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Best of 2021: The Making of a Real-Life Superhero

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/12/30Dec21-Best-of-2021-Evel-Knievel-Museum.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)There was no stunt he wouldn’t consider.  And because of his daredevil nature, some have called him the first, real-life…

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Best of 2021: The Worst Bombing Crew Becomes the Best

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/12/29Dec21-Best-of-2021-Boise-City-Bombing.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)They made a mistake worthy of a court martial.  A bombing crew made a wrong turn and bombed their own…

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Best of 2021: The US President & The Hitchhiker

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/12/28Dec21-Best-of-2021-Bob-Slater.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It’s a big deal to meet the president of the United States.  Some people will do just about anything to…

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Best of 2021: Building a Library You Can Fish From

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/12/27Dec21-Best-of-2021-Ben-Hur.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Some people fix up their office with pictures and knick knacks that remind them of their favorite things in life. …

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Best of 2020: The Elephant Hotel

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/12/01Jan21-Best-of-2020-Elephant-Hotel.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It’s the best of 2020!  It all began with a man who wanted to farm, not with a team of…

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Best of 2020: Hawaiian Cattle Rancher Robby Hind

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Best of 2020: The Covered Bridges of Park County, Indiana

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/12/30Dec20-Best-of-2020-Park-County-Covered-Bridges.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It’s the best of 2020!  Park County, Indiana holds a record.  If you’ve ever traveled there, you probably know what…

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Best of 2020: Limpy Jack

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Best of 2020: Martha Jane Canary

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/12/28Dec20-Best-of-2020-Calamity-Jane.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It’s the best of 2020! Today, we look at the life of Martha Jane Canary.  If that name doesn’t ring…

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Drives Into the Upper Deck

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/04/24Apr20-Royal-Peanut-Vendor-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Dan Nash has been known to launch drives into the upper decks of Kansas City’s Kauffman Stadium.  While those shots…

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Throwing at the Ballpark

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/04/23Apr20-Royal-Peanut-Vendor-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Dan Nash has thrown plenty of pitches at the ballpark.  He earns a nice living but he’s not throwing baseballs. …

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Best of 2019: The Deluxe Truck Stop

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/12/01Jan20-Best-of-2019-Deluxe-Truck-Stop.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)There are plenty of odors that will drive you away–after all that’s how a skunk protects itself. But today I’ll…

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Best of 2019: Wayne Cryts

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/12/31Dec19-Best-of-2019-Wayne-Cryts.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 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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Best of 2019: Survival Cars

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/12/30Dec19-Best-of-2019-Survival-Cars.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Have you ever watched one of those action movies with car chase scenes and wondered how many cars they destroyed…

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Best of 2019: Lucas, Kansas’ Public Restroom

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/12/27Dec19-Best-of-2019-Lucas-Kansas-Restroom.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)A public restroom is usually not a thing of beauty.  It’s just designed to take care of the need at…

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Best of 2019: The Elephant Hotel

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/12/26Dec19-Best-of-2019-Elephant-Hotel.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:57 — 2.0MB)When you run across a building named the “Elephant Hotel,” well, there’s probably going to be an interesting story behind…

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The Kingsley Plantation

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/05/06May19-Kingsley-Plantation-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)The story of Kingsley Plantation is certainly fascinating…and when you factor in the life’s journey of the land owner’s wife…it…

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A Rich History

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/04/03May19-Kingsley-Plantation-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)The ground where this plantation stands passed from Spanish to English and then back to Spanish control before it ever…

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A Man From Every State to Build the Hoover Dam

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/04/02May19-Boulder-City-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)It took men from every state in the nation and many nations of the world to build Hoover Dam…

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