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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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Posted in American Countryside Best of Kansas

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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Posted in American Countryside Best of New York

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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Posted in American Countryside Best of Florida

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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Posted in American Countryside Best of Nevada

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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An Engineering Feat in the Desert

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/04/01May19-Boulder-City-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)It’s still an engineering wonder of the world – a feat some thought impossible, yet something that became a reality…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Missouri

The Honey War

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/04/30Apr19-The-Honey-War.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)War never tasted so sweet, at least that’s what some say when they speak of a conflict waged between Iowa…

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The Oldest Fort in the Nation’s Oldest City

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/04/29Apr19-Castillo-de-San-Marcos-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)It’s the oldest fort in the nation’s oldest city…and that means it can tell plenty of stories about many different…

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A Fort with a Storied History

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/04/26Apr19-Castillo-de-San-Marcos-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 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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Civil War History in Sycamore, Illinois

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/04/18Apr19-Sycamore-Illinois-Civil-War-History.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)In the days after the Civil War, some African American families moved north with the Union troops with which they…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Washington

A Family Owned Lake Resort

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/04/17Apr19-Campbells-Resort-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)There are lake resorts all across this nation…but it’s not everyday that you encounter a family owned operation that has…

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Campbell’s Resort

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/04/16Apr19-Campbells-Resort-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Today we have another installment of our American Countryside Café feature.  Although today’s feature is as much about a hotel…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Washington

The Largest Hydroelectric Dam in the Nation

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/04/15Apr19-Grand-Coulee-Dam.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)It is the largest hydroelectric dam in the nation…spanning just a few feet shy of one mile across and over…

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Time in a POW Camp

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/04/10Apr19-Bill-Shuck-B-17-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:02 — 2.1MB)By the end of WW II, Bill Shuck was in  POW camp with 9000 other English and American airman.  This…

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Bailing Out of a Burning Plane

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/04/09Apr19-Bill-Shuck-B-17-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Bill Shuck’s B17 bomber had been struck by flack…and now he and the crew had to bail out of the…

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The First Taste of War in a B-17

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/04/08Apr19-Bill-Shuck-B-17-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Today we say hello to listeners on two new affiliates, KBRF in Fergus Falls, MN and KIMn Gilette, WY.  Today’s…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Vermont

A Country Becomes a State

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/03/05Apr19-Country-of-Vermont.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)When this state joined the union, it was already operating as its own country – and no, I’m not talking…

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