Posted in American Countryside Best of Louisiana Podcast

Jean Lafitte

He’s still regarded as an important figure in New Orleans and American history. Although nearly two centuries have passed, this shadowy figure still intrigues visitors…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Missouri Podcast

The Battle of the Hemp Bales

The bullet holes still scar the inside and outside of this home–a place that was a hospital during a skirmish known as The Battle of…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Kansas Podcast Presidents

Eisenhower’s Birthplace

This President was born in Texas, but always claimed Kansas as his home….. SharePrintEmail

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Missouri Podcast

France’s Boxcar Gifts

Thousands of boxcars crisscross the country each day with a variety of cargo. But these boxcars were truly special, because of the cargo they hauled…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Missouri Podcast

40 and 8 Boxcars

The term 40 & 8 doesn’t mean much to most Americans–unless you happened to serve in France during one of the World Wars. But the…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Kansas Presidents Washington, DC

Restoring Masterpieces

To say Joe Newell restores pool tables is like saying Michelangelo was just a painter. The work Joe does is a masterpiece itself, taking them…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Kansas Podcast

Pool Table Restoration

In the middle of farm country, you can find one of the nation’s experts on this game, not to mention he’s an expert craftsman that…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of California Podcast

An Island with A View

This island has some of the best views of San Francisco Bay and the city itself, yet most people didn’t want to live here. In…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of California Podcast

An Island Called Alcatraz

At one time, it was one of the nation’s most important forts, but that’s not how the it’s known today. Now it’s a destination for…

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Ocmulgee National Monument

In this country, the US Capitol is the place the laws are made, but 1000 years ago, it was this earth lodge that was the…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Montana Podcast

Lewis & Clark’s Montana Obstacle

Although sandbars and other river snags were a danger for Lewis and Clark on the way up the Missouri River, it was this obstacle in…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of National Historic Site National Park Service North Dakota Podcast

Fort Union

It was the site of a vast trading network on the northern plains. It’s history spanned forty years and today, this fort has been reconstructed…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Maryland Podcast

Charles Carroll

Of those who signed the Declaration of Independence, this man was the only one to sign more than just his name. He had plenty of…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Georgia Podcast

Hostage Chuck Scott

There have long been tensions between the U.S. and the middle east, but Chuck Scott believes today’s challenges stem from an incident decades ago–an ordeal…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Georgia Podcast

Being Held Prisoner

When the Iranian hostage situation began, most of those Americans held would have told you the conflict would have lasted a week at most. But…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Pennsylvania Podcast

Benjamin Franklin, Inventor

His first invention involved a kite–and perhaps his most famous discovery involved one too… SharePrintEmail

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Posted in American Countryside Best of California Podcast

A Daughter of Alcatraz’s Story

It was the most famous of escape attempts at Alcatraz. The fact that no one ever saw the inmates alive-or dead-keeps the story alive, as…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Nevada Podcast

Four Decades Work of the Cold War

During Troy Wade’s four decades at the Nevada Test Site, he went from designing weapons to stop the Russians to actually sitting down with his…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Nevada Podcast

The Nevada Test Site

Deep under the earth just northwest of Las Vegas, Troy Wade worked to win the cold war… SharePrintEmail

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Podcast Tennessee

Salt and Pepper Museum

Here’s the story of a woman who built her own museum–by accident at the beginning, but one that people from around the world come to…

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