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A History of Palm Springs

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/03/22Mar19-Palm-Springs-History.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)When the rails came through this stretch of dry wilderness, the only people living here were the Cahuilla Indians. What…

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The Best of the Best Tour

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/02/25Feb19-Palm-Springs-Best-of-the-Best-Tours.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Before Palm Springs was a resort town…before Palm Springs was really even a town for that matter, movie stars began…

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A Record-Setting Pilot

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/02/22Feb19-Jackie-Cochran.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Most people have heard of Chuck Yeager, but most have not heard of his good friend Jackie…a pilot who set…

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Aboard A Luxury Ship

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/07/17Jul18-Queen-Mary-2018.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)The Queen Mary II, the largest and most luxurious ship to ever sail, recently left Britain for Ft. Lauderdale.  That…

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Naturalist John Muir

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/06/29Jun18-John-Muir-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Over a century ago, President Roosevelt was so interested in preserving natural wonders, he traveled all the way to California…

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Nature Closer to Home

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/06/28Jun18-John-Muir-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)When this man’s trip to the Amazon fell through, he instead began to travel this country to see all that…

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Safely Seeing A White Shark

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/04/27Apr18-Monterey-Aquarium.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It’s one of the few places where you can see a white shark…safely.  Although these sharks make but a rare…

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The Oasis in the Desert

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/01/26Jan18-Palm-Springs-Tour.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.1MB)Before Palm Springs was a resort town–before Palm Springs was really even a town, for that matter; movie stars began…

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Napa Valley Resorts

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/01/19Jan17-Napa-Valley-4.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.1MB)This place quickly became a playground for the well-to-do to escape the city during the summer.  In fact, the tales…

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Napa Valley Agriculture

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/01/18Jan17-Napa-Valley-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)California’s Napa Valley has long been associated with wine.  However, wine is newcomer when compared to all this area grows…

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Napa and the Gold Rush

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/01/17Jan17-Napa-Valley-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.1MB)If you tell someone you’re headed to Napa, they probably expect you to be sampling some wine and perhaps staying…

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Nathan Combs

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/01/16Jan17-Napa-Valley-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)You’ve probably never heard of a man named Nathan Combs.  However, you have heard of the place he helped create. …

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The Final Duel

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/09/04Nov16-The-Final-Duel.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Dueling was a way to solve serious disputes early in our nation’s history.  However it’s this duel in 1859 that’s…

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The Ship that Became a Building

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/09/03Nov16-A-Ship-Turned-Building.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Many 19th century immigrants came to the U.S. on ships.  When these enterprising men arrived, they found a unique use…

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The Western End of the Pony Express

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/09/02Nov16-West-End-of-the-Pony-Express.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)The eastern end of the Pony Express was in St. Joseph, Missouri.  You can still go and see the stables…

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Lifting Sacramento

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/09/01Nov16-Sacramento-History-Underground-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)If your home or business flooded, you might seek higher ground.  Here, the people didn’t go somewhere else, they just…

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The Field that Became Bakersfield

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/09/31Oct16-Sacramento-History-Underground-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)It was just an ordinary field until the winter of 1862.  That’s when floodwaters pushed onto the land and a…

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June McCarroll

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/09/24Oct16-June-McCarrol.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.0MB)Today you could get a ticket if you don’t drive on your side of the road.  But in 1917, Dr….

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The Name Behind the Tsukamoto School

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/04/24Jun16-Marielle-Tsukamoto-5.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)The Tsukamoto school in Sacramento is a place of triumph.  Some may not know the story behind the name, but…

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A Smaller Than Normal Home

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/04/23Jun16-Marielle-Tsukamoto-4.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)When Marielle arrived in Arkansas, she found her new home must have been constructed for a group of second graders. …

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