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Bob Fletcher, Hero

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/04/22Jun16-Marielle-Tsukamoto-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Bob Fletcher is a hero to many around Sacramento.  When others were wronged, he stepped in to make things right…

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Selling a Car for $5

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/04/21Jun16-Marielle-Tsukamoto-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Why would anyone sell a perfectly good car for just five dollars?  It was the sad truth that was happening…

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Executive Order 9066

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/04/20Jun16-Marielle-Tsukamoto-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Farming in California’s central valley can have it’s challenges, however it can also provide the right soil and climate for…

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Predicting Earthquakes

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/04/14Jun16-Old-Faithful-of-California-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Earthquakes are unpredictable and often very deadly.  So how could one predict those events to help save lives?  This man…

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Another Old Faithful

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/04/13Jun16-Old-Faithful-of-California-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Old Faithful geyser is in Yellowstone National Park.  Well, one of the nation’s “old faithfuls” is in the park, the…

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Sutter and the 49ers

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/02/30Mar16-Sutters-Fort-5.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It was all quite by accident.  A mechanic installing a water powered sawmill discovered gold in the process.  But the…

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The Bear Flag Republic

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/02/29Mar16-Sutters-Fort-5.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)You may know the state of California’s flag has a bear on it.  But did you know that before it…

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Illegal Americans in Mexico?

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/02/28Mar16-Sutters-Fort-4.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)California had an immigration problem.  There were simply too many Americans coming to Mexico illegally.  Sounds strange today, but that’s…

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John Sutter

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/02/25Mar16-Sutters-Fort-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:02 — 2.1MB)If it were not for this Captain of the Swiss Guard, the history of California might be much different.  Never…

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Inventing a New Persona

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/02/24Mar16-Sutters-Fort-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)The right title can open doors sometimes closed to an average person.  So what do you do if you don’t…

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California or Bust!

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/02/23Mar16-Sutters-Fort-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)He had California on his mind but he had a lot of trouble getting there.  It was an adventure that…

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Misery Among Beauty

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2014/02/21Jul15-Alcatraz-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)This island has some of the best views of San Francisco Bay and the city itself…yet most people didn’t want…

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The Story of One Very Famous Rock

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2014/02/20Jul15-Alcatraz-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.1MB)At one time it was one of the nation’s most important forts…but that’s not how people would know it today…

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Living in Death Valley

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2014/02/16Jun15-Death-Valley-4.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Very few people have attempted to live inside Death Valley National Park, but one that did built one of the…

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The 20 Mule Team

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2014/02/15Jun15-Death-Valley-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Some of you might remember 20 mule team borax and the old episodes of the Death Valley TV show.  Today…

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How Death Valley Earned Its Name

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2014/02/12Jun15-Death-Valley-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Because Death Valley is such a difficult environment to support plant and animal life…most suppose that is how it earned…

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A Place of Beauty and Danger

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2014/02/11Jun15-Death-Valley-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)On the border of California and Nevada you will find a place that has daunted countless travelers for the past…

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The Salton Sea

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2014/12/24Feb15-Salton-Sea-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)It’s a lake with an elevation of over 200 feet below sea level.  It’s also a body of water with…

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The Largest Lake In California

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2014/12/23Feb15-Salton-Sea-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)It’s the largest lake in California.  So large, in fact, it’s called a sea.  You couldn’t find this lake on…

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The Life of a Winemaker

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2014/09/16Sep14-California-Organic-Winemaker-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Just as a chef might experiment with many ingredients to find the perfect dish, a winemaker works with a multitude of…

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