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Springfield, Illinois: The Cozy Dog

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/06/Springfield-Illinois-Cozy-Dog.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:30 — 1.1MB)Route 66 is full of pieces of Americana, and in Central Illinois you’ll find a drive-in over 65 years old,…

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Springfield, Illinois: History Comes Alive

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/06/Springfield-Illinois-History-Comes-Alive.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:31 — 1.2MB)It’s been 150 years since Abraham Lincoln was President, but you can still visit with him and get his thoughts…

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Springfield, Illinois: A Presidential Museum

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/06/Springfield-Illinois-Lincoln-Library1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:31 — 1.1MB)This week we’re in Springfield, Illinois–of course any stop here likely includes the Abraham Lincoln presidential library.  It’s a place…

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West of the Mississippi…To Illinois

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/05/Kaskaskia-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:00 — 938.2KB)Today we head west of the Mississippi River to the state of Illinois.  Yes, that’s west…..

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The Liberty Bell of the West

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/05/Kaskaskia-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:00 — 938.2KB)The Liberty Bell tolled for freedom in Philadelphia…or was it really in the State of Illinois?

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Carving a Capital from the Wilderness

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/05/Kaskaskia-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:00 — 938.2KB)Roll back the clock 250 years and this city’s population might rival some of the largest towns on the east…

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Illinois’ Original State Capital

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/04/Vandalia-Illinois-State-Capitol.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:00 — 938.2KB)State capitals range in size form huge cities such as Atlanta, Georgia all the way down to Montpelier, Vermont’s mere…

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Lincoln Celebrates With Champagne and Raisins

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/04/Vandalia-Illinois-Lincoln-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:00 — 938.2KB)What was Abraham Lincoln doing with 81 bottles of champagne and 14 pounds of raisins? Thankfully he didn’t consume them…

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Lincoln at Illinois’ Other Capital

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/04/Vandalia-Illinois-Linoln-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:00 — 938.2KB)You can go to Springfield, Illinois and learn plenty about President Abraham Lincoln. His home and Presidential Library are there….

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Santa Anna’s Leg

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/04/Santa-Annas-Leg.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:00 — 938.2KB)It’s been over 150 years since IL soldiers faced Santa Ana in the Mexican War. However traces of that battle…

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Farming Big with Small Equipment

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/02/Phil-Corzine-Brazil-Agriculture-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:00 — 938.2KB)It’s amazing some of the technology that can be found on the farm these days.  However, if you go to…

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A Different Place to Farm

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/02/Phil-Corzine-Brazil-Agriculture-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:01 — 942.2KB)Midwestern farms experience temperatures that can often range from below zero to over 100 during the course of the year….

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Stumps in the Road

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/02/17Feb11-National-Road-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:05 — 977.0KB)Folks in Ramsey, Illinois know that just a few miles to the south, one of the nation’s first roads once…

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Chicago’s Library

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/02/Chicago-Library.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:00 — 938.2KB)Chicago was ready to build a new library in the late 1800s.  However, it had two challenges.  There was little…

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Chicago’s Cultural Center

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/02/Chicago-Cultural-Center.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:00 — 938.2KB)Chicago’s Michigan Avenue has long been a place noted for fine shops, hotels and attractions. Many people though, pass by…

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Lincoln’s Aide – William Johnson

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/02/Lincoln-Servant-William-Johnson.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:00 — 938.2KB)Few people know that on Abraham Lincoln’s return to the District of Columbia from delivering the Gettysburg Address, he contracted…

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Springfield, Illinois’ Train Station

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/02/Lincoln-Inauguration-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:00 — 938.2KB)On the surface, this old train station in Springfield, Illinois may not seem to be that important.  However, when you…

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A President-Elect and a Yard Sale

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/02/Lincoln-Inaugeration-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:00 — 938.2KB)When people move, they often put some items up for sale and place others in the trash.  Now imagine it…

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Salem, Illionois’ Library

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/01/10Jan11-Bryan-Bennett-Library.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:00 — 938.2KB)In Salem, Illinois you’ll find a library named for a man who never set foot in this town. He simply…

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William Jenning Bryan

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/01/William-Jenning-Bryan.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:00 — 938.2KB)ver a century has passed since this man ran for president three times.  While he never held the oval office,…

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