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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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A Fountain Mightier than Skyscrapers

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2010/12/Grant-Park-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:00 — 938.2KB)Many city parks have fountains.  But imagine a fountain that could shoot water higher than buildings and drew visitors from…

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To the Courts For a Park

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2010/12/Grant-Park-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:00 — 938.2KB)We know names like Montgomery Ward and Marshall Field because of the stores that carried their name.  But most people…

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Chicago’s Lake Park

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2010/12/Grant-Park-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:00 — 938.2KB)In downtown Chicago there is a wide stretch of land between Michigan Avenue and the Lake Michigan that was never…

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County Flags of the Civil War

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2010/07/Civil-War-Flags.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:00 — 940.2KB)In the days of the Civil War, many regiments consisted of men all from the same county. Each regiment had…

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The Spencer Rifle

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2010/07/Illinois-Military-Museum-Spencer-Rifle.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:01 — 941.4KB)Imagine you had invented a new type of rifle that could be helpful to the U.S. military. How would you…

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Cheese in the Windy City

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2010/06/Prairie-Pure-Cheese-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:00 — 941.2KB)As a veterinarian, Brian Gerloff knows a lot about helping animals. However, his business model is also helping farmers and…

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Prairie Pure Cheese

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2010/06/Prairie-Pure-Cheese-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:00 — 940.4KB)When this veterinarian began his practice just outside of Chicago, he may never have imagined how the growing city would…

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A Cowboy Named Gordon Lillie

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2010/04/Pawnee-Bill-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:02 — 954.3KB)Many of us had childhood heroes, and for Gordon it was the famous showman Buffalo Bill. What he might never…

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Discovering Dickson Mounds

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2009/12/Dickson-Mounds-21.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:02 — 950.8KB)Long before there were cities like New York and Chicago, these giant cities were scattered across the nation. Today we…

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Dickson Mounds

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2009/12/Dickson-Mounds-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:02 — 1.9MB)Today we say hello to our listeners on WDUK in Havanna, IL. This nice town on the Illinois River is…

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The Carthage Jail

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2009/08/Carthage-Illinois-Jail.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:02 — 1.9MB)Jails aren’t supposed to be a thing of beauty, but the tanned limestone walls of this 1839 jailhouse in Carthage,…

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WCAZ Radio

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2009/08/WCAZ-Radio.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:01 — 1.9MB)Today’s program comes from the studios of WCAZ Radio in Carthage, Illinois. It’s a place with a long tradition in…

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Kermit Bell

http://www.americancountryside.com/audio/kermit-bell-6-26-09.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:02 — 955.7KB)Over 2 decades after he first entered the army, Kermit Bell was now on his way to Vietnam. Not only…

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