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The Biggest Steer on Record

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/03/22Mar22-Big-Ben-the-Steer-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)He is the biggest steer on record – a beef that was over 16 feet in length and weighed well…

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No Beef Better than Ben

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/03/21Mar22-Big-Ben-the-Steer-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Beef producers are usually looking for an efficient, high quality steer to feed.  Perhaps there was none better than Ben,…

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Remembering LeRoy Keyes

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/12/20Dec21-LeRoy-Keyes.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)In1968, O.J Simpson won the Heisman Trophy…but it was this man who was runner-up in the Heisman balloting that year. …

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Completing a Castle

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/10/22Oct21-Boldt-Castle-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It was a grand project that employed a hundred workers or more, building a castle on an island in New…

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Building a Castle for your Love

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/10/21Oct21-Boldt-Castle-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)George immigrated from Prussia in the 1800s and settled in New York City.  His hard work paid off and he…

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Giant Sycamore Stump

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/10/18Oct21-Kokomo-Sycamore-Stump.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Many folks enjoy trees in their yard that provide shade on a summer day and beauty with the fall colors. …

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Kokomo Opalescent Glass

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/10/15Oct21-Kokomo-Glass-Company-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)When your product is estimated to be found in seventy-five percent of the world’s churches, you know your company has…

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The Amazing Torches of Kokomo

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/10/14Oct21-Kokomo-Glass-Company-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Dig into the photo archives around Kokomo, Indiana and you’re bound to find plenty of pictures, commonplace in the 1880s,…

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What is It?  How do you Spell it?

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/10/13Oct21-Kokomo-Glass-Company-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Jeff Shaw owns a company in which he has to answer two questions quite often – What is it and…

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The Vice President Who Dueled

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/08/10Aug21-Vice-President-Center-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)There are plenty of interesting stories to be found in the history of the U.S. presidency…and if you take a…

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The Unknown Vice Presidents of the United States

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/08/09Aug21-Vice-President-Center-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Elbridge Gerry, Rufus King, Schyler Colfax…they’re names probably not that familiar to both of us…yet at one time they were…

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Vincennes Rendezvous

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/03/22Mar21-Vincennes-Rendevous.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)In 1779, soldiers of the American Revolution set foot here to capture lands for the new United States.  Over two…

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Building a Library You Can Fish From

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/01/28Jan21-Ben-Hur-4.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Some people fix up their office with pictures and knick-knacks that remind them of their favorite things in life.  This…

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Earning Royalties from Naming Pets

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/01/27Jan21-Ben-Hur-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Some people put a lot of thought into the names of their animals.  But would you be willing to pay…

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The Best Selling Book that Made Lew Famous

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/01/26Jan21-Ben-Hur-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)You may have never heard the name Lew Wallace, but I bet you’ve heard of one of the books he…

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Wild Child – Lew Wallace

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/01/25Jan21-Ben-Hur-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)He was a wild child.  The son of a governor he was also a military veteran, artist, writer, lawyer…the list…

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Tippecanoe and Tyler, Too

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/10/29Oct20-Tippecanoe.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Perhaps you’ve heard the presidential slogan Tippecanoe and Tyler too.  Today’s feature is at Tippecanoe.  What is it and why…

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The U.S. Record in Park County, Indiana

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/10/13Oct20-Park-County-Indiana-Covered-Bridges-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Park County, Indiana holds a record.  If you’ve ever traveled there, you probably know what that record is…and if you…

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A Good Roof Goes a Long Way

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/10/12Oct20-Park-County-Indiana-Covered-Bridges-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)We’ve heard the cliché that it’s important “to have a good roof over your head.”  In this county, the good…

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Serving Up Food For All Ages

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/10/05Oct20-Triple-XXX-Cafe-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Every college and university has a place students like to come and eat at just about any hour of the…

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