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Amazing Photos from A Historic Event

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/09/17Sep21-Union-Pacific-Railroad-Museum-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)This company was created from scratch in the 1860s.  From the start, those founders knew that their work would be…

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West from Mile Zero

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/09/16Sep21-Union-Pacific-Railroad-Museum-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)This is Mile Zero.  For several years mile zero of this railroad would only take you to the banks or…

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Lincoln’s Site To Begin a Railroad

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/09/15Sep21-Union-Pacific-Railroad-Museum-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Abraham Lincoln had an important decision to make.  Where would be the beginning point of a new railroad.  We don’t…

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Don’t Paint My Tractor!

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/06/10Jun21-Hart-Parr-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Ask any farmer what is their favorite color on the farm and they most likely know you are asking them…

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Coining “Tractor”

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/06/09Jun21-Hart-Parr-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)They were not the first to invent a tractor, but they were the first to call it that.  And a…

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Swamp Root to Cure Your Ails

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/12/06Jan21-Allerton-Iowa-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)If you saw an advertisement for someone selling “swamp root” that could cure your ails, well, you might be a…

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A Meeting in the Park

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/12/05Jan21-Allerton-Iowa-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)This small town was in danger of losing a treasured part of its past and present.  But who would step…

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The World’s Fair in Iowa

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/12/04Jan21-Allerton-Iowa-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Perhaps you’ve heard of the World’s Fair.  Many editions of that global event have been held over the centuries.  But…

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Losing All Five Sullivan Children

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/11/12Nov20-Sullivan-Brothers-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)One cannot fathom the thought of losing five children in one event, but that’s exactly what happened to the Sullivans. …

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Remembering the Sacrifices

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/11/11Nov20-Sullivan-Brothers-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Veteran’s Day is a time we remember the sacrifices of those who fought for the freedoms we enjoy in the…

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Remembering Five Brothers from Waterloo

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/11/10Nov20-Sullivan-Brothers-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)After the attack on Pearl Harbor, many young men in the country rushed to join the military to fight for…

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A Different Cemetery

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/10/05Nov20-Hobo-Museum-4.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)In Britt, Iowa you’ll find a section of the town’s cemetery that looks different than the rest.  The stones are…

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Luring a Convention

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/10/04Nov20-Hobo-Museum-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Lots of cities work to lure conventions to town.  They may offer several amenities to take advantage of the economic…

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Catching a Train Ride on a No Budget Trip

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/10/03Nov20-Hobo-Museum-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It was quite an adventure.  Shorty and Frog caught and westbound train and were headed over the Rocky Mountains and…

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A Visit with Hobos

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/10/02Nov20-Hobo-Museum-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)When I told my son on a recent trip that we were going to stop and visit with a couple…

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Putting Hats on the Map

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/08/19Aug20-Iowa-Hat-Lady-2020-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)People always ask who is the most interesting person I’ve interviewed?  It’s a question with many answers, and most of…

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The Hat Lady, Alvina Sellers

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/08/18Aug20-Iowa-Hat-Lady-2020-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Dr. Suess wrote the cat in the hat, but he should have consulted an expert like Alvina Sellers for background…

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The National Championship Pedal Pull

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/09/12Sep19-Pedal-Pull-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Every September kids from across the country come to the Corn Palace to compete in this national championship.  It’s a…

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Another Way to Invest Your Retirement Money

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/09/11Sep19-Pedal-Pull-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)People decide to do a multitude of things with their retirement money.  Ken Meyers decided to invest his in something…

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Everything Is For Sale

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/08/05Sep19-Auctioneer-Jared-Miller-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)What’s the most difficult genre of items for an auctioneer to sell?  That depends on the auctioneer you ask but…

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