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Seven Great FREE Places to Visit with the Family this Summer

Here are seven places my family and I have discovered in the American Countryside listening area that are not only fun to visit, but also…

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Posted in American Countryside Iowa Podcast

From Lumber Company to Feed Company

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2012/01/01Feb12-Kent-Feeds-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 1.4MB)It all began with a lumber yard in Indianola, Iowa.  Of course, today you don’t know this company for its…

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The World’s Longest Flight

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/12/24Jan12-Iowa-Aviation-Museum-4.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 1.4MB)The longest nonstop commercial flight in the world is currently a Singapore Airlines route from Newark to Singapore.  It’s in…

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Iowa’s Aviation Museum

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2012/01/23Jan12-Iowa-Aviation-Museum-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 1.4MB)For the past few days we,ve been in Greenfield, Iowa, home to the Iowa Aviation Museum.  You probably never realized…

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Charles Levine

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2012/01/20Jan12-Iowa-Aviation-Museum-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 1.4MB)Chalres Lindburgh was the first person to fly an airplane across the Atlantic Ocean.  But lost in our history books…

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Landing A Plane on a Boat

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2012/01/19Jan12-Iowa-Aviation-Museum-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 1.4MB)Today, aircraft carriers and the planes they transport play a vital role in country’s military might.   However, have you…

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A Unique Midwest Harvest

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2012/01/09Jan12-Jim-Stillman.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 1.4MB)In some parts of the Midwest, you can buy a brand new car for the same price as one acre…

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A POW-built Nativity

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/12/23Dec11-Algona-Nativity-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:00 — 938.0KB)It was Christmas 1945. German POWs at Camp Algona in Algona, Iowa would be returning to Europe the next year….

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An Odd Request

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/12/22Dec11-Algona-Nativity-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:00 — 938.0KB)At first glance, it might appear to be an odd request. A U.S. commander asked a group of German POWs…

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New Mellary Caskets

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/10/New-Mellary-Abbey-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:00 — 938.0KB)When people began attending funerals here, many had the exact same reaction. They mentioned that when they passed, they wanted…

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Making Use of Their Timber

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/10/New-Mellary-Abbey-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:00 — 938.0KB)These men had about 3500 acres of farmland, pasture and timber. However, tilling the land they owned was becoming more…

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Monks and the Civil War

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/10/New-Mellary-Abbey-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:00 — 938.0KB)Who helped supply the Union army’s depot in Galena, Illinois during the Civil War? The monks at this abbey, of…

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The House with the Gothic Window

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/09/American-Gothic-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:00 — 938.0KB)Holly Berg finds a steady stream of people that stop by her office to have their picture taken in overalls…

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Painting Your Sister and Dentist

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/09/American-Gothic-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:00 — 938.0KB)If an artist painted a picture of his sister and his dentist, you’d probably doubt it would be anything special….

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Iowa’s Tall Corn Stalk

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/09/Tallest-Corn-Stalk.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:00 — 938.0KB)Over time, corn yields have steadily risen. Sure, there are dips in production due to drought and disease, but over…

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Posted in American Countryside food Iowa Podcast

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/09/Canteen-Lunch-in-the-Alley.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:00 — 938.0KB)If your restaurant sat in an alley underneath a parking garage, you would not have a prime location to attract…

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A Delicious Fruit

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/08/Red-Delicious-Apples-2011.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:00 — 938.0KB)It’s one of the world’s most popular varieties of fruit and we have it because one farmer couldn’t get a…

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Herbert Hoover

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/04/Herbert-Hoover-2011.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:00 — 938.2KB)Some consider this president to be the cause of the Great Depression.  It was probably more a matter of being…

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Harold Barrett and His Indian Motorcycle

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/04/Harold-Barrett-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:00 — 938.2KB)Today we say hello to our listeners on KWBG in Boone, IA.  Folks there should stay alert!  There’s a 90…

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Harold Barrett

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/04/Harold-Barrett.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:00 — 938.2KB)Harold Barrett has been farming and feeding cattle as long as he can remember–and that’s about 90 years so far….

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