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Kidder Massacre

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/12/13Dec22-Kidder-Massacre.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Today messages can be relayed to a military patrol within a split second.  But in the 1860s, it took a…

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The Goodland Flying Machine

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/12/12Dec22-Goodland-Helicopter.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)The first operational helicopters took flight in the 1930s.   Widespread production of the aircraft didn’t occur for another decade…

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The Cowboy War

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/12/09Dec22-Leota-Cowboy-War-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It was proclaimed the Cowboy War by national newspapers.  It was truly a battle that required some of the biggest…

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Fighting for the County Seat

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/12/08Dec22-Leota-Cowboy-War-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)I’ve heard several stories over the years about towns fighting to be proclaimed the county seat in the early years…

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He once was just, “Bill”

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/11/21Nov22-Buffalo-Bill-Oakly-Kansas.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Before he was known as Buffalo Bill, he was simply William Cody.  We all assume he must have some connection…

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Orphan Train Complex – Concordia, KS

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/08/19Aug22-Orphan-Train-Complex-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Imagine being an orphan boarding a train on the East Coast, not knowing where your next home might be.  That…

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The Orphan Train

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/08/18Aug22-Orphan-Train-Complex-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)In a restored rail depot building in Concordia, Kansas you can find an intriguing story of nearly a quarter million…

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Turkey Red & the Liberty Bell

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/07/26Jul22-Mennonite-Heritage-Center-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Perhaps you’ve seen the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia.  But have you see the Liberty Bell in Goessel, Kansas?  The version…

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The Mennonites Meet the Tsar

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/07/25Jul22-Mennonite-Heritage-Center-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)This community in central Kansas traces their lineage to the Netherlands, Poland and the Ukraine.  During their journey it was…

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The Horse with a Gas Mask

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/04/03May22-Fort-Riley-Kansas-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)There is a lot of important military artifacts in this museum and Dr. Robert Smith can tell you why each…

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Fort Riley, Kansas

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/04/02May22-Fort-Riley-Kansas-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)If you drive by Junction City, Kansas on Interstate 70 you’ll see the airfield and buildings related to one of…

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Be Wary of “Just Bid on It”

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/03/23Mar22-Landmark-Inn.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Gary says people should be wary of realtors who say, “Just make a bid on it.”  If you do make…

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Last of the Raids

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/02/02Mar22-Last-Indian-Raid.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Americans are familiar with the fate of Custer and his men at the Little Big Horn.  It was far from…

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White Cloud, KS Past and Future

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/02/14Feb22-White-Cloud-Past-and-Future.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Many of us like to reminisce about the way things once were.  They do that a bit in White Cloud,…

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Origin of the Piggy Bank

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/02/11Feb22-White-Cloud-Piggy-Bank-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Maybe you had a piggy bank as a child, or perhaps you still do.  In a moment I’ll take you…

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Pete the Pig

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/02/10Feb22-White-Cloud-Piggy-Bank-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)We all have causes that are close to our heart – organizations or individuals that we donate to in order…

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White Cloud, Kansas

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/02/09Feb22-White-Cloud-Kansas.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)When you drive into White Cloud, Kansas, along the banks of the Missouri River, some people will see a ghost…

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Celebrating Thanksgiving

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/11/03Dec21-Burnham-Phillipine-Hostages-4.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Today’s story is about Thanksgiving.  Yes, it does involve the holiday, but in a much different way.  It’s the story…

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Taken Hostage in the Philippines

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/11/02Dec21-Burnham-Phillipine-Hostages-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)In the Spring of 2001 several people were taken hostage in the Philippines by terrorist and held for over a…

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Training for Future Missions

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/11/01Dec21-Burnham-Phillipine-Hostages-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)For a time the Burnham family few crop dusting jobs in western Nebraska.  Perhaps it was good training for flights…

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