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A Battle With Inevitable Results

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/09/18Sep20-Osawatamie-John-Brown-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)The shots at Ft. Sumter in April of 1861 are often considered the first military action of the Civil War. …

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A Historic Vote on Slavery

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/09/17Sep20-Osawatamie-John-Brown-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)In the years just ahead of the Civil War, thousands of people came to Kansas ahead of a critical vote…

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Best of 2019: Lucas, Kansas’ Public Restroom

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/12/27Dec19-Best-of-2019-Lucas-Kansas-Restroom.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)A public restroom is usually not a thing of beauty.  It’s just designed to take care of the need at…

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A Woman and Her Gun

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/12/13Dec19-Safari-Museum-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Osa Johnson was certainly not an imposing figure, but give her a gun and she could drop some of the…

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Home of the Safari Museum

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/12/12Dec19-Safari-Museum-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:02 — 2.1MB)Many towns have a museum of local history, but why is Chanute, Kansas home to the Safari Museum?  It may…

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The President Who Claimed Kansas as Home

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/08/15Aug19-Eisenhower-Birthplace.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)This President was born in Texas, but always claimed Kansas as his home…

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The Cathedral of the Plains

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/05/03Jun19-Cathedral-of-the-Plains-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)When this presidential candidate saw the building, he dubbed it the cathedral of the plains.  That’s the name that still…

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Noteworthy for Cattle and a Cathedral

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/05/31May19-Cathedral-of-the-Plains-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Victoria, Kansas has just over one thousand residents, but it’s always been noteworthy for the cattle that were raised here…

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Modern Day Free Land

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/05/22May19-Ellsworth-Kansas-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)When settlers moved west some towns hailed prospective residents with the lure of free land.  That’s still the case in…

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Magic Words to Attract People

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/05/21May19-Ellsworth-Kansas-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)The word “Free” can be a very powerful word.  In the early 2000s, that word, “free” brought plenty of attention…

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The Foundation for Settling an Area

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/04/25Apr19-Lucas-Kansas-Post-Rock.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)You can find a rock just about anyplace on earth, but if you want to see this particular type of…

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Involved with a Favorite Pastime

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/04/24Apr19-Lucas-Kansas-Grassroots-Arts-Center.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Many people take up or expand a hobby once they retired.  Many of the people living in and around this…

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A Beautiful Public Restroom

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/04/23Apr19-Lucas-Kansas-Public-Toilet.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)A public restroom is usually not a thing of beauty.  It’s just designed to take care of the need at…

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Driving Long Distances for a Favorite Recipe

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/04/22Apr19-Brants-Meat-Market-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Maybe some of your favorite food involves a recipe that was handed down from your grandma, or even generations before…

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No Flashy Signs or the Latest Technology

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/04/19Apr19-Brants-Meat-Market-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Some stores lure customers with the flashy signs and the latest technology.  That’s not the case here, and that’s what…

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The Downs, Kansas Train Depot

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/04/12Apr19-Downs-Kansas-Railroad-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Maybe you live in a town that still has a train depot – or one that preserved the one they…

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Rails in the Blood

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/04/11Apr19-Downs-Kansas-Railroad-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Today we say hello to our listeners in Beloit, KS on KVSV.  One loyal listener there knows much about the…

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A Battle in Kansas

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/01/14Jan19-John-Brown-Osawatamie-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.1MB)The shots at Ft. Sumter in April of 1861 are often considered the first military action of the Civil War. …

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John Brown: The Early Years

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/01/11Jan19-John-Brown-Osawatamie-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)In the years just ahead of the Civil War, thousands of people came to Kansas ahead of a critical vote…

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Jumping Off the Train

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/11/12Nov18-Cherokee-Strip-Land-Rush-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.1MB)Imagine a train chugging south out of Kansas with people jumping from the cars all along its route.  This is…

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