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The World’s Best Hot Dogs

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/06/30Jun21-KC-Cattle-Company-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Patrick Montgomery had the world’s best hot dog, but he didn’t have enough them to sell to all those who…

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Hot Dog Sales Through the Roof

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/06/29Jun21-KC-Cattle-Company-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Patrick Montgomery is in the business of delivering customers the best steaks they’ll ever eat.  Along the way, he may…

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From Army Ranger to Entrepreneur

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/06/28Jun21-KC-Cattle-Company-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Patrick Montgomery was an army ranger…and in 2014 he had a decision to make – reenlist or pursue another career…

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Four Tons of Glass Negatives

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/06/25Jun21-Leavenworth-Historical-Society-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Some of us remember the photo negatives you used to get when you processed film.  But a century ago the…

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First City of Kansas

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/06/24Jun21-Leavenworth-Historical-Society-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It is the “First City of Kansas.”  The reason it achieved that status was because of an important fort that…

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A Gift for the Sultan’s Wives

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/06/23Jun21-CW-Park-Carousel-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)A husband is supposed to give his bride a gift on her birthday, anniversary, Christmas…well, they should probably be giving…

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Carousel Capitol of the World

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/06/22Jun21-CW-Park-Carousel-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)When most people think of this town they perhaps remember one of two things – a fort or a major…

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CW Parker

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/06/21Jun21-CW-Park-Carousel-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)CW Parker moved from Illinois to Kansas and his first career was hand digging wells.  However, he began to take…

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Death Alley

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/06/16Jun21-The-Dalton-Gang-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Today these streets and the adjacent alley are peaceful avenues lines with small town businesses.  The fall of 1892, it…

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The Dalton Gang

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/06/15Jun21-The-Dalton-Gang-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Bob, Emmit and Grat…three brothers that returned to their hometown to do business…but the business to be transacted would cost…

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The Flying Priest of Bolivia

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/04/19May21-Father-Mike-Gould-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Buying a plane seemed like a good idea.  Then again, Mike Gould didn’t know how to fly.  It turned out…

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Bolivia on Horseback

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/04/18May21-Father-Mike-Gould-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)It’s been nearly seventy years since Mike Gould was assigned to work in Bolivia.  He’s spent almost all of those…

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The Making of a Real-Life Superhero

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/02/03Mar21-Evel-Knievel-Museum-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)There was no stunt he wouldn’t consider.  And because of his daredevil nature, some have called him the first, real-life…

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Jumping the Grand Canyon?

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/02/02Mar21-Evel-Knievel-Museum-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)There was always something new he just had to try.  Something different that would excite and audience and bring out…

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Evel, Not Evil

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/02/01Mar21-Evel-Knievel-Museum-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It all began with a motorcycle jump in a local parade that went awry.  Soon snakes were slithering towards spectators…

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America’s Underground Attic

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/02/11Feb21-Kansas-Salt-Mine-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It could be a cellar, an attic or even a storage unit.  Many of us have a place to keep…

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Where the Real Movie Film is Found

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/02/10Feb21-Kansas-Salt-Mine-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Movie companies have been shooting film for over a century and most of them didn’t want to get rid of…

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Inspiration from the Monuments Men

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/02/09Feb21-Kansas-Salt-Mine-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)During World War II a group of soldiers and civilians worked to locate and rescue valuable items confiscated by Hitler’s…

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Landmarks of Great Bend, Kansas

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/12/14Dec20-Great-Bend-History-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)There are a couple of landmarks on the edges of Great Bend, Kansas that can tell you a lot about…

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Commerce on the High Plains

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/12/11Dec20-Great-Bend-History.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Two centuries ago, it could be a long trip to find the merchandise you wanted or needed.  And that fact…

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