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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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Hallowed Ground for Hotrod Racing Fans

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/12/10Dec20-Great-Bend-Hotrod-Dragstrip-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Baseball fans may long of a trip to see Wrigley Field or Fenway Park.  Football fans probably want to visit…

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A Repurposed Army Air Base

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/12/09Dec20-Great-Bend-Hotrod-Dragstrip-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Today we say hello to our listeners on KVGB in Great Bend, KS.  Listeners there know that the old army…

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Picking Up Relics at a Garage Sale

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/12/08Dec20-Kansas-Cosmophere-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)You might pick up a bargain at a garage sale.  That’s kind of what the folks in Hutchinson, Kansas did,…

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One of the Best Space Museums in the World

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/12/07Dec20-Kansas-Cosmophere-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It all began in the poultry building at the Kansas State Fairgrounds.  That was the beginning of one of the…

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What Shape Is Your Salt?

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/11/04Dec20-Emerson-Cary-Underground-Salt-Mine-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)What shape is your salt? Not your salt shaker, but the salt itself that you put on your food. You…

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One Large Company That Put Its Owner on the Map

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/11/03Dec20-Emerson-Cary-Underground-Salt-Mine-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)He owned a railroad, construction company, ice, and cold storage business, a newspaper, and even a cemetery. But above and…

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650 Feet Below Ground

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/11/02Dec20-Emerson-Cary-Underground-Salt-Mine-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Today, we say hello to listeners at KWBW in Hutchinson, Kansas. I was recently in their town to visit with…

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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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