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The Other Inauguration

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/09/27Oct16-They-Also-Ran-Museum-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)On the day the latest U.S. president is sworn into office, the runner-up will receive their own ceremony just a…

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The “Biggest Loser”

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/09/26Oct16-They-Also-Ran-Museum-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)This man ran for president five times and never won.  Some may call him the “biggest loser.”  Here it just…

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They Also Ran

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/09/25Oct16-They-Also-Ran-Museum-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)If you competed in a race and didn’t win, you might be labeled an “also ran.”  But in this town,…

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The 1936 Berlin Olympics US Basketball Team

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/04/11Aug16-Olympic-Basketball-4.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Eighty years ago the first Olympic gold medal basketball match was played.  You can bet the scene back then is…

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Dunking the Basketball

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/04/10Aug16-Olympic-Basketball-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.1MB)What would the game of basketball be without the dunk?  You have some unlikely folks in central Kansas and one…

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Training for the Olympics

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/04/09Aug16-Olympic-Basketball-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.0MB)Today’s Olympic athletes may be able to devote many hours to training for their big event.  Eighty years ago, this…

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Getting Your Name Out In Public

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/04/08Aug16-Olympic-Basketball-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Businesses may use a variety of ways to get their name out to the public.  In the first half of…

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Offering a Blank Check for a Cabin

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/04/05May16-Home-on-the-Range-Cabin-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It’s a place so important, the owners were once offered a blank check if they would sell.  It’s a story…

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President Roosevelt’s Favorite Song – Why it Matters!

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/04/04May16-Home-on-the-Range-Cabin-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It’s one of the best known songs of that past century.  In fact, one president said it was his favorite. …

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My Western Home – A Poem You Know!

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/04/03May16-Home-on-the-Range-Cabin-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)You may not fancy yourself a poet, and you may have forgotten a poem called My Western Home.  But in…

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The Most Dangerous Route the Mail Ever Took

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/04/02May16-Dalles-Oregon-4.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It’s said to be the most dangerous route a postman ever took.  In fact, the route was eventually removed from…

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Peace Treaty Pageant

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2015/12/26Jan16-Medicine-Lodge-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)A three-day event dedicated to an old peace treaty may sound a bit odd.  However, this town’s event draws thousands…

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The Foiled Medicine Lodge Bank Robbery

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2015/12/25Jan16-Medicine-Lodge-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:03 — 2.1MB)About as long as there have been banks, there have been bank robberies.  The one that took place in Medicine…

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Carry Nation’s Hatchet Job

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2015/12/20Jan16-Carry-Nation-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)This lady was known to back up her words with her hatchet.  And that hatchet is still well known over…

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Carry Nation’s Crusade

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2015/12/19Jan16-Carry-Nation-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:03 — 2.1MB)If you attended David Nation’s church in Medicine Lodge, Kansas, many would say the real sermon began when David’s wife…

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Medicine Lodge History

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2015/12/18Jan16-Medicine-Lodge-History.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)In south central Kansas you’ll find a place long important to Native Americans – a place where they and later…

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A Famous Tunnel

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2014/02/08Oct15-Dalton-Gang-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)There is a very famous tunnel running beneath the surface of a barnyard in Meade, Kansas.  It was built in…

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The Other Dalton Children

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2014/02/07Oct15-Dalton-Gang-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:58 — 2.0MB)The infamous Dalton Gang robbed individuals and businesses in the Midwest during the early 1890s.  But not all of the…

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Remembering Flight 599 on the Kansas Prairie

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2014/02/20Aug15-Knute-Rockne-Memorial-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)He was perhaps an unlikely tour guide and an even more unlikely person to be recognized by cheering crowds and…

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The Knute Rockne Tragedy

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2014/02/19Aug15-Knute-Rockne-Memorial-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.0MB)It’s been over eighty years since Knute Rockne walked the football sidelines at Notre Dame.  However, phrases like “Win one…

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