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A Winter Sport for Young Men & Women

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/12/13Jan14-Basketball-History-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It all began as a way for young men and women to have a sport to play during the winter. …

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A Deer in the Courthouse

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/12/10Jan14-Chase-County-Courthouse-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)A deer that runs loose inside the courthouse might cause a scene.  Now imagine enraged residents chaining themselves to trees…

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The County Seat of Chase County, Kansas

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/12/09Jan14-Chase-County-Courthouse-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.1MB)Cottonwood Falls is the county seat of Chase County, Kansas.  The town has just over 900 people, but don’t let…

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The County Seat War

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/11/06Dec13-Kansas-Oil-Museum-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)A county seat is an important place.  It is after all the place were legal papers are stored, trials are…

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Boom or Bust

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/11/05Dec13-Kansas-Oil-Museum-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:29 — 1.7MB)Oil, gas and minerals often bring towns periods of boom and bust.  Each new discovery brings a swell of workers…

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The Kansas Oil Boom

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/11/04Dec13-Kansas-Oil-Museum-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:29 — 1.7MB)You may not think of this state as a top producing oil area.  However, turn back the clock about a…

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Kafir Corn

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/09/26Sep13-El-Dorado-Kansas-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:58 — 2.0MB)You’ve probably never heard of Kafir Corn.  However, turn back the clock a century and you may have been hearing…

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A Change of Fortune

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/09/25Sep13-El-Dorado-Kansas-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:58 — 2.0MB)The first settlers to this region began to farm the land, but drought and grasshoppers made life miserable for most….

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Seven Great FREE Places to Visit with the Family this Summer

Here are seven places my family and I have discovered in the American Countryside listening area that are not only fun to visit, but also…

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Video Stars from the Farming World

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/04/07Jun13-Peterson-Brothers.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Music video stars and farmers may seem to live in two far different worlds.  Don’t tell that to the Peterson…

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American Countryside Video: Kansas Territorial Capital

KS Territorial Capital We’ll be adding more video over the coming months, as we bring you a fuller picture of The American Countryside. Here’s the…

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The End of the Pony Express

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/10/Pony-Express-Marysville.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:00 — 938.0KB)Today we say hello to our listeners on KNDY.  It was in their home town one hundred fifty years ago…

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William Quantrill

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/01/William-Quantril.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:00 — 1.8MB)Mention the name William Quantrill in Kansas or Missouri, and you’re likely to get stories of Quantrill’s Raiders sweeping into…

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The Farm Foundation

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2010/12/Farm-Foundation-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:00 — 938.8KB)The world will add approximately three billion people in the next forty years. Farmers will be asked to feed those…

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The Kansas Cosmosphere

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2010/10/15Oct10-Kansas-Cosmosphere-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:00 — 1.9MB)Today we’re back in Hutchinson, KS and say hello to our listeners on KWBW. I can attest to what folks…

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A Cosmosphere in the Plains

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2010/10/Kansas-Cosmosphere-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:00 — 1.9MB)Where can you find the largest collection of Soviet space artifacts on display in the world? The answer is in…

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Inside the Kansas Salt Mines

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2010/09/Kansas-Salt-Mines-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:00 — 940.0KB)When you think of healthy jobs, mining doesn’t leap to the top of many people’s lists. However, in Kansas, people…

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Going Underground

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2010/09/Kansas-Salt-Mines-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:00 — 940.2KB)We’ve sunk to a new level to bring you this program. That doesn’t necessarily mean we’ve lost our morals or…

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Eisenhower’s Birthplace

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2010/08/20Jul09-Eisenhower-Birthplace1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:02 — 1.9MB)This President was born in Texas, but always claimed Kansas as his home…..

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Restoring Masterpieces

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2010/07/Pool-Table-Restoration-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:01 — 941.4KB)To say Joe Newell restores pool tables is like saying Michelangelo was just a painter. The work Joe does is…

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