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Fact & Fiction of Paul Revere’s Ride

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/06/02Jul21-Paul-Revere-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Listen, my children, and you shall hear…Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere. It’s the beginning to that famous Longfellow…

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The Famous American Revolutionary War Dentist

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/06/01Jul21-Paul-Revere-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)He’s probably the most famous dentist in the American Revolutionary War.  You might not know he cleaned teeth, but you…

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The Renter Who Became Famous

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/02/16Feb21-Longfellow-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)George Washington is the father of the nation, but it’s this man’s name that is on the national historic site…

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Raising An Army at Harvard

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/02/15Feb21-Longfellow-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Today Harvard is recognized as one of the top universities in the world.  In 1775, it became the home of…

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What Happened to the Loyalists?

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/02/12Feb21-Longfellow-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)When the American revolution began, there were many living in the colonies that remained loyal to the king.  In many…

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It’s Thanksgiving at Berkley Plantation

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/11/27Nov20-ThanksgivingcBerkley-Plantation.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)You may have thought Thanksgiving dates back to the Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony in today’s state of Massaschusettes.  But, in…

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Celebrating Thanksgiving at Plymouth Rock

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/11/26Nov20-Thanksgiving-Plymouth-Rock.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Each Thanksgiving we are likely to remember the Pilgrims who landed at Plymouth Rock.  But is that rock really the…

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Boston’s Black Tide

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/06/10Jun20-Dark-Tide-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)When a massive tank of molasses burst on Boston’s Commerical Street in 1919, 21 lives were lost in the resulting…

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A Wall of Molasses

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/06/09Jun20-Dark-Tide-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)At first it may sound like a hoax, a wall of molasses moving through the city of Boston swallowing everything…

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Where Water Powers the Machines

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/02/24Feb20-Saugus-Ironworks-2020.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It is a factory that began operation over a century before England’s colonies became the United State of America.  We…

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Sandwiched Between Two Notable Presidents

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/02/17Feb20-John-Adams.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)His presidency was sandwiched between presidential greats George Washington and Thomas Jefferson…and unfortunately, much of his work in helping form…

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The Mayflower II

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/11/29Nov19-Mayflower-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)The original Mayflower that sailed with 102 Pilgrims back in 1620 is long gone.  But another ship by the same…

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The Accidental Landing in Plymouth

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/11/28Nov19-Mayflower-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Today we associate the Pilgrims with the town of Plymouth, Massachusetts.  However, the landing spot was a bit accidental.  This…

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A Ship Synonymous with Thanksgiving

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/11/27Nov19-Mayflower-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)It just happened to be a ship that was available to sail, but the ship that was chosen is still…

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Not the Man for Joe’s Daughter

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/06/19Jun19-JFK-Birthplace-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)There was no doubt in Fitz’s mind, Joe was not the man for his daughter.  This is the story of…

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A Special House on Beal Street

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/06/18Jun19-JFK-Birthplace-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Beals street looks to be just another street in suburban Boston.  But one house here is special…

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A Man Named Squanto

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/11/23Nov18-Plymouth-Plantation-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.1MB)His name is one from our history books, but perhaps we have forgotten just how important his role was in…

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A New Crop for a New Home

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/11/22Nov18-Plymouth-Plantation-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.0MB)Some regions of the country are better suited for specific crops.  That was the case for the Pilgrims who established…

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Survival of the Pilgrims

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/11/21Nov18-Squanto.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)In 1620, the men and women we call the “Pilgrims” landed near Cape Cod, and eventually established Plymouth Colony.  As…

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Old Artifacts from Early Settlers

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/04/01Jun17-Pilgrim-Burials-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)How old is old?  Well, it may depend on who or what you are talking about, but when it comes…

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