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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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Studying Graves from Over 400 Years Ago

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/04/31May17-Pilgrim-Burials-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)They are some of the oldest graves of Europeans settlers you can find in this nation.  It’s Steven’s job to…

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Seaman’s Bethel

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/04/28Apr17-New-Bedford-Seamans-Bethel.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.0MB)You’ll find many churches in New Bedford, Massachusetts, but you’ll have to look far and wide to find one with…

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A Ship Called Dartmouth

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/04/27Apr17-New-Bedford-Whaling-Museum-4.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)The ship’s name was the Dartmouth.  When it took a cargo of whale oil to England no one perhaps thought…

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How Things Change

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/04/26Apr17-New-Bedford-Whaling-Museum-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.0MB)Did you ever leave home for a while, then return and find that lots had changed?  That was commonplace in…

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A Nantucket Sleigh Ride

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/04/25Apr17-New-Bedford-Whaling-Museum-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It’s called a Nantucket sleigh ride.  Sounds like a nice winter ride, but it’s actually far from a peaceful dash…

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A Cash Crop Not Grown in Soil

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/04/24Apr17-New-Bedford-Whaling-Museum-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)If you made good revenue from a field you might call it your “cash crop.” Here the cash crop doesn’t…

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A One-Time Thanksgiving

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/10/25Nov16-Pilgrim-Hall-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)We often trace our Thanksgiving holiday back to the Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony.  It’s true they did have a feast…

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