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Century Year Old Vines

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2014/11/16Dec15-Cranberry-Farm-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It’s hard to imagine a farm growing a crop from vines that are over a century old.  But that’s exactly…

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Flooding Out the Crops

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2014/11/15Dec15-Cranberry-Farm-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Most farmers want to avoid a flood that drenches their crops.  Here, it’s just part of the process to keep…

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Growing Bountiful Crops

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2014/11/14Dec15-Cranberry-Farm-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It’s hard to image that a place once known for mining iron would become an area that later was recognized…

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The Origins of Thanksgiving

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2014/11/25Nov15-Pilgrim-Hall-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Each November we celebrate Thanksgiving in this country.  But how did we get the annual holiday?  While it may have…

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A One-Time Feast

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2014/11/24Nov15-Pilgrim-Hall-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 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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The Oldest Museum in the Nation

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2014/11/23Nov15-Pilgrim-Hall-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Where is the oldest museum in the nation?  You might guess New York or Washington, D.C., but the town is…

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Farming With the Methods of 400 Years Ago

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2015/11/20Nov15-First-Thanksgiving-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Farming can be a challenging way to make a living, especially when you consider factors like the weather that are…

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The First Thanksgiving

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2015/11/19Nov15-First-Thanksgiving-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)We associate the first Thanksgiving with the Native American and Pilgrims living in Plymouth Colony.  However, we know very little…

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Squanto

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2015/11/18Nov15-Squanto.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 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 Crop Best Suited for a New Home

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2015/11/17Nov15-Plymouth-Colony-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Some regions of the country are better suited for specific crops.  That was the case for the Pilgrims who established…

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People Called Pilgrams

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2015/11/16Nov15-Plymouth-Colony-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 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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The Roots of the Family Tree

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2014/02/12Oct15-Mayflower-Society-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.0MB)Some people enjoy tracing their family tree.  A few may even trace their ancestors back to the founding of the…

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The General Society of Mayflower Descendents

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2014/02/09Oct15-Mayflower-Society-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.1MB)Visitors to Plymouth, Massachusetts are often fascinated with the history of the Pilgrims who landed here.  But some have a…

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The Saugus Iron Works

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/10/18Nov13-Saugus-Iron-Works.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 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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Fact vs Fiction of the Famous Ride

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/08/Paul-Revere-2011-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:00 — 938.0KB)LISTEN, my children, and you shall hear of the midnight ride of Paul Revere. On the eighteenth of April, in…

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A Famous Dentist

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/08/Paul-Revere-2011-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:00 — 938.0KB)He’s probably the most famous dentist that helped win the Revolutionary War. You might not know he cleaned teeth, but…

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Parker Brothers

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2010/12/Parker-Brothers-2010.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:00 — 938.2KB)Park Place and Boardwalk are real places in Atlantic City, NJ. They became famous of course, through the game of…

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Saugus Iron Works

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2010/11/Saugus-Iron-Works-2010.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:00 — 939.8KB)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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The Renter Who Became Famous

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2010/06/Longfellow-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:00 — 940.2KB)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/2010/06/Longfellow-21.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:00 — 940.4KB)Today Harvard is recognized as one of the top universities in the world. In 1775, it became the home of…

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