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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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The Oldest Museum in the Nation

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/10/24Nov16-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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The Mayflower II

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/10/23Nov16-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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An Accidental Landing Spot

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/10/22Nov16-Mayflower-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.0MB)Today we associate the Pilgrims with the town of Plymouth, MA.  However, the landing spot was a bit accidental…

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The Ship Available to Sail

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/10/21Nov16-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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The Value of Whaling

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/04/17Jun16-New-Bedford-Whaling-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)The residents of this city were so wealthy,wholesale jerseys their annual per capita income was the equivalent of purchasing two…

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A Good Place To Hide

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/04/16Jun16-New-Bedford-Whaling-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)A slave escaping his master needed a good place to hide. StLouisRamsJerseysOnline Perhaps that what made this job perfect for those…

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A Different Kind of Oil Industry

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/04/15Jun16-New-Bedford-Whaling-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Oil has long been big business for certain areas of the country.  Two centuries ago this city was known for…

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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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