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A Wealth of History and Natural Beauty

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/08/21Aug18-Calument-Copper-Mines-5.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)It’s a relatively new site in the National Park Service and for most of us, you’ll have to drive a…

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Some of the Longest and Deepest Holes Dug In the Earth

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/08/20Aug18-Calument-Copper-Mines-4.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)A trip here will reveal some of the longest and deepest holes dug into the earth.  In fact, some of…

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Tilling Beneath the Soil

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/08/17Aug18-Calument-Copper-Mines-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Carl can trace his lineage back several generations to family members who came here from Findland.  They were farmers, but…

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The Ontonagan Boulder

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/08/16Aug18-Calument-Copper-Mines-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It’s called the Ontonagan Boulder – a rock of pure copper that reports said was larger than a canoe.  Native…

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As Easy As Eating Pie

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/08/15Aug18-Calument-Copper-Mines-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)There’s an old cliché that says if something is not hard to do, “It’s as easy as pie.”  I guess…

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Buying A Glider for More Than One Reason

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/03/23Mar18-Henry-Ford-World-War-II-Gliders-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)There are under ten original World War II gliders to be found in the nation.  People bought hundreds of surplus…

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From Automaker to Glider Manufacturer

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/03/22Mar18-Henry-Ford-World-War-II-Gliders-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)When World War II began, automakers suddenly switched from making cars to the equipment needed to win a war.   The…

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Henry Ford in the Upper Peninsula

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/03/21Mar18-Henry-Ford-Iron-Mountain.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)We know Henry Ford as an early Detroit auto maker.  So what was he doing buying a huge tract of…

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Building A Museum Around an Exhibit

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/03/20Mar18-Cornish-Pump-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)In Iron Mountain, Michigan you’ll find a museum with a very large exhibit – so large in fact, that the…

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The Largest Steam Powered Engine

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/03/19Mar18-Cornish-Pump-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It is quite possibly the largest steam powered engine on the continent and its job was the only think that…

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Big Snows In Michigan

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/11/04Jan18-Lauriam-Michigan-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Some people measure snow in inches.  Here it is measured in feet.  Many years it’s measured in many dozens of…

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Restoring An Abandoned Property

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/11/03Jan18-Lauriam-Michigan-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)There is a lot of work that goes into restoring a home.  Now imagine you have an abandoned 13,000 square…

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Building An Enormous Home

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/11/02Jan18-Lauriam-Michigan-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Some people need large homes to accommodate growing families.  For this builder, part of the motivation may have been to…

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Best of 2017: Ishmpeming Skiing

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/11/27Dec17-Best-of-2017-Ishpeming-Ski-Jump.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.0MB)Depending on where you live in the nation, certain sports may be more popular than others.  When you live in…

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The Edmund Fitzgerald

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/12/07Dec17-Great-Lakes-Shipwreck-Museum-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)If not for a song, this tragedy could have been forgotten by many.  However, when you hear the lyrics you’ll…

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Shelter In A Storm

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/12/06Dec17-Great-Lakes-Shipwreck-Museum-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)A harbor is not only a place to load and unload cargo, but it can provide shelter in the face…

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A Museum Devoted to Wrecks

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/12/05Dec17-Great-Lakes-Shipwreck-Museum-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)If you don’t slow down, you might have a wreck.  Here, if you don’t slow down, heed the weather, the…

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Exploring the Ships Around the Soo Locks

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/12/04Dec17-Valley-Camp-Sault-Ste-Marie-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)If you venture to Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, you may go to see the Soo Locks.  Some folks also want…

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Valley Camp

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/11/01Dec17-Valley-Camp-Sault-Ste-Marie-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)It’s called the Valley Camp, and no it’s not a campground and no it’s not in a valley.  But that’s…

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The Oldest City in Michigan

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/11/30Nov17-Valley-Camp-Sault-Ste-Marie-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)What is the oldest city in Michigan?  We’ll give you a moment to ponder the answer and the founder and…

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