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The Disneyland of Diving

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/06/16Jun22-Duluth-Aquarium-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)You may have seen folks on tv diving to explore old shipwrecks. Most of the time we may think of…

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Where the Cold Water Meets the Warm

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/06/15Jun22-Duluth-Aquarium-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Lots of people love to go fishing, and even if you’re one of the folks that doesn’t care much for…

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Duluth’s Great Lades Aquarium

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/06/14Jun22-Duluth-Aquarium-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)One of the most recognizable structures in Duluth, and in the state of Minnesota for that matter, is the famous…

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519 N 3rd Avenue East, Duluth, Minnesota

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/06/13Jun22-Dylan-Boyhood-Home-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)The home at of 519 N 3rd Ave. East in Duluth, Minnesota looks much like the ones surrounding it.  In…

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Do You Know Robert Zimmerman?

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/06/10Jun22-Dylan-Boyhood-Home-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Robert Zimmerman perhaps sounds like a fairly common name.  This young man was born in Duluth, Minnesota, later moving to…

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The Farm Themed Nature Center

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/05/25May22-Le-Seur-Minnesota-Nature-Center.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)We may think of a nature center as a place with an interpretive building and a few wooded acres where…

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The Mean Green Giant

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/05/24May22-Mayo-the-Green-Giant-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Some people have a green thumb, and it certainly seemed the farmers in southern Minnesota were experts at growing peas. …

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Mayo & The Green Giant

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/05/23May22-Mayo-the-Green-Giant-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)In Le Suer, Minnesota you’ll find what appears to be a modest old home sitting on a lot in front…

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A Tragedy That Led to An Institution

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/05/20May22-WW-Mayo-House-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)In August of 1883 a tornado hit southeastern Minnesota.  It was a devastating event that caused a lot of damage…

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A Famous Doctor Whose First Patient Was a Horse

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/05/19May22-WW-Mayo-House-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)One of this medical doctors first patients when he came to town was a horse.  He was glad to treat…

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A Frontier Doctor

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/05/18May22-WW-Mayo-House-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)He was a frontier doctor that found himself in the middle of the Dakota War.  His work in that war…

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A Wisconsin Dairy with History Before the Civil War

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/05/16May22-Brooks-Dairy-Farm-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Many farms have a long legacy of working the land.  Just outside Waupaca, Wisconsin you can find a dairy that…

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Volstead and the Cooperatives

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/03/29Mar22-Volstead-Act-Granite-Falls-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Just about all of us have heard of farm cooperatives and no doubt, many of you listening to this use…

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Do You Know Andrew Volstead?

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/03/28Mar22-Volstead-Act-Granite-Falls-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)If you know American history the name Andrew Volstead may ring a bell.  This US Representative from small town Minnesota…

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Granite Falls Arts

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/03/25Mar22-Grand-Falls-Minnesota-Arts-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Drive into Granite Falls, Minnesota and you’ll soon see that this small town looks a little different than many.  You…

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Building a Place for Art in Small Town America

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/03/24Mar22-Grand-Falls-Minnesota-Arts-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)In small towns in might be easy to say that things like the arts – galleries, music festivals, sculptors and…

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Luxury Painted with Turkey Feathers

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/03/09Mar22-Lake-Superior-Railroad-Museum-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Some people will go to great lengths to create something luxurious.  But have you ever heard of someone spending an…

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The Most Powerful Steam Locomotive in US History

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/03/08Mar22-Lake-Superior-Railroad-Museum-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)What is the most powerful steam locomotive in U.S. history?  We may say the Big Boy and that answer would…

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Lake Superior Railroad Museum

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/03/07Mar22-Lake-Superior-Railroad-Museum-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Many towns and cities have restored their old rail depots.  That’s the case in Duluth, Minnesota and the building is…

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The Bank with Grizzlies and Beer Bottling Lines

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/01/02Feb22-Faribault-State-Bank-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)I had heard stories about the State Bank of Faribault.  Sure you can deposit money there and get loans…but it’s…

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