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Trying to Stay a Step Ahead of the Union Troops

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/08/10Aug18-Jefferson-Davis-Capture-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)He was the president of the confederacy and in the Spring of 1865, he and members of his cabinet were…

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A Peaceful Part of the Middle East

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/04/17Apr17-Osama-of-Jordan-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)The country of Jordan is bordered by Syria on the north and Iraq on the east.  Despite the unrest in…

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In The Outback of Austalia

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2014/02/30Apr15-Australia-Ayers-Rock-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.1MB)Today we head back to the outback for a fascinating look at central Australia.  It’s a place where the views…

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The Historic Surrender Table

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/02/08Mar13-Custer-Monroe-Michigan-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 1.4MB)There are several portraits that show the surrender of General Lee to General Grant at Appomattox.  Those scenes usually display…

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Managing the Biggest Telescope in the World

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/02/04Mar13-Arecibo-Observatory-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 1.4MB)Today we say hello to our listeners in the Archbold, Ohio area.  One of their farm kids grew up to…

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Just What Is a Close Call With an Asteroid?

IMG_0014On occasion you may here a story about an asteroid making a close pass to our planet.  So who tells you whether it will be a “close call” or a direct hit?  And how far in advance could they tell you the answer?  Today we visit with a man who can provide many of those answers…..

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Farming Next to the Ocean

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/02/26Feb13-AgriGold-Puerto-Rico-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 1.4MB)The scenery that surrounds this place looks anything but Midwestern.  Yet, it’s the work that is done here that impacts…

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President’s Week 2013: Teddy Roosevelt

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/02/21Feb13-Roosevelt-Inauguration.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 1.4MB)He is one of four faces on Mt. Rushmore…but what you may not know is exactly how he became president….

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President’s Week 2013: Grover Cleveland

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/02/20Feb13-Grover-Cleveland.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 1.4MB)James Buchanan was the only U.S. president to never marry, but this president was also a bachelor when he arrived…

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President’s Week 2013: Ulysses Grant

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/02/19Feb13-Ulysses-Grant-Birthplace.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 1.4MB)Presidential birthplaces are visited by many tourists each year.  But no home may have quite the story as this small…

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President’s Week 2013: Thomas Jefferson

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/02/18Feb13-Thomas-Jefferson-Agriculture.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 1.4MB)His face is one of four carved into Mt. Rushmore…but few know the story of how this well known president…

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Mastodon State Historic Site

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/02/15Feb13-Mastadon-State-Historic-Site.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 1.4MB)Imagine you found the bones of an animal and had little idea exactly what you had found.  Now imagine making…

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Jay Eudy’s Pedal Tractors

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2012/12/14Feb13-Jay-Eudy-Pedal-Tractors-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 1.4MB)Lots of kids love riding a pedal tractor and these days there are plenty of colors, sizes and models to…

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Looking For Someone to Paint Tractors

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2012/12/13Feb13-Jay-Eudy-Pedal-Tractors-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 1.4MB)It all began with some local implement dealers who needed a young man who could paint tractors.  When they asked…

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The Role of Lincoln’s Parents

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2012/12/12Feb13-Abraham-Lincoln-Log-Cabin-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 1.4MB)We may remember that President Abraham Lincoln’s birthday is February 12th.  But we often forget the important role of his…

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Abraham Lincoln’s Step Mother

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2012/12/11Feb13-Abraham-Lincoln-Log-Cabin-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 1.4MB)Abraham Lincoln lost his mother to a sudden illness when he was just nine years old.  Within a year his…

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The History of Cereal

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/02/08Feb13-Kelloggs-Cereal.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 1.4MB)Grocery stores devote plenty of shelf space to cereals, but the historic route those breakfast foods took to get there…

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The First Nationally Televised State Funeral

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2012/12/07Feb13-Sam-Rayburn-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 1.4MB)In November of 1961, this small town in north Texas was overwhelmed with people coming to pay their respects to…

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The Power of Speaker of the House

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2012/12/06Feb13-Sam-Rayburn-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 1.4MB)Many governors, senators and representatives may aspire to one day become president of the United States.  However, this man believed…

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Sam Rayburn

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2012/12/05Feb13-Sam-Rayburn-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 1.4MB)In Bonham, Texas you can find the boyhood home of Sam Rayburn.  The small town is also host to the…

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