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Providing Power to the Southwest

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/06/22Jun12-Kingman-Arizona-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:58 — 1.4MB)Before Hoover Dam supplied electricity for this region of the southwest, this old powerhouse generated the electricity.  In fact, in…

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A Must-See on Route 66

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/06/21Jun12-Kingman-Arizona-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 1.4MB)Dinosaurs, caves and safari parks are the things summer road trips are made of.  Perhaps that’s why the combination still…

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Meat on the Menu

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/06/20Jun12-Kelsie-Grimsley-Rabbits-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 1.4MB)If there is meat on the menu, it’s often beef, pork or chicken.  Perhaps there’s some lamb or turkey, but…

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Tans and Mini Rex

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2012/06/19Jun12-Kelsie-Grimsley-Rabbits-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 1.4MB)Kelsie works in an industry where Tans and Mini Rex are her specialties.  Do you know what she has on…

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Hagerman Fossil Beds

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2012/06/18Jun12-Hagerman-Fossil-Beds.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 1.4MB)Many ranchers might have horses to round up their herd.  But this rancher found the horses on his ranch were…

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Unusual Fenceposts

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2012/06/15Jun12-Joe-Jeffrey-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 1.4MB)Every cattleman needs good fences to keep the herd from roaming free.  Joe Jeffrey has seen many miles of those…

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Finding Ways to Water the Crops

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/06/14Jun12-Joe-Jeffrey-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 1.4MB)You can plant a crop in the ground, but without water it will do very little.  The farmers in this…

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Mile Long Bridges Over Dry River Beds

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/06/13Jun12-Joe-Jeffrey-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 1.4MB)When the first residents of this area began building bridges to cross the nearby river, they found they often needed…

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Saint Gaudens National Historic Site

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/06/12Jun12-St-Gaudens.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 1.4MB)It’s New Hampshire’s only National Park Service site, named after the man who’s work it preserves…..

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The Bottle Tree Ranch

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2012/06/11Jun12-Bottle-Tree.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 1.4MB)Elmer Long doesn’t manage a national forest, but it may be the most unique collection of trees in the nation….

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Crossing a Bridge Every Two Years

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/04/08Jun12-Chain-of-Rocks-Bridge-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 1.4MB)Every two years the city of St. Louis gets an added route to cross the Mississippi River from Missouri to…

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A Bridge With a Curve

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/04/07Jun12-Chain-of-Rocks-Bridge-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 1.4MB)The development of not only cars, but roads themselves, has improved safety and lessened highway fatalities.  But in the 1920s,…

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The Location of the National D-Day Memorial

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/04/06Jun12-D-Day-Memorial-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 1.4MB)It’s been nearly seven decades since allied troops landed at Normandy on D-day.  Over four thousand men gave their lives…

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From a Small Farming Community

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2012/06/05Jun12-D-Day-Memorial-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 1.4MB)Many of those who served in World War II actually joined the armed forces before the tragedy at Pearl Harbor….

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The National D-Day Memorial

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2012/06/04Jun12-Bob-Garst-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 1.4MB)Bob Garst spent 22 years in the armed forces.  Today he is retired, but much of his job is simply…

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Bob Garst

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2012/05/01Jun12-Bob-Garst-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 1.4MB)It’s estimated that over three million military men and women served in Vietnam and neighboring nations during the Vietnam War….

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Inspired by a Character from Happy Days

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/04/31May12-Santa-Monica-Pier-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 1.4MB)Dan Rice has traveled the length of Route 66 over two dozen times.  It might surprise people that his original…

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The Sign at Santa Monica Pier

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/04/30May12-Santa-Monica-Pier-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 1.4MB)Today this sign on Santa Monica Pier attracts a steady stream of travelers who pose by it.  Interestingly, it’s a…

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The End of Route 66

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/04/29May12-Santa-Monica-Pier-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 1.4MB)In 1926 Route 66 ended at the corner of 7th and Broadway in downtown Los Angles, California.  Today, most people…

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The Wounded Warrior Program

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/04/28May12-Wounded-Warrior-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 1.4MB)On Memorial Day we remember our friends and family who have passed.  It is a day of tribute and remembrance…

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