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A Famous Tow Truck

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2012/12/04Feb13-Four-Women-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 1.4MB)Today we say hello to our listeners on 690 KGGF in Coffeyville, Kansas.  Listeners  there live in the vicinity of…

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Bringing A Gas Station Back to Life

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2012/12/01Feb13-Four-Women-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:58 — 1.4MB)We’ve all seen those small abandoned gas stations along minor and major highways alike.  They hearken to the days of…

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Thousand Foot Long Docks

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2012/12/31Jan13-Two-Harbors-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:58 — 2.0MB)They are some of the largest boat docks you’ll ever see.  Not mere spots on a lake from which to…

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Two Harbors

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2012/12/30Jan13-Two-Harbors-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:58 — 2.0MB)Today Duluth, Minnesota and Superior, Wisconsin are major shipping points on Lake Superior.  However, turn back the clock a century…

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Mine Creek

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2012/12/29Jan13-Mine-Creek-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:58 — 2.0MB)It was a last ditch effort for the south to take Missouri and upend President Lincoln’s plans for reelection.  In…

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Marais des Cygnes Massacre

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2012/12/28Jan13-Mine-Creek-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:58 — 2.0MB)There had long been disturbances along Missouri’s border with Kansas in the years leading up to the Civil War.  However,…

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A Journey Towards a Gold Medal

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2012/12/25Jan13-Scott-Hamilton-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:58 — 2.0MB)Thirteen Americans have won an Olympic gold medal in individual figure skating.  For Scott Hamilton, the his gold medal is…

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Reaching Triumph

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2012/12/24Jan13-Scott-Hamilton-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:58 — 2.0MB)Many athletes have stories of overcoming failure in order to reach triumph.  For Scott Hamilton, the journey to a gold…

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A Doctor Prescribed Ice Rink

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2012/12/23Jan13-Scott-Hamilton-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:58 — 2.0MB)Scott Hamilton was never supposed to accomplish much in sports, let alone win a gold medal.  In fact, the way…

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The National Road

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2012/12/22Jan13-National-Road.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.0MB)It could be considered the nation’s first interstate highway…a route over a century ahead of it’s modern-day, multi-lane relatives.  But…

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The National Cathedral

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2012/12/21Jan13-National-Cathedral.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 1.4MB)Although the founding fathers chose not to have a state religion in the country, they still chose to have a…

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Juggler Greg Frisbee

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2012/12/18Jan13-Juggler-Greg-Frisbee.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 1.4MB)Lot of people juggle. Some people can juggle clubs. Others can juggle knives. A few even juggle torches. Greg Frisbee…

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Telling the Story of a Three Year Division

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2012/12/17Jan13-Hell-Cats-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:58 — 2.0MB)Many military museums tell the story of an entire war, or perhaps the history of a fort or military outpost….

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The Hell Cats

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2012/12/16Jan13-Hell-Cats-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:58 — 2.0MB)They were often known as the Hell Cats.  Others knew them by the name, “Suicide Squad” for their hard fought…

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The Salt and Pepper Museum

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2012/12/15Jan13-Salt-Pepper-Museum.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)We sometimes bill our program as a slice of Americana, and today’s broadcast certainly fills that theme. We visit with…

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The Man Who Saved Route 66

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2012/12/14Jan13-Route-66-Angel-Delgadio-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 1.4MB)According to Angel Delgadio, I’m about the 600th person to interview him.  I feel fortunate to get to talk to…

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From the Barbershop on Route 66

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2012/12/11Jan13-Route-66-Angel-Delgadio-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 1.4MB)Angel Delgadio has lived over 85 years on route 66 in Arizona.  He remembers the Depression years when people headed…

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The Story of Sam

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2012/12/10Jan13-Wal-Mart-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.1MB)He was one of the wealthiest men in America.  Yet almost everyone that ever worked with him would tell you…

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Making the Most of Your Space

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2012/12/09Jan13-Wal-Mart-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It you walked into a business that had just remodeled its space and noticed the floor tiles did not match,…

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An Unrenewed Lease That Changed the Future

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2012/12/08Jan13-Wal-Mart-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.1MB)It’s said, “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.”  Perhaps that’s how Sam should have regarded that fact that his…

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