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Bluff Dwellers Cavern

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2012/12/07Jan13-Bluff-Dwellers-Cavern.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Arthur Browning thought he was just going to check the traps on his farm one morning back in 1927.  What…

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Rounding Up the Island Herd

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2012/12/04Jan13-Antelope-Island-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.1MB)Every fall there is a round-up of the herd here just outside of Salt Lake City, Utah.  You can even…

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Grazing Animals on an Island

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/12/03Jan13-Antelope-Island-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.0MB)Until the 1960s, ranchers took animals by a barge from the mainland to this island for grazing.  The vast rangeland…

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A Lake Larger Than Rhode Island

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/10/02Jan13-Antelope-Island-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 1.4MB)Jeremy Shaw is responsible for patrolling a lake larger than the state of Rhode Island.  It’s a unique place that’s…

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Best of 2012: Holbrook, Arizona

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/10/01Jan13-Best-of-2012-Holbrook-Arizona.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 1.4MB)There are many towns in the western U.S. that had rough and tumble beginnings. They are places where it was…

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Best of 2012: Dublin Bottling Works

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/10/31Dec12-Best-of-2012-Dublin-Bottling-Works.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 1.4MB)Some of you may well remember the days of returning soda bottles to the store to get a few cents…

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Best of 2012: Boston Corbett

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/10/28Dec12-Best-of-2012-Boston-Corbett.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 1.4MB)At one time, Boston Corbett was one of the most widely known men in the nation. He was the man…

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Best of 2012: The Ryman Auditorium

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/10/27Dec12-Best-of-2012-Ryman-Auditorium.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 1.4MB)There was once a river boat captain, whose life was changed by a preacher. He built a church for that…

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Best of 2012: The Las Vegas Endurance Plane

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/10/26Dec12-Best-of-2012-Las-Vegas-Endurance-Plane.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 1.4MB)If you’ve ever flown into the Las Vegas airport, you may have noticed a colorful Cessna airplane hanging from the…

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The Only Noel

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/10/25Dec12-Noel-Missouri-Post-Office.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 1.4MB)At Christmas we may sing, “The First Noel.”  In the United States, this is the “Only Noel.”  Confused?  Join me…

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Home, Sweet Home

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/10/24Dec12-Stones-River-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 1.4MB)Nearly a century and a half ago two armies shared a sentimental tune before one of the deadliest battles of…

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President Lincoln Needed A Victory

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/10/21Dec12-Stones-River-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 1.4MB)The Union army was defeated at Fredricksburg, Virginia in mid December 1862.  President Lincoln needed a victory to bolster the…

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The Denver, Missouri Sleigh Works

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/10/20Dec12-Denver-Sleigh-Works.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:58 — 1.4MB)Santa needs a sleigh to make deliveries around the world. This man makes sure he will never run out of…

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On the Scouting Patrol

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/10/18Dec12-Kidder-Massacre.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:57 — 1.4MB)Today messages can be relayed to a military patrol within a split second.  But in the 1860s, it took a…

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The First Helicopter

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/10/17Dec12-First-Helicopter.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:57 — 1.4MB)The first operational helicopters took flight in the 1930s.   Wide spread production of the aircraft didn’t occur for another…

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Osage Village

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/10/14Dec12-Osage-Village.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:58 — 1.4MB)Perhaps the first Europeans to come to his part of southwest Missouri were amazing to see such a vast village…

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The Oklahoma Land Rush

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/10/13Dec12-Cherokee-Strip.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:58 — 1.4MB)Imagine a train chugging south out of Kansas with people jumping from the cars all along its route. The reason…

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Governor Gravesites in Missouri

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/10/12Dec12-Missouri-Governor-Cemeteries.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:57 — 1.4MB)Down dirt and gravel roads, off the main highway on paths once well traveled, but now forgotten, you can find…

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Six Years in Pearl Harbor

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/10/11Dec12-Pearl-Harbor-Wilbur-Wright-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:57 — 1.4MB)For those who survived the attack on Pearl Harbor, many soon found themselves assigned to duties throughout the Pacific.  But…

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A Story of Survival at Pearl Harbor

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/10/10Dec12-Pearl-Harbor-Wilbur-Wright-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:56 — 1.3MB)He was a survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor.  Interestingly, his ship was not hit by a torpedo, yet…

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