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A Six Year Tour in Honolulu

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/10/07Dec12-Pearl-Harbor-Wilbur-Wright-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:57 — 1.4MB)Before 1941, Pearl Harbor was a place unknown to many Americans.  That was certainly the case for Wilbur Wright, an…

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Camp Floyd

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/10/06Dec12-Camp-Floyd-Utah-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:57 — 1.4MB)For three years, 3500 soldiers served alongside one another in Utah Territory.  It was the largest military outpost in the…

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A Three Year Stay with No Military Action

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/10/05Dec12-Camp-Floyd-Utah-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:58 — 1.4MB)In the summer of 1858, U.S. soldiers went to Utah to put down a supposed Mormon rebellion.  However, their three…

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Sending Troops to a Troubled Spot

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/10/04Dec12-Camp-Floyd-Utah-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:57 — 1.3MB)In 1857, rumors of rebellion made to the oval office.  President James Buchanan ordered troops to head to the trouble…

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The Dalton Gang

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/10/03Dec12-Dalton-Gang.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.7MB)Today these streets and the adjacent alley are peaceful avenues lines with small town businesses. The fall of 1892, it…

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One of the Most Sobering Stories of World War II

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/10/30Nov12-USS-Indianapolis-4.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:58 — 1.4MB)When Japan surrendered to the United States, Americans rejoiced to know the conflict was coming to an end.  Buried in…

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A Survivor from the Worst Loss of Life at Sea in US Naval History

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/10/29Nov12-USS-Indianapolis-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:58 — 1.4MB)Of the many stories we’ve covered, our programs this week tell the story of the worst loss of life at…

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A Top Secret Cargo Across the Pacific

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/10/28Nov12-USS-Indianapolis-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:58 — 1.4MB)As August of 1945 neared, one ship took a top secret cargo across the Pacific.  For the men of the…

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The Story of the USS Indianapolis

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/10/27Nov12-USS-Indianapolis-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:30 — 1.1MB)He grew up in the heart of the Midwest, but during World War II, his life at sea would become…

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Buffalo Bill

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/10/26Nov12-Buffalo-Bill.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:29 — 1.1MB)Before he was known as Buffalo Bill, he was simply William Cody.  We all assume he must have some connection…

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Mailing A Building…One Brick at a Time

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/10/23Nov12-Bank-of-Vernal.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:30 — 1.1MB)It was a mail shipment so large that it overwhelmed a tiny post office and caused the postal service to…

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From Civil War to World War Service

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/10/22Nov12-USS-Constellation.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:31 — 1.1MB)She was built in 1854, and 100 years later, she was still serving in the US Navy…..

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Arbor Day Farm

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/10/21Nov12-Arbor-Day-Farm-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:29 — 1.1MB)Today corn and soybeans can be used for much more than just a food and feed ingredient for people and…

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Dawson Dolly

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/10/19Nov12-Dawson-Dolly.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:31 — 1.2MB)Skagway, Alaska has a wealth of history from its gold mining days. One of the personalities who shares that story…

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Promoting Agriculture with a Holiday

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/10/20Nov12-Arbor-Day-Farm-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:30 — 1.1MB)You probably know this gentleman’s son for the salt company he founded that bears his name.  But the father was…

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You Don’t Have to Go to Hawaii to See Hula Girls

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/10/16Nov12-Hulaville.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:29 — 1.1MB)Most people think you need to go to Hawaii to see hula girls.  Not so.  In fact, it was one…

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A Museum of Salt and Pepper Shakers

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2012/11/15Nov12-Salt-Pepper-Museum.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:33 — 1.2MB)We sometimes bill our program as a slice of Americana…and today’s broadcast certainly fills that theme. We visit with a…

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Conquering the Barrier to Progress

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/10/14Nov12-Victorville-California.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:29 — 1.1MB)When trains and cars made their way westward to Los Angeles, they encountered an obstacle between San Bernardino and Barstow….

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The Hunter Dawson Mansion

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/10/13Nov12-Hunter-Dawson.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:30 — 2.3MB)In the days just ahead of the Civil War, one prominent young lady in New Madrid, Missouri built a grand…

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A Chocolate Display

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/10/12Nov12-Union-Station-Chocolate.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:32 — 2.3MB)For 90% of this agricultural product’s history, it was used as a drink.  People certainly still drink it today, but…

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