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A Place to Get Away From It All

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2012/11/09Nov12-Catoctin-Mountain-Park-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:33 — 1.2MB)People have long recognized this spot as a way to get away from it all.  During the Roosevelt administration, the…

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Nanibajou Lodge

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/10/08Nov12-Nanibajou-Lodge-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:29 — 1.1MB)Pick a paint color or new carpet for your home and it will probably fade over time.  However, the paint…

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An Exclusive Club

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/10/07Nov12-Nanibajou-Lodge-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:30 — 1.1MB)Babe Ruth and Jack Dempsey were members of this exclusive club, yet they may have never set foot here.  It’s…

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Just One Vote

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/10/06Nov12-Voting-2012.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:31 — 1.2MB)One of our greatest American freedoms is the power to vote.  You may think one ballot may not mean much,…

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Lincoln on the Other Side of Slavery

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/10/04Nov12-Lincoln-Log-Cabin-Slavery-Case.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:29 — 1.1MB)Abraham Lincoln is known as the great emancipator, a champion of ending slavery in the United States.  However, in the…

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A Two Story Outhouse

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/10/02Nov12-Double-Decker-Outhouse.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:30 — 1.1MB)Outhouses built before the ear of indoor plumbing are becoming hard to find.  Now try finding a double-decker outhouse.  That…

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A Wisconsin Dairy Farmer and an Alaska Gold Mine

When Dexter Clark decided that the life of a Wisconsin dairy farmer was not for him, he took up a new career that he says…

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What’s Behind the “Spook” Light?

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2012/10/31Oct12-Spook-Light.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 1.4MB)People like to have answers, and perhaps that’s what makes this phenomena so interesting. There seems to be no explaining…

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A Circus Museum

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2012/10/30Oct12-Circus-Museum.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:31 — 2.3MB)It all began with Albert, Otto, Alfred, Charles, and John. Without their last names, those first names might not mean…

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Joe and Aggie’s Restaurant

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/10/29Oct12-Joe-and-Aggies-Restaurant.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:29 — 1.1MB)If you own a restaurant that’s been in business for over 70 years, you’re probably doing some very good cooking!…

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The Battle of Island Mound

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/10/26Oct12-Island-Mound-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:30 — 1.1MB)You may have never heard of the Battle of Island Mound.  However, what occurred there in the fall of 1862…

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Former Slaves in the Union Army

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/10/25Oct12-Island-Mound-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:29 — 1.1MB)Where did the first former slaves take up arms and fight with the Union army?  You may be surprised to…

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War on the Missouri and Kansas Border

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/10/24Oct12-Island-Mound-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:29 — 1.1MB)In the years leading up to the Civil War, counties adjacent to the Missouri-Kansas border saw bloodshed as pro and…

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Jim Grey’s Petrified Wood

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/10/23Oct12-Jim-Grey-Petrified-Wood.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:29 — 1.1MB)Jim says he’s in the treasure hunting business.  He’s looking for items that are worth tens of thousands of dollars…

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Some Ocean Front Property in Arizona

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/10/22Oct12-Yuma-Arizona-History.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:30 — 1.1MB)George Strait once sang that he had some oceanfront property in Arizona and if you’d buy that he’d throw the…

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War Touching Innocent Lives

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/10/19Oct12-Palmyra-Massacre-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:30 — 1.1MB)War sometimes touches the lives of innocent people – citizens not involved in the conflict, yet caught in the middle…

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A Tale of Tension

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/10/18Oct12-Palmyra-Massacre-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:29 — 1.1MB)It was the fall of 1862 and tensions ran high in northeast Missouri.  Local Union and Confederate troops had skirmished…

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Teddy Roosevelt National Park

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/08/17Oct12-Teddy-Roosevelt-National-Park-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:30 — 1.1MB)Although his time here in North Dakota was not long if measured in numbers of days…the quality of that time…

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The Influence of North Dakota on a President

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/08/16Oct12-Teddy-Roosevelt-National-Park-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:29 — 1.1MB)To date, no U.S. president has been born in North Dakota…but this commander-in-chief experienced a rebirth there that he said…

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Hi Jolly’s Legacy

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/08/15Oct12-Camel-Caravan-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 1.4MB)In Quartzite, Arizona you can find the grave of Hi Jolly.  It’s the Americanized name of a man responsible for…

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