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Bluff Dwellers Cavern

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2023/01/19Jan23-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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The Most Trusted Man in America

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/12/05Jan23-Walter-Cronkite-Museum-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)The most trusted man in America.  That’s quite a title and it was often used when referring to a broadcaster…

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A Trusted Broadcaster

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/12/04Jan23-Walter-Cronkite-Museum-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)We live in a time when some folks love to throw around the term, “fake news.”  Perhaps it’s warranted in…

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The Battle of Island Mound

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/10/26Oct22-Island-Mound-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)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 and the Union Army

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/10/25Oct22-Island-Mound-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Where did the first former slaves take up arms and fight with the Union army?  You may be surprised to…

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In the Crosshairs of the Civil War

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/10/24Oct22-Island-Mound-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)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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The Man Who Helped Us Find Our Way

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/09/30Sep22-Louisiana-Missouri-4.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)So I’ll share a little story about this show.  I’ve been doing it 26 years and I travel to all…

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Louisiana, Missouri History

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/09/29Sep22-Louisiana-Missouri-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Some towns take the name of a state.  That is the case of Louisiana, Missouri.  It is an early Mississippi…

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The Unlikely Spy

Spies are supposed to work in secret.  After all, it’s usually automatic death or imprisonment if you’re caught.  But that was not the case for…

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A Career Launched Amid the Titanic Tragedy

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/09/27Sep22-Louisiana-Missouri-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)We’ve all heard of the Titanic, and many of us know the name Carpathia, a nearby ship that helped rescue…

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Nathan Boone

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/09/13Sep22-Nathan-Boone-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Before there was a U.S. cavalry, this man was noted to be the top mounted military man in the nation. …

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Daniel Boone, The Next Generation

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/09/12Sep22-Nathan-Boone-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Most of us remember the frontiersman and explorer, Daniel Boone from our history books.  However, we may not be familiar…

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Visiting the Historic Soda Fountain

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/08/17Aug22-Forest-City-Missouri-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)This is a story about people in small towns who are determined to make good things happen.  They may have…

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The River Leaves Town

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/08/16Aug22-Forest-City-Missouri-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)The last steamboats docked here in 1868. In fact, some of theme didn’t make it out of town before the…

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Forrest City – The Steamboat Port

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/08/15Aug22-Forest-City-Missouri-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)If you drive into Forrest City, Missouri these days newcomers might be surprised to learn a couple of facts about…

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Finding the Signature in the Cave

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/07/18Jul22-Mark-Twain-Cave-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Imagine looking through 250,000 signatures, in dark narrow passages with a flashlight in an effort to find where one very…

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Hannibal’s Famous Cave

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/07/15Jul22-Mark-Twain-Cave-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)There are plenty of caves to visit in this country, but this one just happened to be explored many times…

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Son Tay Raid & Its Impact Today

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/07/12Jul22-Son-Tay-Raid-4.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Some would say the raid on the Son Tay prison camp in North Vietnam in 1970 was a failure.  Yet,…

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The Raid on Son Tay

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/07/11Jul22-Son-Tay-Raid-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)In the fall of 1970, the U.S. military conducted a mission into north Vietnam to rescue about 60 POWs.  Terry…

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Chances of Survival are 50-50

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/06/08Jul22-Son-Tay-Raid-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)What would go through your mind if you were selected for a mission and told your chances for survival were…

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