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Barges on the River

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/11/24Nov21-Hannibal-Riverboat-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)When the nation was founded, waterways were the interstate highways of the day.  Today those rivers can still move a…

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What is Mark Twain?

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/11/23Nov21-Hannibal-Riverboat-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Who is Mark Twain?  Perhaps the better question is “What is Mark Twain?”  Knowing what mark twain is will help…

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From Deckhand to Captain

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/11/22Nov21-Hannibal-Riverboat-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Steve Terry grew up along the Mississippi River but he perhaps never imagined he would spend most of his career…

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Quite a Way to Hide Money

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/11/19Nov21-Waldo-Missouri-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)When Union and Confederate sympathizers threatened to take this bankers money, he did something quite unique – he dressed as…

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Where’s Waldo?

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/11/18Nov21-Waldo-Missouri-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)You may remember the popular Where’s Waldo books that had kids searching for a man hidden in pictures.  Today we…

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The Priest Who Went to the Supreme Court

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/11/11Nov21-Father-John-Cummings-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Normally a priest’s words are to inspire the local congregation.  In this case, the priest’s words sent him to jail…

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An Oath He Would Not Take

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/11/10Nov21-Father-John-Cummings-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)For many folks it seemed to be a good idea.  Have people take an oath of allegiance to the nation. …

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Who Is the Author of the 13th Amendment?

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/11/09Nov21-John-Brooks-Henderson-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)On a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River you’ll find a bust of a U.S. Senator who authored one of the…

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John Brooks Henderson

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/11/08Nov21-John-Brooks-Henderson-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)There’s a good chance you’ve not heard of Senator John Brooks Henderson.  On the surface he seemed an unlikely man…

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25 Years of Traveling the Countryside

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/09/06Oct21-American-Countryside-25th-Anniversary.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)On October 6th, 1996 I was away from home but called my mom early on a Saturday morning to put…

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Creating a German Town

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/07/06Aug21-Herman-Missouri-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Why did one family move their piano making business from Philadelphia to a fledgling community in the Midwest?  In may…

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Advertising for Settlers

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/07/05Aug21-Herman-Missouri-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Today we might look at a travel guide for insights on where to take a vacation.  Those who looked at…

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A Strange Log Cabin

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/07/23Jul21-St-Genevieve-Missouri-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)We’ve all seen a log cabin.  Such structures were the norm for many Americans early in the country’s history.  But…

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Missouri’s Oldest Town

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/07/22Jul21-St-Genevieve-Missouri-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)When these French Catholics learned that the British Protestants had taken over, they weren’t pleased.  It may be the reason…

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The Soldier in the Field – Now in the Town

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/06/08Jun21-Soldier-in-the-Field-Monument-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Near the town square in Memphis, Missouri you’ll find a monument to a soldier who died in Word War I. …

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Purnell Barnett’s Unique Marker

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/06/07Jun21-Soldier-in-the-Field-Monument-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)His name was Purnell Barnett.  He died in World War I before he ever reached the battlefields of Europe.  For…

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The Story of Ella Ewing

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/05/04Jun21-Ella-Ewing-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Imagine getting paid $1000 per month just so people come and meet you.  It was an unusual request – a…

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A Lady Who Towered Above Everyone

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/05/03Jun21-Ella-Ewing-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Today we say hello to our listeners on KMEM in Memphis, Missouri.  Folks there know that there was once a…

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Karlock’s Kars & Pop Culture Museum

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/04/27Apr21-Karlocks-Cars-Hannibal-MO.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Inside a building once used as a produce house way back in 1860, you’ll find a most interesting museum of…

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The Pandemics of the 1800s

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/04/26Apr21-Mark-Twain-Drug-Store-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)When the Mark Twain boyhood home was working on some new exhibits over a year ago, they thought they were…

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