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The Story of Basketball’s “Glory Road”

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/02/18Feb21-Jerry-Armstrong-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)The movie “Glory Road” shares the story of five black basketball players from Texas Western who beat an all-white Kentucky…

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Remembering Coach Jerry Armstrong

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/02/17Feb21-Jerry-Armstrong-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)S26 E34 Jerry Armstrong was a farm kid from Eagleville, Missouri.  He excelled at basketball and took a chance to…

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Shouldn’t Pigeon have a “D”?

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/01/13Jan21-Bob-Slater-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)How do you spell pigeon?  You know that bird that you sometimes need to get rid of around buildings?  That…

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Shaking Hands and Trading Punches with Legend

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/01/12Jan21-Bob-Slater-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)In his years as a newspaper reporter, Bob Slater shook hands with a lot of folks you’ve heard of…a who’s…

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The US President & The Hitchhiker

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/01/11Jan21-Bob-Slater-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It’s a big deal to meet the president of the United States.  Some people will do just about anything to…

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The Graham Cave

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/12/21Dec20-Graham-Cave.mp3http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/12/21Dec20-Graham-Cave.mp3Podcast: Download ()One of the first men to farm this plot of land used the nearby rocky overhang to shelter his herd of hogs.  Then…

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The Denver Sleigh Works

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/12/18Dec20-Denver-Sleigh-Works-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Before the days of cars, people uses horses and buggies or carriages to haul their families or goods.  But in…

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Preserving The Runners of History

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/12/17Dec20-Denver-Sleigh-Works-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Did you ever go to a sale and purchase an item important to you, just so someone else didn’t get…

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Turning Back the Clock 200 Years

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/11/13Nov20-Big-Oak-Tree-State-Park.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Today we say hello to KYMO in East Prairie, Missouri.  Listeners there know the Mississippi River bottomlands stretch for hundreds…

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What Remains in Florida, Missouri

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/10/16Oct20-Mark-Twain-Birthplace.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Little remains of the town of Florida, Missouri; or, depending on how you view history, a lot remains of Florida,…

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A Museum of Family Heritage

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/09/01Oct20-Mitchell-Car-Museum-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Lewis Miller never set out to create a museum.  He was simply collecting cars with a tie to his family’s…

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Making Automobiles for the Top-end Buyer

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/09/30Sep20-Mitchell-Car-Museum-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)This company began making cars in 1903.  While Henry Ford made automobiles for the masses, this company was making them…

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A Wagon Company That Transitioned to More

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/09/29Sep20-Mitchell-Car-Museum-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)You may recall that the Studebaker company began as a wagon maker and transitioned into making cars.  This company did…

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A Famous Character of the Wild West

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/09/25Sep20-Calamity-Jane-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)If you make a trip to Deadwood, South Dakota you’ll probably here about some infamous characters of the wild west. …

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The Story of Ms. Canary

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/09/24Sep20-Calamity-Jane-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Today we look at the life of Martha Jane Canary.  If that name doesn’t ring a bell, you’ll certainly know…

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A Woman Celebrated in Festival Every Year

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/09/23Sep20-Calamity-Jane-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Hello to our listeners on KAAN radio serving northern MO and southern IA.  We are in Princeton, MO today to…

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Making the Most of His Time

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/09/08Sep20-Peculiar-Clock-Man.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)If time is money, then Larry Boucher has to be one of the wealthiest men alive.  We’ll try to make…

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More Than a Cottonwood Tree

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/07/07Aug20-Marceline-Walt-Disney-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It’s just a cottonwood tree.  Well, to this man it was THE tree.  It was the place where his dreams…

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A Regular Stop in Marceline, Missouri

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/07/06Aug20-Marceline-Walt-Disney-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)In the days when passenger trains crisscrossed the nation, the train depot in Marceline, Missouri saw plenty of traffic.  One…

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Encouragement for a Lifetime of Creative Thinking

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/07/05Aug20-Marceline-Walt-Disney-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)In 1906 this man’s family moved from Chicago to a farm in northern Missouri.  That relocation may have made all…

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