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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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Mark Twain’s Hannibal

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/04/23Apr21-Mark-Twain-Drug-Store-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)The events we experience as a child can have a big impact on our future.  That was the case for…

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The Famous Man Above the Drug Store

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/04/22Apr21-Mark-Twain-Drug-Store-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)The second story of an old drug store may not seem to be a place of historical significance, and in…

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The Historic Trees of Hero’s Park

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/03/10Mar21-Carrollton-MO-Heros-Park.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Many towns have memorials to veterans.  So, at first glance, the memorial in Carrollton, Missouri, while nice, may seem like…

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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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