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Throwing at the Ballpark

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/04/23Apr20-Royal-Peanut-Vendor-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Dan Nash has thrown plenty of pitches at the ballpark.  He earns a nice living but he’s not throwing baseballs. …

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100 Year-old Letters with a Tie to Today

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/04/22Apr20-Spanish-Flu-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Jonathan Casey reads a lot of letters.  Most of the letters are over a century old, but they are very…

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The Struggle Against the Spanish Flu

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/04/21Apr20-Spanish-Flu-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Over a century ago the world was struggling against what we call the Spanish flu.  However, the disease probably didn’t…

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A Pandemic from Over 100 Years Ago

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/04/20Apr20-Spanish-Flu-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)We are still traveling the countryside…although today’s interview was done by phone, a necessity of our current times.  We look…

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Sending Spies to Uncover Truths

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/04/17Apr20-Ulysses-Grant-Farm-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)This future president, had a sitting president send spies to uncover the truth about the man’s life.  It’s a unique…

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A Presidential Farm

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/04/16Apr20-Ulysses-Grant-Farm-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)When a U.S. president finishes their term in office, retirement can be difficult.  What do you do after running a…

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A Very Long Ride

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/03/03Apr20-Pony-Express-4.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Bronco Charlie was a great horse rider.  He will forever hold a place in history as the youngest man to…

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Grabbing the Horse By the Tail

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/03/02Apr20-Pony-Express-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)If you were witnessing a historic event, you might try to take a picture, or grab a memento to remember…

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The Express Mail of the Day

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/03/01Apr20-Pony-Express-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)160 years ago, this was express mail.  It was much slower and much more expensive that what we have today,…

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Where Rails Came to an End

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/03/31Mar20-Pony-Express-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Before railroads had tracks that traversed the entire nation, there was a place the rail lines came to an end. …

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Route 66 State Park

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/03/20Mar20-Times-Beach-Missouri-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Just outside of St. Louis you can find Route 66 state park.  It’s a spot next to the Meramec River…

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A Vanishing Town

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/03/19Mar20-Times-Beach-Missouri-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Occasionally on this show we take a look back at stories from out nearly 25 year history.  A recent visit…

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A Town That Has Vanished from the Map

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/03/18Mar20-Times-Beach-Missouri-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It’s been nearly 40 years since this town of over 1000 people suddenly vanished from maps. Today we dig into…

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A Bull on the Run in the Ladies Room

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/02/11Feb20-Kansas-City-Union-Station-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)If you’ve been around cattle for much of your life, you know there are times when one in the bunch…

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The Spark That Created the FBI

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/02/10Feb20-Kansas-City-Union-Station-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Some say this event was the spark that created today’s FBI.  It was a crime that made national headlines and…

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The Second Largest Train Station

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/01/07Feb20-Kansas-City-Union-Station-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Grand Central Station is the largest train station in the country when measured by the actual size of the building….

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The State With Stars on Two Flags

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/01/20Jan20-Andrew-County-Museum-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)This state had a star on two flags at the same time – the U.S. flag and the confederate flag. …

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A Unique Museum Collection

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/01/15Jan20-Duncan-Doll-Museum.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)You could say this museum began because a man did not want to inherit what his sister was wanting to…

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PHARM Dog USA

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/01/06Jan20-Pharm-Dog-USA-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Many us have a “cause” that is close to our heart.  It could be an organization for which we volunteer,…

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Not An Ordinary Dog

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/12/03Jan20-Pharm-Dog-USA-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)A neighbor of mine has been using a dog to help her on the farm.  Perhaps that doesn’t sound like…

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