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Preparing for a Japanese Surrender

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2010/09/Hawaii-USS-Missouri-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:00 — 938.2KB)If you saw a sailor with a broomstick strapped to his leg ascending and descending stairs aboard a ship, you’d…

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Moving the Official End of World War II

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2010/09/Hawaii-USS-Missouri-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:00 — 936.7KB)September 2nd, 1945. The Japanese were ready to sign documents officially ending World War II. That event took place aboard…

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An Iowa Class Battleship

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2010/09/Hawaii-USS-Missouri-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:00 — 938.2KB)For the next few days we’ll take a look at an event that took place 65 years ago this week–the…

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The Story Behind Little House on the Prairie

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2010/08/Laura-Ingalls-Wilder-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:00 — 937.3KB)It’s hard to imagine it happened by chance–8 books and a 10 year television series–all based on one young pioneer…

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The Birthplace of Little House on the Prairie

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2010/08/Laura-Ingalls-Wilder-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:00 — 939.6KB)She never set out to become a famous author; she was simply writing down some stories from her childhood. But…

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A 21st Century Soda Fountain with 1950s Prices

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2010/08/Ava-Drugstore-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:00 — 940.2KB)In 1950s America kids might have finished their school day with a trip by the drug store soda fountain where…

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A Drugstore for Ava

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2010/08/23Aug10-Ava-Drug-Store-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:00 — 1.8MB)Today many cities of a few thousand people or more have pharmacies from one of a number of large national…

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A Collector of Pens and Pencils

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2010/08/Pencil-Collector-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:00 — 1.8MB)Residents in Trenton, Missouri know that when they need a pen or pencil, there’s one man in town that can…

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The Battle of the Hemp Bales

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2010/08/24Aug09-Battle-of-the-Hemp-Bales.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:00 — 1.8MB)The bullet holes still scar the inside and outside of this home–a place that was a hospital during a skirmish…

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France’s Boxcar Gifts

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2010/08/40-and-8-Boxcars-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:00 — 939.8KB)Thousands of boxcars crisscross the country each day with a variety of cargo. But these boxcars were truly special, because…

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40 and 8 Boxcars

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2010/08/40-and-8-Boxcars-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:00 — 940.6KB)The term 40 & 8 doesn’t mean much to most Americans–unless you happened to serve in France during one of…

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A Car and An Apartment in Joplin, Missouri

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2010/08/Bonnie-and-Clyde-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:00 — 939.4KB)An automaker is usually happy when a customer writes a note to tell them how much they enjoy their car….

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Strangers In An Apartment

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2010/08/Bonnie-and-Clyde-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:00 — 940.4KB)Phil McClendon is quick to tell you that he is not trying to glorify a life of crime. Rather, the…

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A Peculiar Town

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2010/08/Peculiar-Missouri.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:00 — 940.0KB)Not all of us can live in a normal place. While most of the nation resides in cities that are…

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Working Through College

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2010/06/Raymond-Hagan-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:01 — 943.3KB)It can be difficult to earn the money needed to get a college education. Raymond Hagan graduated high school in…

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Doing What It Takes to Get a High School Diploma

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2010/06/Raymond-Hagan-11.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:00 — 941.2KB)Today we take things like a high school education for granted. If you want a diploma, you usually have access…

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A Shrine Honoring Mothers

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2010/05/Mothers-Shrine.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:02 — 1.9MB)When this church ran out of room for its congregation, it just moved its service outdoors. In the process, they…

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Civil War Veterans Home

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2010/04/Confederate-Memorial-Home-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:01 — 945.5KB)The Civil War ended in 1865, but how long did the veterans of that war live? There is some controversy…

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Confederate Memorial Home

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2010/04/Confederate-Memorial-Home-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:01 — 949.0KB)Today veteran’s hospitals and retirement homes are common place, but in the years after the Civil War, grassroots efforts began…

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Mark Twain

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2010/04/Mark-Twain-Birthday.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:02 — 954.1KB)Little remains of the town of Florida, Missouri–or depending on how you view history–a lot remains of Florida, Missouri. While…

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