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Guarding the Embassy in Tehran

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/10/10Nov16-Iran-Hostage-Rocky-Sickmann-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)In 1979 Rocky Sickmann received his first assignment at a Marine Security Guard.  He knew it could be a challenge,…

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Joining the Marines

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/10/09Nov16-Iran-Hostage-Rocky-Sickmann-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Rocky Sickmann grew up in a rural area not far from St. Louis.  He had never ventured too far from…

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The Man Who Buys Museums

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/09/21Oct16-Museums-in-a-Museum.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Did you ever imagine you might turn a collection into your own museum?  This man has museums within museums.  In…

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Harold Bell Wright

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/09/20Oct16-Harold-Bell-Wright.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)There’s a good chance you’ve never heard of Harold Bell Wright.  He was one of the top author’s a century…

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The World’s Largest Toy Museum

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/09/19Oct16-Branson-Worlds-Largest-Toy-Museum-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)The parents of every young kids, and some old ones, know they love their toys.  Tom Beck set out to…

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 Tom Beck’s Collecting

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/09/18Oct16-Branson-Worlds-Largest-Toy-Museum.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)What should you do with your time when you retire?  Tom and Wendy Beck took an adventure that resulted in…

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10,000 Bottle of Soda Pop

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/09/14Oct16-Dicks-Five-and-Ten-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)This is the type of store you can get lost in.  Not because the layout is a maze, but rather…

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Revival of the Dime Store

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/09/13Oct16-Dicks-Five-and-Ten-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)An average Wal-Mart SuperCenter has 142,000 items.  Steve Hartley runs a store much smaller in size, yet carries over 75,000…

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Dick’s Five and Ten

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/09/12Oct16-Dicks-Five-and-Ten-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)You might think Steve is operating a business that died long ago.  After all, almost all the other similar stores…

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The 1904 World’s Fair

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/04/13Sep16-1904-Worlds-Fair-4.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.0MB)Some say this event was the beginning of the ice cream cone and iced tea.  Those facts may be debated,…

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The Unusual Marathon of 1904

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/04/12Sep16-1904-Worlds-Fair-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)It was a race like none other.  The Olympic marathon of 1904 featured a runner who hoped a ride, two…

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The Unusual Olympics of 1904

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/04/09Sep16-1904-Worlds-Fair-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)You would think hosting the World’s Fair would have been a large enough event to keep a city busy.  But…

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The 1904 World’s Fair

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/04/08Sep16-1904-Worlds-Fair-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Today, St. Louis’ Forrest Park is home to several museums and plenty of green space.  Roll back the clock over…

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Para Olympic Basketball

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/04/18Aug16-Paraolympian-John-Gilbert-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.0MB)As we all know, you have to be at the top of your sport to compete in the Olympics.  John…

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John Gilbert, Olympian

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/04/17Aug16-Paraolympian-John-Gilbert-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Perhaps we remember some of the things our mom said or did that inspired us to do good or work…

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Rolling over a Challenge

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/04/16Aug16-Paraolympian-John-Gilbert-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)What happened to John Gilbert at the age of nine Cheap Jerseys free shipping would be devastating to most.  The…

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Battlefield Immortality

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/04/01Aug16-Civil-War-Reenactment-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Jacob Thomson is in one sense…immortal. http://www.washingtonredskinsgear.com It may appear that he has met his demise…but soon he will come back…

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A Battlefield “Know-It-All”

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/04/29Jul16-Civil-War-Reenactment-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Jacob has the best of both worlds. wholesale nfl jerseys from china Hindsight is 20/20 and he can predict the future. …

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Fighting the Greatest Battles

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/04/28Jul16-Civil-War-Reenactment-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Today’s guest has not spent time fighting in Iraq or Afghanistan, yet he has fought some of the most important…

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Missouri Star Quilt

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/04/13May16-Missouri-Star-Quilt-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It’s a nice sunny day in Hamilton, Missouri, with a population of not even 2000, but unlike a lot of…

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