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A Heroic War Correspondent

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/02/21Apr16-Walter-Kronkite-Museum-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.1MB)This man made a name for himself as a war correspondent.  In fact, he even flew into the front lines…

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Scenic Route – Tom Brand

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2015/12/Scenic-Route-Tom-Brand.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 45:29 — 31.2MB)American Countryside Producer and Editor Tom Brand faced multiple heart attacks in the summer of 2013 that not only affected…

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Native American Portraits

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/04/31Jul13-St-Joseph-Native-American-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)What on the surface may appear to be just a bunch of paintings of important Native American leaders, is actually…

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Visiting St. Joseph, Mo.

We’ve spent a lot of time in historic St. Joseph, Missouri, over the past week. If any of our shows piqued your interested and have…

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Fashion from Three Hundred Years Ago

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/04/30Jul13-St-Joseph-Native-American-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.1MB)You may believe the fashions of two hundred and three hundred years ago was drab and uninspiring.  Come to this…

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Adding to the Show-Me State

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/07/29Jul13-St-Joseph-Native-American-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.0MB)When the state of Missouri was first established, it was missing what is today its northwest corner of six counties. …

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Civil War Deaths Off the Battlefield

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/07/26Jul13-Civil-War-Medicine-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.7MB)Many soldiers died in the Civil War to things uncommon today. Simple adjustments in sanitation and cleanliness were a big part…

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Raising the Civil War Death Toll

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/07/25Jul13-Civil-War-Medicine-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.7MB)In recent years, the casualty estimates from the Civil War have been raised. Joe Houts says there’s a good reason for…

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Medicine in the Civil War

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/07/24Jul13-Civil-War-Medicine-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.7MB)Most of us would do good just to know the name of our great, great grandfather. Joe Houts not only knows…

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History’s First House Flipper?

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/07/23Jul13-William-Wyeth-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.7MB)Imagine building a grand, castle-like home for your wife, only to have her grow tired of it just a few…

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The St. Joe Seven: Great Experiences In One of the Midwest’s Most Historic Towns

All this week, The American Countryside is in St. Joseph, Missouri. I’ve been around St. Joe for most of my life and here are seven…

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Video: St. Joe’s Early Entrepreneur

The latest American Countryside video features St. Joseph, Missouri, and one of its early entrepreneurs. William Wyeth helped outfit settlers as they headed west from…

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St. Joseph’s Early Entrepreneur

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/07/22Jul13-William-Wyeth-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.7MB)Today we begin a series from St. Joseph, MO…the city many know as the place the Pony Express began and…

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Jowler Creek Winery

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/07/Jowler-Creek-Winery-21.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 1.4MB)Most crops in the Midwest are planted in the spring and harvested in the fall.  The farmer’s investment is mostly…

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Growing Grapes

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/07/Jowler-Creek-Winery-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 1.4MB)What led this beef and row crop farmer to begin growing grapes?  The answer is a good one, but it…

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A Pony Express Sesquicentennial

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2010/04/Pony-Express-Anniversary.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:02 — 955.1KB)Horses are racing through the streets of St. Joseph, MO this weekend much like they did 150 years ago. It’s…

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Networking the Union with the Pony Express

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2009/10/William-Waddell-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:02 — 1.9MB)Although the first riders of the Pony Express left from St. Joseph, Missouri, it could be argued that the headquarters…

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Forming the Pony Express

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2009/10/William-Waddell-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:02 — 1.9MB)They are three names etched in the history of western exploration and settlement: Russell, Majors and Waddell. Here’s one of…

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Visit Saint Joseph, Missouri: The Pony Express Museum & Stables

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/StJoMO-Pony-Express-Museum-and-Stables1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:02 — 1.9MB)All this week we are in St. Joseph, MO and today’s stop is perhaps the place for which the city…

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Visit Saint Joseph, MO: A Parkway System

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/StJoMO-Parkway-System1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:02 — 1.9MB)Many cities have parks and parkways…but few can boast the system found here. It’s a historic jewel that residents here…

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