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America’s Most Visited National Park

It’s America’s most visited National Park and although masses to come to enjoy its wooded mountains, you can still find peace and serenity in the…

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A Chaplain in the Civil War

In the fall of 1861, Father William Corby, a Notre Dame educated priest, not yet 30 years old, joined the 88th New York and the…

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A Small Rock Marking a Big Impact

There are hundreds of monuments here at Gettysburg National Battlefield. Many times it’s difficult to know the story behind each one…there are simply so many….

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The Role of Chaplains in the Civil War

If you are a student of the Civil War, you probably know some of the important names like Generals Lee and Grant, or battles like…

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The Importance of Faith in Battle

A soldier needs many resources in battle. One of those items is perhaps most important, yet intangible. It’s the importance of one’s faith…and today we…

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6 St. Louis Spots History Lovers Shouldn’t Miss

A lot of visitors to St. Louis may catch a Cardinals game, take in the world-class zoo, or ride to the top of the St….

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Six D.C. Sites to Visit During a Government Shutdown

I was just in the nation’s capital gathering audio for our daily broadcasts.  For tourists, the government shutdown means many of the sites they planned…

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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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Gettysburg Week: The General (Most of) America Forgot

In the three days leading up to Indpendence Day, 1863, Americans waged the greatest of battles against one another at Gettysburg. So on the 150th…

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Lava Beds National Monument

In this barren stretch of the West, you can find the landscape scarred by the lava from thousands of years ago.  Under the surface are…

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The Battle of Cedar Creek

There are nearly 400 national park sites in the United States. Today we visit one of the newest in the system; a place of vital…

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The Path to Gold

For many this trail to gold began in Seattle, but the toughest part of the journey was in the mountains above Skagway, Alaska. SharePrintEmail

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North to Alaska!

Just about every gold rush has the same story line: Gold is discovered, a handful of people early to the gold field strike it rich,…

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Casa Grande

Today skyscrapers in Phoenix tower above the city below. Roll back the clock six hundred years and it was this building that towered above the…

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Ocmulgee National Monument

In this country, the US Capitol is the place the laws are made, but 1000 years ago, it was this earth lodge that was the…

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The Renter Who Became Famous

George Washington is the father of the nation, but it’s this man’s name that is on the national historic site where Washington once lived and…

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Raising An Army at Harvard

Today Harvard is recognized as one of the top universities in the world. In 1775, it became the home of men fighting for the cause…

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What Happened to the Loyalists?

When the American revolution began, there were many living in the colonies that remained loyal to the king. In many cases, they fled the new…

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Fort Union

It was the site of a vast trading network on the northern plains. It’s history spanned forty years and today, this fort has been reconstructed…

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Posted in American Countryside National Historic Site National Park Service New Hampshire Podcast

St. Gaudens National Historic Site

It’s New Hampshire’s only national park service site and even if you heard its name, it’s doubtful you could tell much about the man who’s…

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