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America’s Most Visited National Park

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/05/12Jun19-Smokey-Mountain-National-Park.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)It’s America’s most visited National Park and although masses to come to enjoy its wooded mountains, you can still find…

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A Chaplain in the Civil War

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2014/05/03Jul14-Gettysburg-Chaplain-4.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)In the fall of 1861, Father William Corby, a Notre Dame educated priest, not yet 30 years old, joined the…

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A Small Rock Marking a Big Impact

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2014/05/02Jul14-Gettysburg-Chaplain-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)There are hundreds of monuments here at Gettysburg National Battlefield. Many times it’s difficult to know the story behind each…

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The Role of Chaplains in the Civil War

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2014/05/01Jul14-Gettysburg-Chaplain-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)If you are a student of the Civil War, you probably know some of the important names like Generals Lee…

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The Importance of Faith in Battle

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2014/05/30Jun14-Gettysburg-Chaplain-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)A soldier needs many resources in battle. One of those items is perhaps most important, yet intangible. It’s the importance…

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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

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/06/01Jul13-Gettysburg-Meade.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.7MB)In the three days leading up to Indpendence Day, 1863, Americans waged the greatest of battles against one another at…

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Lava Beds National Monument

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/04/06May13-Lava-Tubes-National-Park.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.1MB)In this barren stretch of the West, you can find the landscape scarred by the lava from thousands of years…

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The Battle of Cedar Creek

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2010/11/Cedar-Creek-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:00 — 938.2KB)There are nearly 400 national park sites in the United States. Today we visit one of the newest in the…

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The Path to Gold

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2010/07/Skagway-Gold-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:00 — 940.4KB)For many this trail to gold began in Seattle, but the toughest part of the journey was in the mountains…

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North to Alaska!

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2010/07/Skagway-Gold-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:01 — 941.8KB)Just about every gold rush has the same story line: Gold is discovered, a handful of people early to the…

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Casa Grande

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2010/07/Casa-Grande-Phoenix.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:01 — 942.9KB)Today skyscrapers in Phoenix tower above the city below. Roll back the clock six hundred years and it was this…

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Ocmulgee National Monument

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2010/06/Ocmulgee-National-Monument.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:02 — 950.4KB)In this country, the US Capitol is the place the laws are made, but 1000 years ago, it was this…

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The Renter Who Became Famous

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2010/06/Longfellow-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:00 — 940.2KB)George Washington is the father of the nation, but it’s this man’s name that is on the national historic site…

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Raising An Army at Harvard

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2010/06/Longfellow-21.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:00 — 940.4KB)Today Harvard is recognized as one of the top universities in the world. In 1775, it became the home of…

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What Happened to the Loyalists?

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2010/06/Longfellow-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:00 — 939.4KB)When the American revolution began, there were many living in the colonies that remained loyal to the king. In many…

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Fort Union

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2010/06/Fort-Union-2010.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:01 — 942.2KB)It was the site of a vast trading network on the northern plains. It’s history spanned forty years and today,…

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St. Gaudens National Historic Site

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2010/06/St-Gaudens.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:01 — 942.4KB)It’s New Hampshire’s only national park service site and even if you heard its name, it’s doubtful you could tell…

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