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Home Away From Home

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/02/01Mar16-Boys-Town-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It’s a home away from home…a place to come when homelife has a formidable set of challenges that keeps a…

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He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/02/29Feb16-Boys-Town-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)You may have heard the phrase, “He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother.”  It became the motto of this place based…

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Beginnings of Boys Town

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2015/02/26Feb16-Boys-Town-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:02 — 2.1MB)When this man saw a need about a century ago, he began his own town to help young men succeed. …

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An Airplane Born From Tragedy

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2014/02/17Jun15-Strategic-Air-Museum-Pilot-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)It’s a plane that was born from tragedy, and interesting, a plane that would go on to haul millions of…

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Zig-Zagging Down the Runway

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2014/02/18Jun15-Strategic-Air-Museum-Pilot-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)The first time Don tried to fly this plane, he must have appeared to be a drunk pilot, for his…

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Glur’s Tavern and the $1000 Bill

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/09/23Oct13-Glurs-Tavern-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:58 — 2.0MB)One thousand dollar bills were last printed in 1945 and they were officially discontinued in 1969.  You can still find…

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A Tavern With A Storied History

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/09/22Oct13-Glurs-Tavern-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.1MB)If you drove past Glur’s Tavern in Columbus, Nebraska you might not give it a second thought.  However, if you…

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Restoring Our Airborne Past

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/07/12Jul13-Strategic-Air-Museum-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.7MB)Restoring old aircraft perhaps sounds like a peaceful and fun way to spend one’s working or volunteer hours. Mark Hamilton…

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America’s Strategic Air Museum

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/07/11Jul13-Strageic-Air-Museum-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.7MB)It’s the largest and fastest Blackbird you’ll ever see. But it’s just one of many intriguing items associated with America’s…

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The Higgins Memorial

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/04/24May13-Higgins-Memorial.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Every Memorial Day we remember are family and friends who have passed.  Many communities will also remember their veterans and…

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The Home of the Buffalo Bill Show

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/04/01May13-Buffalo-Bill-Show-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.0MB)In 1883 Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show debuted in Omaha.  Much of the practice and many of the performers were…

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A Wild West Traveling Show

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/04/30Apr13-Buffalo-Bill-Show-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.0MB)It was a national and international hit…a traveling show that captivated audiences with scenes from the wild west.  Most people…

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Scenic Route – Buffalo Bill & the Legend of the Wild West

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/04/ScenicRoute-005.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 13:19 — 3.0MB)Perhaps more than any other man, Buffalo Bill Cody helped shape the legend of the Wild West. But what’s truth…

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Two Million Dollars Raised in Less Than Ten Years

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/04/12Apr13-Shickley-Nebraska-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.0MB)I had heard much about the Shickley, Nebraska, a town of just over 300 people in southern Nebraska.  When I…

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Shickley, Nebraska

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/04/11Apr13-Shickley-Nebraska-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.0MB)For the next two broadcasts you’ll hear the story of Shickley, NE–a town of just over 300 that has raised…

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Scenic Route – Big Little Town

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/04/ScenicRoute-003.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 13:35 — 6.2MB)About 300 people live in Shickley, Nebraska, but that “big little town” has raised more than $2.5 million for community…

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A Palm Beach Girl on the Ranch

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2012/01/11Jan12-Ann-Burkholder.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 1.4MB)She was a very unlikely candidate to manage a cattle feedyard in central Nebraksa.  She grew up in Palm Beach…

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The Snowstorm That Built a Radio Station

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/12/10Jan12-KRVN-Radio.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 1.4MB)Many radio stations have interesting stories of how they were born.  This station in central Nebraska was the product of…

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Rock Creek Station

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/07/Rock-Creek-Station-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:30 — 1.1MB)Mention the name Wild Bill Hickok and many people have images of a western lawman not afraid to enter a…

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Ruts That Are Never Filled

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/07/Rock-Creek-Station-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:30 — 1.1MB)If someone cuts ruts down a muddy dirt trail, someone else will probably need to come and fill them in…

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