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A Man From Every State to Build the Hoover Dam

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/04/02May19-Boulder-City-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)It took men from every state in the nation and many nations of the world to build Hoover Dam…

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An Engineering Feat in the Desert

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/04/01May19-Boulder-City-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)It’s still an engineering wonder of the world – a feat some thought impossible, yet something that became a reality…

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A Casino With A Great History

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/08/03Sep18-Golden-Nugget-Casino.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Ask someone to name a casino in Vegas and they can rattle off names like the Belagio, Stratosphere, MGM and…

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Buying Land With a Catch

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/04/04May17-El-Dorado-Mine-4.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)All Shawna’s father wanted was a five acre patch of land to access the Colorado River.  He soon learned that…

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Hiring Women to Populate a Town

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/04/03May17-El-Dorado-Mine-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)The proposal had to sound ridiculous to just about everyone who heard it, save the men who sprang the idea. …

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The El Dorado Mine

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/04/02May17-El-Dorado-Mine-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.0MB)This canyon was once a bustling place full of men looking to make big money in the gold mines.  The…

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An Unusual White Rock

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/04/01May17-El-Dorado-Mine-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)A place can be deceiving.  That was exactly the case here in what is today’s desert south of Las Vegas….

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A Valentine’s Wedding Record

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/12/14Feb14-Las-Vegas-Wedding-Chapel-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)My grandparents were married on Valentine’s Day and they celebrated 76 wedding anniversaries.  But today, we honor a Valentine’s wedding…

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More Weddings Than Anywhere in the Nation

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/12/13Feb14-Las-Vegas-Wedding-Chapel-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)This county performs more weddings than any other in the nation.  You probably have a good idea where that county…

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Flying a World Record Endurance

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2012/01/26Jan12-Las-Vegas-Endurance-Plane-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 1.4MB)If you’ve ever flown into the Las Vegas airport, you may have noticed a colorful Cessna airplane hanging from the…

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The 24 Hour Las Vegas Museum

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2012/01/25Jan12-Las-Vegas-Endurance-Plane-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 1.4MB)You may recall we recently discussed a pair of brothers in Mississippi who in 1935 set a record by keeping…

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Protestors and Nuclear Testing

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/12/Nevada-Test-Site-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:00 — 938.0KB)Our nation’s Bill of Rights guarantees its citizens freedom of speech and the right to assemble. When you are director…

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Nuclear Weapons Testing

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/12/Nevada-Test-Site-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:00 — 938.0KB)From the 1950s to 1992, this area north of Las Vegas was where the U.S. conducted most of its nuclear…

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Drilling Holes in the Ground

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/11/Nevada-Test-Site-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:00 — 938.0KB)Drilling a hole in the ground may not sound too important. However at this site, much of today’s drilling technology…

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Promoting Las Vegas

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/11/Las-Vegas-History-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:00 — 938.0KB)Most cities would not promote nuclear tests and fishing at lakes void of fish. But that’s what this place did,…

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The City Known for Its Water?

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/11/Las-Vegas-History-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:00 — 938.0KB)When this city got its start, it was known for its water. Its safe to say, few know it for…

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Death Valley

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/08/Death-Valley-2011-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:00 — 938.0KB)Because Death Valley is such a difficult environment to support plant and animal life, most suppose that is how it…

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Crossing the Nation’s Hottest Valley

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/08/Death-Valley-2011-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:00 — 938.0KB)On the border of California and Nevada you will find a place that has daunted countless travelers for the past…

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Four Decades Work of the Cold War

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2010/04/Nevada-Test-Site-2-2010.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:03 — 957.1KB)During Troy Wade’s four decades at the Nevada Test Site, he went from designing weapons to stop the Russians to…

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The Nevada Test Site

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2010/04/Nevada-Test-Site-1-2010.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:02 — 955.1KB)Deep under the earth just northwest of Las Vegas, Troy Wade worked to win the cold war…

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