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Exactly How Many Islands?

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/10/28Oct21-Uncle-Sam-Boat-Tour-4.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)They say there are one thousand islands here.  Ron knows the exact number though, a number that may surprise the…

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A 19th Century Island Getaway

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/10/27Oct21-Uncle-Sam-Boat-Tour-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Today the wealthy might take a jet to a private island in some sunny spot on the globe.  Over a…

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Touring the Thousand Islands

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/10/26Oct21-Uncle-Sam-Boat-Tour-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It’s an area of New York state and Canada known as the Thousand Islands region – a place that draws…

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I’ll Wait for the Uncle Sam

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/10/25Oct21-Uncle-Sam-Boat-Tour-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Sometimes the name of a boat is a big deal.  Ron’s family had the perfect name for a boat, a…

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Hotel of the Hall of Famers

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/09/23Sep21-Otesage-Hotel-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)The Baseball Hall of Fame has an induction ceremony each year and when that event takes place, the baseball greats…

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Last of the Mohicans

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/09/22Sep21-Otesage-Hotel-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Perhaps you remember the book and the movie, the Last of the Mohicans.  James Fennimore Cooper was the author of…

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Fighting for What Was Owed

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/08/19Aug21-Harriet-Tubman-4.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)You may soon see her face on our currency.  She is a lady who’s story inspires young and old –…

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The Illegal Farm Sale, That Wasn’t

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/08/18Aug21-Harriet-Tubman-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)In the late 1850s there was a sale of a farm that was against the laws of the country.  Both…

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Heroin of the Underground Railroad

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/08/17Aug21-Harriet-Tubman-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)She is one of the best known figures associated with he Underground Railroad.  Her courage led her to become well…

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Cruelties of Slavery

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/08/16Aug21-Harriet-Tubman-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)At the age of five she was already being leased out by her slave owner to check muskrat traps in…

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Silent Hero of the Game

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/08/13Aug21-Cooperstown-Bat-Company-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Many of us played the game of baseball as a kid.  Perhaps you had a baseball hero…for me it was…

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The Man Behind the Bats

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/08/12Aug21-Cooperstown-Bat-Company-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)A baseball bat is, of course, a critical part of the game – but did you ever wonder where those…

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The Story Behind Baseball Bats

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/08/11Aug21-Cooperstown-Bat-Company-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Major league baseball players are required to use wooden bats – aluminum bats are not allowed.  For many decades the…

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How Fish Have Changed in the Adirondacks

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/07/03Aug21-The-Wild-Center-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Lots of people come to the Adirondacks of New York state to enjoy the fishing.  What may look common place…

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Animals of the Adirondacks

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/07/02Aug21-The-Wild-Center-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)There are plenty of creatures to be found in these woods.  Nicole’s job is to help tell their story, and…

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The Wild Center

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/07/30Jul21-The-Wild-Center.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)There is usually only misery that comes from living through a bad ice storm.  That was partly the case with…

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The Other End of the Hudson

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/07/29Jul21-Adirondack-Adventures-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)You may recall that the Hudson River terminates in New York City.  Most of us wouldn’t think that swimming in…

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Reading the Water

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/07/28Jul21-Adirondack-Adventures-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Lindsey’s job is to “read” the water.  It’s an ever-changing task and her ability to read those waters correctly has…

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St. Paul’s Church

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/06/18Jun21-St-Pauls-Church-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Methodist, Baptist, Catholic, Lutheran…there are many labels that may be placed on churches.  However, during the early years of this…

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A Symbol for the Struggle of Freedom

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/06/17Jun21-St-Pauls-Church-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Just outside of New York City proper, yet well within the urban corridor, there sits a church in the suburb…

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