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The Promise of a Great Land Deal

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/04/08Apr20-William-Seward-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)If he would have listened to most Americans, he would have run from the deal the moment he heard about…

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Lincoln’s Competitor for the Presidential Nomination

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/04/07Apr20-William-Seward-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Political conventions were once places where presidential nominations were decided.  In a moment we catch the intriguing story of the…

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A Famous Route West

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/03/24Mar20-Erie-Canal.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It’s a famous route that required a mule to pull you for fifteen miles.  This is one of the important…

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Best of 2019: The Elephant Hotel

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/12/26Dec19-Best-of-2019-Elephant-Hotel.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:57 — 2.0MB)When you run across a building named the “Elephant Hotel,” well, there’s probably going to be an interesting story behind…

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Twas the Night Before Christmas

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/12/24Dec19-Twas-the-Night-Before-Christmas.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)We know the words of “’twas the night before Christmas;” words that helped solidify the image of Santa over 200…

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Atop the Empire State Building

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/05/20May19-Empire-State-Building-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)On many evenings, high above the lights of America’s largest city, couple have long come here to enjoy the view…

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A New York City Landmark

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/05/17May19-Empire-State-Building-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)When people visit New York City there are often two landmarks at the top of their tour list.  The Statue…

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The Home of a Founding Father

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/01/24Jan19-John-Jay-4.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Perhaps you’ve visited places like Mt. Vernon and Monticello, homes of founding fathers Washington and Jefferson.  If you travel to…

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A Witness to History

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/01/23Jan19-John-Jay-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Imagine being pregnant, enduring a shipwreck, being away from your home for several years, and then, being present to see…

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The First Supreme Court Chief Justice

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/01/22Jan19-John-Jay-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Who was the first Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court?  It was a position this man coveted, until he…

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The Forgotten Founding Father

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/01/21Jan19-John-Jay-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Some have called him the forgotten founding father.  Have you too forgotten about the man who was president before George…

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The Elephant Hotel

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/01/10Jan19-Elephant-Hotel-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)When you run across a building named the “Elephant Hotel,” well, there’s probably going to be an interesting story behind…

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A Time Before Zoos and Circuses

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/01/09Jan19-Elephant-Hotel-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Just about everyone one of us has visited a zoo and seen a circus.  Now let me take you to…

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The Elephant That Changed the Course of American History

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/01/08Jan19-Elephant-Hotel-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)  It all began with a man who wanted to farm, not with a team of horses or mules, but…

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The Trio Who Saved the Nation and a President

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/11/08Nov18-Benedict-Arnold-6.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.1MB)There’s a good chance you’ve never heard of John Paulding, Isaac Van Wart or David Williams.  Yet, each has a…

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The Simple Rules of Being a Spy

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/11/07Nov18-Benedict-Arnold-5.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.1MB)If you’re going to be a spy, it’s best to not be carrying incriminating evidence.  So when this man took…

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Trapped Behind Enemy Lines

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/11/06Nov18-Benedict-Arnold-4.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.1MB)If you are a soldier in battle, you usually don’t want to be trapped behind enemy lines.  Yet that is…

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Known By the Friends Kept

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/11/05Nov18-Benedict-Arnold-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.1MB)There is a cliché that says, “We are known by the friends we keep.”  One of the friends of this…

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Heroes, Love, and Espionage

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/10/02Nov18-Benedict-Arnold-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.1MB)It’s a story that involves war heroes, love and espionage.  It may sound like a novel, but it was real…

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An American War Hero

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/10/01Nov18-Benedict-Arnold-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.1MB)Today I’ll introduce you to an American war hero – a man who had a great hand in this country’s…

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