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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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Loyal to the King

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/05/31May21-Philips-Manor-Hall-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)When America won her independence, there were thousands of men and women who remained loyal to England during the war. …

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Did you Know There Was a Declaration of Dependence?

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/05/28May21-Philips-Manor-Hall-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Fifty-six men signed the declaration of Independence in July of 1776, but not everyone was pleased with the patriotic document. …

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The Woman at the Helm of a Vast Empire

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/05/27May21-Philips-Manor-Hall-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It’s rare to find a young married lady commanding a ship, crisscrossing the Atlantic multiple times each year.  Now imagine…

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Bigger Than Life – Ethan Allen

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/04/07Apr21-Fort-Ticonderoga-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Sometimes history makes people seem bigger than life.  That’s certainly true for a man named Ethan Allen and his band…

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We Need Cannons

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/04/06Apr21-Fort-Ticonderoga-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It was one of the most important forts of the late 1700s and interestingly, it changed hands twice without a…

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Making a Home Every Day of the Year

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/12/25Dec20-Father-Xavier-4.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Christmas is a time that we usually gather with family.  But what is Christmas like when you have no family…

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An Encounter in a Homeless Shelter

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/12/24Dec20-Father-Xavier-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Each year around Christmas we might attend a church service, or watch children portray the birth of Jesus.  It’s a…

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A Kansas Franciscan

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/12/23Dec20-Father-Xavier-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)St. Francis of Assisi lived in Italy during the late 1100s and early 1200s.  His religious life of service, forgoing…

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A Heavenly Nudge

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/12/22Dec20-Father-Xavier-11.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Chris was earning a degree in Animal Science from Kansas State University, but he felt a call to explore the…

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An Influential First Lady

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/08/17Aug20-Eleanor-Roosevelt.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)They were two of the most influential people to occupy the 20th century White House.  I’m not talking about two…

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A Century-old Steakhouse

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/07/29Jul20-Peter-Luger-Steakhouse-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Across the East River on the Long Island side of the Brooklyn Bridge there is a place that has changed…

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The Best Steak

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/07/28Jul20-Peter-Luger-Steakhouse-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)As long as there have been cattle on the range, there has been debate over who could serve up the…

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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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