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The Coonskin Library

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/10/21Oct19-Coonskin-Library.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)It’s called the Coonskin Library, a private library established on the American frontier.  But few people today would know the…

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The American Whistle Company

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/05/23May19-American-Whistle-Company.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)You might hear it because someone is in danger, or you could hear it when you’ve done something wrong. Whatever…

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The Jesse Owens Story

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/10/12Oct18-Jesse-Owens-Museum-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.1MB)He won four gold medals in track and field at the 1936 Olympics, a feat that would not be duplicated…

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From Sharecropper to Legend

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/10/11Oct18-Jesse-Owens-Museum-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)He was born into a family of sharecroppers in northern Alabama.  His time on this farm lasted until the age…

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Tabloid Reporting Over a Century Ago

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/07/12Jul18-Annie-Oakley-4.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)If the tabloids report it, is the story really true?  Over a century ago, many American believed this star had…

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Shooting Apples Off Heads

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/07/11Jul18-Annie-Oakley-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Perhaps you’ve heard of someone shooting an apple off of someone’s head or hitting a cigarette in someone’s mouth.  It…

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Amazing and Totally Unexpected Skills

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/07/10Jul18-Annie-Oakley-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Her skills were amazing and totally unexpected.  A young lady from the frontier was outshooting men of all ages and…

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Greenville, Ohio’s Most Popular Person

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/07/09Jul18-Annie-Oakley-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)She is arguably the most famous person to grow up in Greenville, Ohio.  You’ve most likely heard of her and…

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A Meeting of Notables

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/03/29Mar18-Treaty-of-Greenville-Ohio-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)The years was 1795 and on what was then the western frontier of the United States, a meeting of some…

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Fort Greenville

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/03/28Mar18-Treaty-of-Greenville-Ohio-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)It was one the largest forts of its day, yet a place hard to find a trace of today.  The…

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Westward Expansion and an Inevitable Confrontation

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/03/27Mar18-Treaty-of-Greenville-Ohio-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It is a story of westward expansion and the inevitable confrontation of those heading west and those already on the…

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Pastures Full of Danger

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/08/15Sep17-Wright-Brothers-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)The Wright Brothers made their first flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.  However, it was the farmers around Dayton that…

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Before First Flight

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/08/14Sep17-Wright-Brothers-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.1MB)Although Kitty Hawk, North Carolina received most of the attention regarding the Wright Brothers first flight, it was this Ohio…

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A Role of Feeding Americans

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/04/05Jun17-Ohio-Food-Bank-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)If you were dropped inside this building and had no idea what it was, it might take you awhile to…

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An Old Mattress Warehouse–Repurposed

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/04/02Jun17-Ohio-Food-Bank-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)What can you do with an old mattress warehouse?  Use it to feed thousands of people in twenty counties.  That’s…

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The Underground Railroad

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/01/15Mar17-Underground-Railroad-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.0MB)You can go to many spots around the country and see homes, barns and businesses that served as stops on…

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One of the Most Famous Railroads

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/01/14Mar17-Underground-Railroad-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It is one of the most famous railroads in this country’s history…yet it ran without a published schedule.  For some…

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Hanging on to the “Bitter End”

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/09/11Oct16-Christopher-Columbus-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.1MB)If you told Columbus’ crew to hang on to the “bitter end,” they probably would not take you up on…

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Columbus Day, Today

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/09/10Oct16-Christopher-Columbus-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)We’ve all learned that Columbus sailed the ocean blue in 14 hundred and 92.  We know he had three ships,…

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Five Places to Find Columbus in the New World Today

In Fourteen Hundred and Ninety Two, Columbus sailed the Ocean Blue. And ever since, people have been building monuments to him. In fact, one Internet…

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