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You Can Lead a Horse to Water But He Won’t Drink Oil

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/10/12Oct21-Bartlesville-Oil-Well-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)George Keeler noticed his horses wouldn’t drink from this spot on the Caney River.  The location is today an important…

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Attracting More Than a Railroad

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/10/11Oct21-Bartlesville-Oil-Well-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)William Johnstone and George Keeler were looking for a way to attract the railroad to their new town.  Who knew…

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The Cattlemen’s Steakhouse

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/04/29Apr21-Cattlemens-Steakhouse-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)You might go to a fancy clothing store to get measured for a suit.  But where do you go to…

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Beer for Breakfast

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/04/28Apr21-Cattlemens-Steakhouse-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Why are nurses on the night shift eating breakfast in the Oklahoma City Stockyards?  In a moment we’ll take you…

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The $175,000 Banjo

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/04/21Apr21-American-Banjo-Museum-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)When I was in fifth grade I wanted to play the trumpet.  My parents scratched together $300 for a used…

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Dueling Banjos

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/04/20Apr21-American-Banjo-Museum-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)You’ve heard of dueling banjos…now multiply it times several hundred.  It’s a unique convention of sights and sounds that entertains…

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What One Man Did with the Skeletons in His Closet

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/03/19Mar21-Osteology-Museum-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Jay has a lot of skeletons in his closet.  Oh, but there’s much more.  He has skeletons just about everywhere…

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Unearthing a Career

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/03/18Mar21-Osteology-Museum-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Jay’s father could have scolded him for what he’d unearthed.  Most parents would say, “Put down that filthy thing!”  His…

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No Man’s Land

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/02/26Feb21-Boise-City-Oklahoma-Dust-Bowl-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It’s the only county in the nation that border’s five different states.  Some have called it “No Man’s Land” but…

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Black Sunday

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/02/25Feb21-Boise-City-Oklahoma-Dust-Bowl-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)The date was April 14th, 1935 in Boise City, Oklahoma.  What began as a beautiful Sunday morning turned into something…

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Dust Bowl Epicenter

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/02/24Feb21-Boise-City-Oklahoma-Dust-Bowl-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)You can’t pinpoint anyone place the Dust Bowl began.  However, one of the hardest hit locations was in the Oklahoma…

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The Worst Bombing Crew Becomes the Best

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/02/23Feb21-Boise-City-Oklahoma-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)They made a mistake worthy of a court martial.  A bombing crew made a wrong turn and bombed their own…

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The U.S. Town Bombed By Its Own Planes

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/02/22Feb21-Boise-City-Oklahoma-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)During World War II, many cities along the U.S. coastline prepared for an invasion from the enemy.  However, after the…

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Tracking a Giant in the Oklahoma Panhandle

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/02/19Feb21-Boise-City-Oklahoma-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)There were giants roaming the panhandle of Oklahoma.  That’s what we can decipher from the clues they left behind.  Journey…

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Fort Reno

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/12/15Dec20-Fort-Reno-Oklahoma.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)At one time this fort raised and trained over 14,000 horses and mules at a time.  Many of those animals…

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An Amazing Couple

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/01/17Jan20-Pawnee-Bill-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It may have seemed this famous western showman had married the wrong woman.  After all, his bride was a city…

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A Childhood Hero

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/01/16Jan20-Pawnee-Bill-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Many of us had childhood heroes, and for Gordon it was the famous showman Buffalo Bill.  What he might never…

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Where to Park a Plane?

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/07/19Jul19-Frank-Phillips-Oil-Company.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)When Frank bought a plane he needed a hangar in which to park it. Soon the plane wasn’t the only…

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The King of Marriage

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/02/14Feb09-Tom-Mix-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Tom Mix was known as the King of the Cowboys, starring in over 300 films from 1910 to 1935. He…

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The King of the Cowboys: Tom Mix

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/02/13Feb09-Tom-Mix-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)He was king of the cowboys, a real-life ranch hand that won the hearts of the nation with his amazing…

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