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The Great Little Madison

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/06/05Jul19-James-Madison-Constitution-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)He was nicknamed the Great Little Madison by his peers…and great his work was to this nation.  We’ll head to…

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James Madison Helps Save a Nation

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/06/04Jul19-James-Madison-Constitution-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)The United States was just eleven years old, but it was a nation in crisis.  James Madison was the man…

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The Story of a Cup of Coffee (and much more…)

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/07/03Aug18-Gettysburg-Christian-Commission-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Today someone might drive through Starbucks to get a cup of coffee.  During the Civil War…this group instead brought the…

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The Organization That Grew to the YMCA

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/07/02Aug18-Gettysburg-Christian-Commission-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)When a soldier heads to battle, there are many organizations that volunteer their services to help he or she and…

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The Adamantine Guard

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/07/01Aug18-Adamantine-Guard.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)It was called the Adamantine Guard…a military unit formed in one Pennsylvania County with over a century of service to…

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A Bell That Took Time to Become Famous

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/06/04Jul18-Liberty-Bell.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)July 4th, 1776.  It’s Indpendence Day in the United States and one of the symbols of our freedom is the…

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When George Washington Surrendered

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/06/03Jul18-Fort-Necessity-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It was the only time General Washington ever surrendered an army…and that just may have everything to do with July…

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Shaping Independence

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/06/02Jul18-Fort-Necessity-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)It’s a war most American know little about, yet it’s a conflict that shaped America’s war for Independence just a…

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One of the First Oil Boom Towns

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/06/13Jun18-Drake-Oil-Well-Museum.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)In a moment we head to oil country in the U.S…but this isn’t a trip to Oklahoma, Texas or even…

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Sorting the Facts and Myths of Edgar Allen Poe

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/03/06Apr18-Edgar-Allen-Poe-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Edgar Allen Poe could write some amazing fictional tales…but perhaps some of most intriguing fiction was that he told about…

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One of the Nation’s Most Famous Writers

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/03/05Apr18-Edgar-Allen-Poe-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)He is one of the nation’s most famous writers and although he bounced from city to city, it was here…

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Christmas Day 1776

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/11/25Dec17-Washington-Crossing-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.0MB)It was Christmas Day 1776…the first Christmas for the young United States of America.  If not for the bravery of…

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A Pivotol Point in the Revolution

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/11/22Dec17-Washington-Crossing-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.0MB)On Christmas Eve 1776…a general and his men did not prepare for a meal or gift giving…but rather they prepared…

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Crossing An Icy River on Christmas

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/11/21Dec17-Washington-Crossing-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.0MB)It’s one of the most famous battles of the American Revolution…and it all began with the crossing of an icy…

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Grinding Teeth Over the Declaration of Independence

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/04/04Jul17-Independence-Day-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.1MB)Thomas Jefferson helped write the Declaration of Independence…but he wasn’t happy with the final product.  Why was Jefferson grinding his…

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The Unplanned Writer of the Declaration of Independence

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/04/03Jul17-Independence-Day-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Thomas Jefferson took an important role in writing our Declaration of Independence, but most people don’t know he wasn’t even…

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Picket’s Charge

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/04/05Jul16-Gettysburg-George-Pickett.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Every Independence Day we remember those who have fought for our freedom.  One well known battlefield still draws thousands of…

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John Burns & The Battle at Gettysburg

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/04/04Jul16-Gettysburg-John-Burns.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Imagine hitting the age to retire and then deciding to volunteer for the army.  That is what John Burns did. …

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The Life of Punxsutawney Phil

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2014/12/02Feb15-Groundhog-Day.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)He is by far the oldest and wisest groundhog in the nation, and every February 2, you can be assured…

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The Christiana Riot

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2014/10/23Oct14-Christiana-Riot-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It’s called the Christiana Riot – a showdown between a slave owner and those harboring his runaway slaves.  It led to…

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