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The Bravery of Former Slaves

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2014/10/22Oct14-Christiana-Riot-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)In the years before the Civil War, many people stood up for the cause of freedom and equality.  Some of those…

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A Strange Meeting

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2014/09/26Sep14-Brandywine-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It was a strange meeting – a British general requested the assistance of an American signer of the Declaration of…

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A Battle Lost But An Army Respected

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2014/09/25Sep14-Brandywine-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It was a place the new American nation lost, yet won – a battlefield where they stood ground for six consecutive…

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The Battle of Brandywine

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2014/09/24Sep14-Brandywine-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)In the first years of the American Revolution, General Washington lost many battles, but he always survived to fight another day. …

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President Lincoln at the Gettysburg Depot

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2014/05/11Jul14-Gettysburg-Depot-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)There was a mix of emotions when President Lincoln stepped onto the platform at this Gettysburg, Pennsylvania railroad depot.  There…

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A Historic Railroad Depot

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2014/05/10Jul14-Gettysburg-Depot-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Many communities have saved and then restored their old rail depots.  That’s the case for this small Pennsylvania town.  However,…

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The Luckiest Elephant Man in America

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2014/05/11Jul14-Gettysburg-Depot-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Some people believe that a elephant figurine will bring you good luck.  If that is true, Ed Gotwald is the…

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A Collection That Went Viral

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2014/05/08Jul14-Eds-Elephant-Collection-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Lots of people collect things.  Sometimes the story of how and why they began collecting is more interesting than the…

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A Famous Inventor

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2014/05/07Jul14-Inventor-Benjamin-Franklin.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)His first invention involved a kite–and perhaps his most famous discovery involved one too…

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A Small Rock Marking a Big Impact

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2014/05/02Jul14-Gettysburg-Chaplain-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)There are hundreds of monuments here at Gettysburg National Battlefield. Many times it’s difficult to know the story behind each…

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The Role of Chaplains in the Civil War

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2014/05/01Jul14-Gettysburg-Chaplain-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)If you are a student of the Civil War, you probably know some of the important names like Generals Lee…

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The Importance of Faith in Battle

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2014/05/30Jun14-Gettysburg-Chaplain-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)A soldier needs many resources in battle. One of those items is perhaps most important, yet intangible. It’s the importance…

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The 125th Anniversary of The Great Johnstown Flood

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2014/05/30May14-Johnstown-Flood-4.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:02 — 2.1MB)It was an American disaster that was hard to imagine. A giant flood and an immense fire were destroying a…

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A Story of Heroism and Tragedy

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2014/05/29May14-Johnstown-Flood-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:02 — 2.1MB)It was a story of miraculous heroism among a story of deep tragedy.  125 years ago a wall of water…

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The Problem with 51 Inches of Rain

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2014/05/28May14-Johnstown-Flood-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:02 — 2.1MB)When 51 inches falls on an area in one month…well, it’s likely there’s going to be problems. Here, those problems…

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Overwhelming Dead in Gettysburg

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/03/07Apr14-Gettysburg-Shriver-House-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)The numbers of dead and wounded soldiers and horses overwhelmed the population of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania in 1863.  It was up…

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The Impact of Gettysburg

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/03/04Apr14-Gettysburg-Shriver-House-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Most people who visit Gettysburg, Pennsylvania tour the battlefield and learn about the fighting that took place in the first…

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Getting Caught in the Battle of Gettysburg

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/03/03Apr14-Gettysburg-Shriver-House-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)When the battle began here in Gettysburg, Hettie Shriver and her two young daughters left town and went to stay with…

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The Dangers of Being Kicked By A Cow

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/03/02Apr14-Eisenhower-Farm-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)If you’ve spent much time around cattle, there’s a good chance you’ve been kicked.  The right blow can put a…

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The Eisenhower Farm

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/03/01Apr14-Eisenhower-Farm-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It may be an overstatement to proclaim that a herd of cattle helped thaw the cold war.  However a visit…

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