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President’s Week 2017: Calvin Coolidge

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/02/24Feb17-Presidents-Week-Calvin-Coolidge-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It all happened in the middle of the night.  The citizens of the United States went to bed on August…

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President’s Week 2017: Herbert Hoover

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/02/23Feb17-Presidents-Week-Herbert-Hoover-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It’s Presidents Week on the and today’s feature focuses on a graduate of Stanford who used his engineering degree to…

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President’s Week 2017: Woodrow Wilson

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/01/22Feb17-Presidents-Week-Woodrow-Wilson.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.1MB)He was the son of a Presbyterian minister who went on to teach school and lead the nation during a…

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President’s Week 2017: Theodore Roosevelt

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/01/21Feb17-Presidents-Week-Theodore-Roosevelt.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)To date, no U.S. president has been born in North Dakota…but this commander-in-chief’s experiences there may be the reason he…

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President’s Week 2017: William McKinley

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/01/20Feb17-Presidents-Week-William-McKinley.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Some history students will remember the slogan “Remember the Maine”, a war cry that sent the U.S. into battle against…

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The Man Who Was President For a Day

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/01/07Feb17-David-Rice-Atchison-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.1MB)President Trump was recently sworn in as this nation’s 45th president.  Or was he?  That question is not a debate…

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David Rice Atchison

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/01/06Feb17-David-Rice-Atchison-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)His name is David Rice Atchison.  If you know the name, you probably know his unique and sometimes debated place…

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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 Great Johnstown Flood

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2014/05/27May14-Johnstown-Flood-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:02 — 2.1MB)It was one of the worst disasters in American history…the break of the south fork dam that created the great…

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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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The President’s Farm

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/03/31Mar14-Eisenhower-Farm-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Many U.S. presidents grew up on a farm.  However, their duties as chief executive often took them away from rural…

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A Couple From Kansas

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/12/24Feb14-Obamas-Grandparents.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)The Dunhams were just another pair of Kansas high school graduates.  They stayed in touch with classmates and tried to…

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President’s Week: James Monroe

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/12/21Feb14-Prez-Week-James-Monroe.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Thomas Jefferson’s home is one of the best known and most visited in the United States.  However, just drive down…

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President’s Week: The Most Famous First Lady

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/12/20Feb14-Prez-Week-Dolly-Madison.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)He was one of our most important presidents…yet the first lady may just be better known than her husband.  The…

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President’s Week: Thomas Brand

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/12/19Feb14-Prez-Week-Thomas-Jefferson.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Thomas Jefferson is known to have composed much of the Declaration of Independence…but he wasn’t happy with the final product. …

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President’s Week: Between Washington & Jefferson

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/12/18Feb14-Prez-Week-John-Adams.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)His presidency was sandwiched between presidential greats George Washington and Thomas Jefferson…and unfortunately, much of his work in helping form…

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President’s Week: Washington’s Birthplace

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/12/17Feb14-Prez-Week-George-Washington-Birthplace.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)George Washington’s birth date was always clear…February 22, 1732.  The location of his birth though was difficult to pinpoint.  It’s…

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That Will Be a Half-Cent, Mr. President

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/12/12Dec13-Lincoln-Pittsfield-Illinois-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Toll roads have been around as long as the nation.  Today those tolls are often paid on multi-lane turnpikes, often…

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