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President Lincoln’s Servant and Friend

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/09/28Sep20-Lincoln-Servant-William-Johnson.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Few people know that on Abraham Lincoln’s return to D.C. from delivering the Gettysburg Address, he contracted a mild case…

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Bookends To a Presidency

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/09/22Sep20-Lincoln-Inauguration-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)On the surface, this old train station in Springfield, IL may not seem to be that important.  However, when you…

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A President Elect’s Moving Sale

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/09/21Sep20-Lincoln-Inauguration-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)When people move, they often put some items up for sale and place others in the trash.  Now imagine it…

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George Washington’s Birthplace

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/02/21Feb20-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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Thomas Jefferson’s Neighbor

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/02/20Feb20-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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Sandwiched Between Two Notable Presidents

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/02/17Feb20-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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A Decisive Role in History

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/02/14Feb20-Andrew-Johnson-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)When John F Kennedy wrote the book, “Profiles in Courage,” he wrote about several people who had decisive roles in…

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One of Lincoln’s Worst Calls

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/02/13Feb20-Andrew-Johnson-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Abraham Lincoln’s face is on Mt. Rushmore because of the leadership he showed during the American Civil War.  However, in…

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A President Mostly Forgotten

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/02/12Feb20-Andrew-Johnson-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)During February we remember the birthday of Abraham Lincoln.  Today we take a look at a man who held the…

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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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