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The Hermitage

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/01/23Jan20-The-Hermitage.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Mt. Vernon and Monticello are well known presidential homes.  Along side those well known names is another home and plantation,…

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Television or Real Life?

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/07/18Jul19-Movie-Car-Museum-4.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Some people have trouble distinguishing television from real-life.  That can create some interesting situations inside a museum like this.  I’ll…

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Survival Cars

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/07/17Jul19-Movie-Car-Museum-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Have you ever watched one of those action movies with car chase scenes and wondered how many cars they destroyed…

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A Hobby People Travel to See

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/07/16Jul19-Movie-Car-Museum-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Rusty Robinson’s father was a plumber and Rusty himself helps manage rental properties.  So he taught himself a skill that…

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Recreating Memories of Youth

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/07/15Jul19-Movie-Car-Museum-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Rusty just couldn’t get enough of some of those television shows back in the 1980s, so he did his best…

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Preserving History and Bringing It Back to Life

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/05/11Jun19-Jackson-Old-Country-Store-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Some folks may just stop by for the well-known buffet.  But take a stroll around this place and you’ll be…

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A Very Old Store

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/05/10Jun19-Jackson-Old-Country-Store-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:02 — 2.1MB)Clark Shaw oversees a very old store.  In fact, it’s so old, some people probably thought he was a little…

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The Story of the Famous Engineer

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/05/07Jun19-Casey-Jones-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)If you know his name, it is perhaps from a ballad sung by Johnny Cash.  This is the story of…

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A Late Train and a Determined Crew

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/05/06Jun19-Casey-Jones-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)The train was late – very late.  But the crew was determined to make up time.  Conditions were perfect to…

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Casey Jones

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/05/05Jun19-Casey-Jones-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Perhaps you know his name – Casey Jones.  Whether you do or you don’t, his story of a making up…

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The Scene of a Winter Battle

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/12/21Dec18-Stones-River-National-Battlefield-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:03 — 2.1MB)The Union army was defeated at Fredricksburg, Virginia in mid December 1862.  President Lincoln needed a victory to bolster the…

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The Story of Daddy Bryson

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/06/06Jul18-Smokey-Mountain-Railroad-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)His name was Daddy Bryson…and he became one of the best-known train engineers in the Smoky Mountains…not because of his…

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Logging to Create A Park

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/06/05Jul18-Smokey-Mountain-Railroad-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Visitors to Smoky Mountain National Park can wander miles of trails that meander through endless forests.  It wasn’t that long…

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The Circle From the Ryan

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/10/12Jan17-Ryman-Auditorium-4.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.1MB)If you’ve ever been to the Grand Ole Opry, you have seen a circular piece of wood that’s been inserted…

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The Union Gospel Tabernacle

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/10/11Jan17-Ryman-Auditorium-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It was one of the largest venues in the nation when it was constructed – Union Gospel Tabernacle.  But just…

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What Started As A Tent Revival

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/10/10Jan17-Ryman-Auditorium-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.1MB)You’ve probably not heard of the evangelist, Samuel Jones.  However, there’s a decent chance you know at least the last…

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Rough Around the Edges

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/10/09Jan17-Ryman-Auditorium-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Tom was quite the entrepreneur.  He built a great steamboat line and became quite wealthy.  But he was also a…

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A Boy Named Sue

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/04/11Jul16-Boy-Named-Sue.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)You’ve probably heard of a boy named Sue thanks to Johnny Cash.  But was there really a boy named Sue? …

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A Trial that Captivated the Nation

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/04/08Jul16-Scopes-Trial-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Imagine a packed crowd in a sweltering courtroom.  Refreshment vendor are allowed inside during recesses and chimps perform on the…

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John Scopes on Trial

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/04/07Jul16-Scopes-Trial-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:02 — 2.1MB)His last name is forever linked to one of the most publicized trial in American history.  It was John Scopes…

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