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Fleeing the Fight in Franklin

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/08/23Aug22-Lotz-House-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Today we sometimes see news coverage of families fleeing their homes with shelling taking place all around them.  That story…

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The Lotz House in Franklin, Tennessee

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/08/22Aug22-Lotz-House-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)In Franklin, TN you’ll find a small, historic home called the Lotz House.  Step inside and you’ll learn not only…

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Tennessee’s Most Photographic Building

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/02/15Feb22-Clarksville-Customs-House.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)The local newspaper originally described it as “an eyesore and public laughing stock.”  Quite a tagline for a building that…

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Fort Defiance Never Fired a Shot

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/01/31Jan22-Fort-Defiance.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Most cities don’t renovate a Civil War fort that never fired a shot.  Then again, one could make the case…

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From Slave to Soldier

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/01/10Jan22-Chattanooga-Battlefield-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Imagine being a slave at the beginning of the Civil War only later to have an opportunity to join the…

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A Focal Point of Intense Fighting

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/12/07Jan22-Chattanooga-Battlefield-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Today it is a beautiful city perched along the hills and rivers of southeastern TN. But during the Civil War,…

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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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