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Scenic Route – Rippa Villa Plantation

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/06/ScenicRoute-008.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 11:05 — 2.5MB)You’ve heard of marriages arranged because the bride and groom have certain cherished last names? How about marriages arranged based…

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Two Times A Prisoner of War

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/04/23May13-Rippavilla-Plantation-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.0MB)Imagine being taken a prisoner of war, not once but twice and while you were away from home, the opposing…

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Not Thrilled With a Choice of Spouse

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/04/22May13-Rippavilla-Plantation-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.0MB)There are times when a family is not thrilled with a son’s choice of a spouse.  There may be many…

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The Sheriff Bufford Pusser Festival

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/05/16May13-Bufford-Pusser-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.0MB)This weekend in Adamsville, Tennessee, the annual Sheriff Bufford Pusser Festival will be held.  It’s the 25th such event and…

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Carrying a Stick Instead of a Weapon

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/04/15May13-Bufford-Pusser-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.0MB)This week we’re in Adamsville, Tennessee, former home of famous lawman Bufford Pusser.  The famous lawman from Walking Tall was…

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The Life of Sheriff Buford Pusser

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/05/14May13-Bufford-Pusser-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.0MB)If you’ve ever seen the movie “Walking Tall” then you know part of the story of Sheriff Buford Pusser.  He…

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The Bus Line of the 1800s

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/02/25Mar13-Tennessee-River-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)You could say it was the bus line of the 1800s.  A network of transportation that could take you just…

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Posted in American Countryside Civil War Tennessee

Beefing Up the Hulls of Ships

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/03/22Mar13-Tennessee-River-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.0MB)Necessity is the mother of invention.  When the Civil War began, it was relatively easy to sink wooden ships, so…

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Shiloh National Battlefield

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/03/21Mar13-Tennessee-River-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 1.4MB)Each year, thousands of people will travel to southern Tennessee to see the famous national battleground at Shiloh.  What most…

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The Last Train to Clarksville

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/03/14Mar13-Last-Train-to-Clarksville.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 1.4MB)In the summer of 1966 the Monkees released “The Last Train to Clarksville.”  The song went to number one on…

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Train Service from Clarksville

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/02/13Mar12-Clarksville-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 1.4MB)In the early and mid 1900s, passenger train service was common in most cities of any size.  Today the passengers…

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The International Towing and Recovery Museum

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/09/Towing-Museum-2011.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:00 — 938.0KB)Not long after the first cars were made, the first cars began to break down or get involved in accidents….

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Die or Betray a Friend?

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/09/Sam-Davis-2011-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:00 — 938.0KB)Sam Davis had an important choice to make. His decision would determine if he would live or be hung…..

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A Story Everyone from Tennessee Knows by Heart

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/09/Sam-Davis-2011-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:00 — 938.0KB)His job was to use his stealth to maneuver through enemy lines and gather as much information as possible for…

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Salt and Pepper Museum

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2010/04/Salt-and-Pepper-Museum.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:02 — 954.3KB)Here’s the story of a woman who built her own museum–by accident at the beginning, but one that people from…

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The Hermitage

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2010/03/Hermitage-2010.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:02 — 953.1KB)Mt. Vernon and Monticello are well known presidential homes. Alongside those well known names is another home and plantation, not…

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Andrew Johnson

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2010/02/Andrew-Johnson-2010.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:03 — 957.1KB)Every February we celebrate the birthdays of Lincoln and Washington. But what about some of the other lesser known individuals…

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The Wonders of the Tuckaleeche Caverns

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2009/10/tuckaleechee-caverns-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:01 — 1.9MB)For centuries, people have recognized the natural beauty along the border of Tennessee and North Carolina. We call it the…

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A Cavern Below the Smokey Mountains

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2009/10/tuckaleechee-caverns-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:02 — 1.9MB)Kids may go exploring when they have nothing better to do. Sometimes, those adventures can lead to trouble. But for…

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