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Where Cotton is King

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/10/09Oct20-Lubbock-Ag-Museum-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Cotton is an important crop in west Texas.  Not only is it vital for local farmers and industry, the story…

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A West Texas Salute to Agriculture

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/10/08Oct20-Lubbock-Ag-Museum-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)On some farmsteads you’ll find old machinery parked outside…pieces that have not been used for years that perhaps look more…

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Buddy Holly’s Continuing Influence

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/10/07Oct20-Buddy-Holly-Performing-Arts-Center-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It’s been over 60 years since Buddy Holly died, but his music and the work of inspiring other young people…

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Entertainers in Their Line of Work

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/10/06Oct20-Buddy-Holly-Performing-Arts-Center-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)When we think of big name musicians, we often think of them only in their role as an entertainer.  We…

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Standing Guard Over a Rail Line

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/07/08Jul20-Texas-Railway-History-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)When we think of troops in World War I and II we may have thoughts of the battlefields of the…

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Foiling a Robbery Aboard the Southern Pacific

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/07/07Jul20-Texas-Railway-History-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)The Southern Pacific rail line advertised it served fresh oysters on it’s run from Texas to California.  It was special…

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The Second Transcontinental Route

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/07/06Jul20-Texas-Railway-History-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)We may have heard of the golden spike driven to link the first transcontinental railroad in northern Utah.  The second…

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The West Wasn’t Won With Horses

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/05/13May20-Fort-Lancaster-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)The west was won with horses and cowboys, right? Well, that wasn’t the plan at one time. In fact, if…

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Halway Between San Antonio and El Paso

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/05/12May20-Fort-Lancaster-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)What will you find halfway between San Antonio and El Paso, Texas? Well, to be honest, there’s not much out…

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Roy and Lilly

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/03/17Mar20-Judge-Roy-Bean-4.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)There was no doubt Roy was in love with Lilly.  He did everything he could to catch her attention.  He…

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A Bar and a Courtroom

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/03/16Mar20-Judge-Roy-Bean-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)You won’t find many buildings in Langtry, Texas, so perhaps it shouldn’t be a surprise that two establishments needed to…

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Clever Prizefighting Promotion

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/03/13Mar20-Judge-Roy-Bean-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Over a century ago, boxing was outlawed in most states and territories.  Those who wanted to promote prizefighting, as it…

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A Judge Who Wasn’t a Lawyer

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/03/12Mar20-Judge-Roy-Bean-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Most lawyers must put in long hours of school, then spend years working cases in court, before they can ever…

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A Nativity for a Community

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/12/25Dec19-Del-Rio-Nativity.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Many people display a nativity scene at Christmas, but this one is truly amazing.  Certainly it’s size is something to…

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A Famous Building and Battle

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/12/11Dec19-Alamo-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It’s one of the most famous buildings at the center of one of the most famous battles in history.  A…

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The Famous Ones from the Alamo

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/12/10Dec19-Alamo-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)James Bowie and William Barrett Travis are two of the famous names to defend the Alamo.  Perhaps the most well…

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The Mission San Antonio de Valero

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/12/09Dec19-Alamo-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.1MB)Today we head to Mission San Antonio de Valero.  Most people believe they have never heard of the place…but it’s…

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Alibates Flint

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/06/14Jun18-Alibates-Flint.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It’s called Alibates flint…and this spot in the panhandle of Texas is the only place in the world where you…

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Claiming a Body in Two Different States

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/12/10Jan18-Billy-the-Kid-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:58 — 2.0MB)When two different cities, in two different states claim to have the body of the same man, well, you know…

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William Henry Roberts Junior

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/12/09Jan18-Billy-the-Kid-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:58 — 2.0MB)His name was William Henry Roberts Jr.  Or was it?  In fact, could you really believe any name this man…

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