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The XIT Ranch

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/08/25Aug21-XIT-Ranch-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Just off the courthouse square in Dalhart, Texas you’ll find a small museum devoted to a very large subject –…

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Thousands of Miles of Fence

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/08/24Aug21-XIT-Ranch-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Imagine a ranch so large it took thousands of miles of wire just to fence the pastures.  It was a…

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Raising Money for a New Capitol Building

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/08/23Aug21-XIT-Ranch-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)When the state of Texas needed to build a new state capitol building they had a plan in place to…

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Remembering Your Roots

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/07/14Jul21-Buddy-Holly-Museum-4.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)We sometimes say that famous folks forget their roots.  They become so engrossed in stardom that they lose site of…

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That’ll Be The Day

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/07/13Jul21-Buddy-Holly-Museum-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Many of us know the Buddy Holly sing, That’ll Be the Day.”  It was a hit that launched the young…

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It’s Not County Western Music

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/07/12Jul21-Buddy-Holly-Museum-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Landing a record deal is a big step in a musician’s career.  But when this record company wanted their young…

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Lubbock’s Rock ‘n Roller

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/07/09Jul21-Buddy-Holly-Museum-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Ever rock ‘n roll star had to begin somewhere, and for this musician from Lubbock, TX it was playing at…

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A Flight With No Engine

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/07/08Jul21-Silent-Wings-Museum-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Imagine entering a heated ground battle simply slicing through the air on a glider.  It was a dangerous mission that…

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Gliding Into Battle

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/07/07Jul21-Silent-Wings-Museum-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)When the United States entered World War II soldiers were asked to fight in places where it would be difficult…

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Big Footprints

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/07/06Jul21-Dinosaur-Valley.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)The animal tracks are three foot in width…and they are real…not made by an imaginary bigfoot…but plain to see to…

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Selling More Than Windmills

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/04/12Apr21-Windmill-Museum-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Good salesman can sell you an item you need.  Great salesman find a way to sell you many items you…

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The Biggest Buyer of Windmills

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/04/09Apr21-Windmill-Museum-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Many farmers purchased windmills to pump water for their livestock.  But there was someone else buying windmills for another purpose,…

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Farm Technology 900 Years in the Making

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/04/08Apr21-Windmill-Museum-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Just about every farmstead had one at one time – many remain, although few still perform the task they were…

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Beef Capital of the World

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/01/08Feb21-Hereford-Texas-4.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Many of our towns and cities in the country were founded by a mixture of immigrants.  This town has seen…

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POW Camp Hereford

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/01/05Feb21-Hereford-Texas-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)This town wanted to help with the war effort however it could.  It ended up that its isolation made it…

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The Town Without a Toothache

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/01/04Feb21-Hereford-Texas-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It’s been dubbed the ‘’Town without a Toothache.”  However, you may know it by it’s other motto – a motto…

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The Mystery of Deaf Smith

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/01/03Feb21-Hereford-Texas-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Was Mr. Smith really deaf?  That answer perhaps depends on who you ask.  And the reason we don’t know that…

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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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