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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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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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