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The $25 Million Dollar Room

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/06/24Jun22-Museum-of-the-Big-Bend-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)In a moment I’ll take you to a small room, about the size of a large walk-in closet, that’s insured…

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Taking the Southern Route

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/06/23Jun22-Museum-of-the-Big-Bend-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)As settlers moved from east to west across this continent they were looking for the best route to reach the…

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Museum of the Big Bend

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/06/22Jun22-Museum-of-the-Big-Bend-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)The Big Bend region of Texas is a place where mountain chains meet but few people stayed.  The land was…

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The Rio Grande – Past & Present

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/04/14Apr22-Big-Bend-River-Guide-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It was a land full of tall grass – a place perfect to graze cattle and set up a ranch. …

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Wading the Rio Grande Legally

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/04/13Apr22-Big-Bend-River-Guide-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)If I told you there were people wading the Rio Grande River crossing the border, you might think they were…

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Terlingua, Texas

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/04/12Apr22-Big-Bend-River-Guide-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Terry lives in one of the most remote U.S. towns in the lower 48 states.  He didn’t grow up here,…

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Meet A Championship Hot Air Balloon Pilot

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/03/31Mar22-Hot-Air-Balloon-Pilot-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Imagine a competition where you fly a hot air balloon equipped with survival gear over snow capped mountains in the…

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Flying a Craft That’s Seven Stories High

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/03/30Mar22-Hot-Air-Balloon-Pilot-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)What’s seven stories high and can hold two million light bulbs.  It may sound like the set up for a…

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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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