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The Story of Thomas Jackson

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/04/15Apr20-Stonewall-Jackson.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)If I told you that today’s feature is about Thomas Jackson, you probably wouldn’t have a very good idea of…

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George Washington’s Birthplace

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/02/21Feb20-George-Washington-Birthplace.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)George Washington’s birth date was always clear–February 22, 1732.  The location of his birth though was difficult to pinpoint.  It’s…

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Thomas Jefferson’s Neighbor

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/02/20Feb20-James-Monroe.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Thomas Jefferson’s home is one of the best known and most visited in the United States.  However, just drive down…

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An Impact Still Felt Today

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/09/16Sep19-Maggie-Walker-2019.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Her name may not be as prominent as Martin Luther King or Booker T. Washington, yet her impact is still…

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Famous Words From the American Revolution

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/05/13May19-Patrick-Henry-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)They are perhaps the most famous words of the American revolution – and arguably the most important speech delivered in…

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Bringing About Change

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/05/10May19-Patrick-Henry-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)When Virginians colonial leaders gathered in the Spring of 1775, they were considering actions that could provoke war with their…

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Attending the State Church

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/05/09May19-Patrick-Henry-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Before the colony of Virginia became one of thirteen states in a new country, its citizens were required to regularly…

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A Museum of Slave History

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/10/23Oct18-Freedom-House-Museum-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.1MB)It is called the Freedom House.  This free museum is housed in what used to be the headquarters of one…

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The Freedom House Museum

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/10/22Oct18-Freedom-House-Museum-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.1MB)I always enjoy the chance to explore Alexandria, Virginia.  It’s a historic city and I  recently happened upon a museum…

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Defending the Fertile Farm Valley of Virginia

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/04/01May18-New-Market-Virginia-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)There was nothing left to do.  A group of 15-21 year old students would be forced  into battle if there…

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A Clash Over the Nation’s Breadbasket

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/04/30Apr18-New-Market-Virginia-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley is one of the most scenic farming regions in the world.  The fertile valley is flanked by…

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The Unique Village in the City

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/04/30May17-Arlington-Cemetery-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)It was a village inside Arlington National Cemetery…a place where people found refuge during the Civil War.  This is the…

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The Historic Spot at Arlington National Cemetery

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/04/29May17-Arlington-Cemetery-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Although most visitors to Arlington National Cemetery simply see the Tomb of the Unknowns and perhaps the JFK grave site…there…

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From Summer Job to Over 30 Year Career

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/04/26May17-Arlington-Cemetery-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Tom thought he was coming here simply to fill a summer job.  After more than 30 years later, he says…

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Rock of Ages

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/04/19Aug16-Rock-of-Ages.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)“Rock of Ages cleft for me, let me hide myself in thee.”  It’s the chorus of a well-known church hymn,…

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The Grandest of Hotels

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2014/02/21Oct15-Roanoke-Hotel-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)At one time is was the grandest of hotels in the state of Virginia.  But the wheels of time eventually…

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The Cornerstone to a Large City

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2014/02/20Oct15-Roanoke-Hotel-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)What’s it take to build a large city?  A railroad and nice hotel of course.  It was a winning combination…

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A Unique Tie to the Family Farm

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2014/11/08Dec14-Berkley-Plantation-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Malcolm Jameson’s family has a unique tie to their family farm.  It all began with a grandfather who fought on…

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Calls to Start and End the Day

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2014/11/05Dec14-Berkley-Plantation-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Any good bugler knows to play Reveille in the morning, Taps in the evening.  But how did those calls become…

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Keep Your Comments Brief – Or Else!

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2014/11/04Dec14-Berkley-Plantation-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Public speakers are often warned to keep their comments brief.  Long windedness can bore an audience…or even worse it might…

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