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Home of the Ice Cream Sundae

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2024/03/11Mar24-Two-Rivers-Ice-Cream-Sundae-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Many of us enjoy an ice cream sundae.  We have our favorite flavors and toppings.  But were did that phrase,…

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The Sistine Chapel of Twin Rivers

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2024/02/08Mar24-Two-Rivers-Ice-Cream-Sundae-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Some have referred to this place as the Sistine Chapel of this town.  No the ceilings aren’t as high, nor…

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An Art and Space Museum

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2024/02/07Mar24-Sputnik-Art-Museum-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Perhaps you don’t think you’d care to go to an art museum.  But what about a museum that had a…

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Kicking It to the Side of the Road

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2024/02/06Mar24-Sputnik-Art-Museum-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It was the middle of the night and two police officers had happened upon a relatively small piece of smoldering…

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School Lunches Take the Ferry

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/10/12Oct22-Apostle-Islands-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)School lunches can be an important part of some kids’ days.  In this district, those meals are so important, they…

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Taking the Ice Road

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/10/11Oct22-Apostle-Islands-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Some places are hard to reach.  You might need a car, boat or plane to get there.  Depending on the…

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Madeline Island

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/10/10Oct22-Apostle-Islands-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)At the northern tip of the state of Wisconsin you’ll find the Apostle Islands.  The scenic spot includes several islands…

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The Portage at Portage

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/01/29Jan21-Portage-at-Portage.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It is still revered as one of the most difficult canal building projects ever undertaken–a project to tame a rapidly…

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The Lights That Turned Night to Day

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/12/07Jan21-Hearthstone-Mansion.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Reports say the lights in this home made it seem like night had turned to day.  In fact, the lights…

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A Place Called Taliesan

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/10/23Oct20-Frank-Lloyd-Wright-Taliesan-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Ask an American who is the most famous architect in their country’s history and this man’s name is probably at…

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The Most Famous Architect in the US

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/10/22Oct20-Frank-Lloyd-Wright-Taliesan-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Most people know him as a famous architect.  They don’t realize his early years and perhaps the inspiration for his…

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A Museum Dedicated to the Circus

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/10/27Oct17-Circus-Museum.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It all began with Albert, Otto, Alfred, Charles, and John. Without their last names, those first names might not mean…

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Dancing With a Spring In Your Step

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2014/10/21Oct14-Wausau-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Most people like to work in buildings that have a solid floor underneath them.  The fact that this place has a…

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An Important Product to Keep the Economy Afloat

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2014/10/20Oct14-Wausau-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)This city had one important product that kept its economy afloat.  That’s because the product, actually floated.  Sound confusing?  We’ll unravel…

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Sly As A Fox

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2014/09/13Oct14-Fromm-Fur-Farm-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)The Fromm Brothers might be said to have been as “sly as a fox.”  That’s because their business plan led them…

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The Center of the Hemisphere

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2014/05/24Jun14-Center-of-the-Hemisphere.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Head west on highway 29 from Wausau, Wisconsin, then turned north, back west, then back north…and then, find yourself next to…

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A Recognizable Last Name

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2014/05/23Jun14-Circus-Museum.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)It all began with Albert, Otto, Alfred, Charles, and John. Without their last names, those first names might not mean…

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A Recognizable Railroad Depot

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2014/05/11Jun14-Wausau-Insurance.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)There’s a good chance you’ve never been to this railroad depot.  However, if you’re over forty years old, there’s a…

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Graffiti on a Ship

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2014/05/10Jun14-Wausau-Vietnam-Exhibit-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Most people consider graffiti a visual nuisance, something to be removed and forgotten.  The type of graffiti on this ship…

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Inside the General Nelson M Walker

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2014/05/09Jun14-Wausau-Vietnam-Exhibit-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)In the 1960s, ships like the General Nelson M Walker took thousands of men across the Pacific to the war…

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