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Posted in American Countryside New York

Atop the Empire State Building

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/05/20May19-Empire-State-Building-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)On many evenings, high above the lights of America’s largest city, couple have long come here to enjoy the view…

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Posted in American Countryside New York

A New York City Landmark

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/05/17May19-Empire-State-Building-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)When people visit New York City there are often two landmarks at the top of their tour list.  The Statue…

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Posted in American Countryside South Dakota

The Rapid City Flood of 1972

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/05/16May19-Rapid-City-Flood.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Today it is a peaceful park, with plenty of green open spaces.  Turn back to the clock to the early…

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Posted in American Countryside South Dakota

The Safety of Early Astronauts

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/05/15May19-Rapid-City-Stratosphere-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Imagine current day astronauts heading down to the local high school to get a couple of football helmets to wear…

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Posted in American Countryside South Dakota

The Birthplace of the American Space Program

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/05/14May19-Rapid-City-Stratosphere-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)What state do you associate with the birth of the American space program?  Did you say South Dakota?  I’ll tell…

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Posted in American Countryside Virginia

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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Posted in American Countryside Virginia

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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Posted in American Countryside Virginia

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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Posted in American Countryside Missouri

A Hidden Gem

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/05/08May19-Beverly-Hillbillies-Car-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Every once in awhile you uncover a hidden gem of a place.  That’s what today’s feature is all about.  And…

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Posted in American Countryside Missouri

An Old, Beat-up Vehicle That Attracts Thousands

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/05/07May19-Beverly-Hillbillies-Car-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Some people love to have the newest car.  In fact, they may spend plenty of time looking for just the…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Florida

The Kingsley Plantation

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/05/06May19-Kingsley-Plantation-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)The story of Kingsley Plantation is certainly fascinating…and when you factor in the life’s journey of the land owner’s wife…it…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Florida

A Rich History

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/04/03May19-Kingsley-Plantation-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)The ground where this plantation stands passed from Spanish to English and then back to Spanish control before it ever…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Nevada

A Man From Every State to Build the Hoover Dam

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/04/02May19-Boulder-City-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)It took men from every state in the nation and many nations of the world to build Hoover Dam…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Nevada

An Engineering Feat in the Desert

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/04/01May19-Boulder-City-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)It’s still an engineering wonder of the world – a feat some thought impossible, yet something that became a reality…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Missouri

The Honey War

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/04/30Apr19-The-Honey-War.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)War never tasted so sweet, at least that’s what some say when they speak of a conflict waged between Iowa…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Florida

The Oldest Fort in the Nation’s Oldest City

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/04/29Apr19-Castillo-de-San-Marcos-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)It’s the oldest fort in the nation’s oldest city…and that means it can tell plenty of stories about many different…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Florida

A Fort with a Storied History

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/04/26Apr19-Castillo-de-San-Marcos-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)It’s a place that has been attacked by the British, the army of the confederacy and even bands of Pirates….

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Posted in American Countryside Kansas

The Foundation for Settling an Area

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/04/25Apr19-Lucas-Kansas-Post-Rock.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)You can find a rock just about anyplace on earth, but if you want to see this particular type of…

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Posted in American Countryside Kansas

Involved with a Favorite Pastime

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/04/24Apr19-Lucas-Kansas-Grassroots-Arts-Center.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Many people take up or expand a hobby once they retired.  Many of the people living in and around this…

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Posted in American Countryside Kansas

A Beautiful Public Restroom

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/04/23Apr19-Lucas-Kansas-Public-Toilet.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)A public restroom is usually not a thing of beauty.  It’s just designed to take care of the need at…

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