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A Witness to the Beginning of World War II

Al Bodenlos was in Honolulu on the morning of December 7, 1941. Like many people there, he didn’t immediately realize the story that was beginning…

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An Eyewitness Account of Pearl Harbor

Al was about to witness the most realistic military training exercise he had ever seen. As he got closer to the action, he quickly realized…

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The Father of the Green Revolution

One news anchored reported that this man may be responsible for saving more lives than anyone in the 20th Century. With the passing of Norman…

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The Birthplace of Stephen Douglas

Abraham Lincoln led the country through the Civil War, but it was this man who defeated him for the Senate two years earlier. We’ll go…

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Posted in American Countryside Florida Podcast

The Oldest House

(St. Augustine, Florida) – Some people may purchase older homes and restore them to their original beauty. But when it comes to old homes, it’s…

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Strong Man Steve Schmidt

(Leslie, Missouri)–Every dentist that has ever advised not to crush ice or hard candy with one’s teeth will not want to meet Steve Schmidt. His…

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Teaching Small Farming Methods That Work

When Herman’s son brought home an antiquated animal production book that he happened to find in his high school ag classroom, Herman decided that some…

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Free Range Poultry

This poultry producer wouldn’t say his goal is to take on the big boys in the chicken world and win, but he certainly has done…

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Herm’s 1930s Farm in the 21st Century

Herman’s farm may look like it is cut out of the 1930’s, but when you dig deeper, you find that he is using some of…

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Posted in American Countryside Civil War Maryland National Battlefield National Park Service Podcast

Antietam Battle

Even by today’s standards, the cost of this battle was staggering. It was a 12 hour conflict that saw a man killed every second; that’s…

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Chad Hymas: From Salt Lake to Las Vegas

You can make a quick drive from Salt Lake City to Las Vegas or an even shorter flight if you hop on a plane. Chad…

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Antietam Battle’s Blood Lane

The fields were filled with ears of corn nearing harvest during September, but the kernels would never be shelled. In fact, it was these fields…

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Posted in American Countryside Civil War Maryland National Battlefield National Park Service Podcast

Knowing Someone Else’s Battle Plan

Imagine going into a battle and having the enemy’s plan of attach in your hands. It sounds like it would not be a fair fight,…

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Battle at Antietam

You may have heard stories of family members fighting against one another during the Civil War. At this famous battlefield, it was the teacher who…

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Posted in Alaska American Countryside Podcast

Preparing for the Iditarod

Some sports not only require thousands of hours of training, they also require a hefty financial investment. For those who run Alaska’s famous Iditarod, it…

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1156 Miles on a Sled

Some athletes train for a marathon–a race just over 26 miles in length. This athlete’s family trains for an event that covers over 1100 miles….

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Posted in Alaska American Countryside Podcast

Family Ties and the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race

For the next three features here on the American Countryside you’re in for a real treat as we discover what it takes to compete in…

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The Palmer, Alaska Farmer’s Market

When you think of fertile farmland, you perhaps think of a location with deep rich soil in the Midwest. But to find the land growing…

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Silver Moon Feeds

You can buy feed from a lot of different places, but what makes Silver Moon Feeds special is how this one family has stayed in…

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Butte, Montana Speakeasy

Beginning in 1920, the 18th Amendment made the manufacturing and consumption of alcohol illegal until it was repealed in 1933. During that time something known…

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