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Posted in American Countryside Illinois Podcast

Discovering Dickson Mounds

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2009/12/Dickson-Mounds-21.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:02 — 950.8KB)Long before there were cities like New York and Chicago, these giant cities were scattered across the nation. Today we…

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Posted in American Countryside Illinois Podcast

Dickson Mounds

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2009/12/Dickson-Mounds-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:02 — 1.9MB)Today we say hello to our listeners on WDUK in Havanna, IL. This nice town on the Illinois River is…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Michigan Podcast

Christmas Wonderland

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2009/12/Holiday-Christmas-Store.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:02 — 1.9MB)If Santa Clause needed a place to buy all of his ornaments and decorations, this would be it. It’s big…

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Posted in American Countryside Oklahoma Podcast

Blue and Gold Sausage

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2009/12/18Dec09-Blue-and-Gold-Sausage.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:02 — 3.7MB)This FFA advisor found a fund raiser that was so successful, he had to quit teaching just to operate the…

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Posted in American Countryside Iowa Podcast

Mount Pleasant’s Old Threshers Reunion

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2009/12/Old-Threshers-Reunion1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:03 — 1.9MB)Today it is a farm event that easily doubles the size of this Midwestern city. But when it began back…

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Posted in American Countryside Iowa Podcast

The Button Capitol of the World

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2009/12/Muscatine-Buttons1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:02 — 1.9MB)There’s plenty of fertile farmland along the Mississippi River at Muscatine, Iowa, but a century ago, this city was known…

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Posted in American Countryside Oklahoma Podcast

Cowboy King of Marriage

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2009/12/Tom-Mix-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:02 — 956.1KB)Tom Mix was known as the King of the Cowboys, starring in over 300 films from 1910 to 1935. He…

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Posted in American Countryside Oklahoma Podcast

Cowboy Moviestar Tom Mix

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2009/12/Tom-Mix-11.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:01 — 944.9KB)He was king of the cowboys, a real-life ranch hand that won the hearts of the nation with his amazing…

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Posted in American Countryside Missouri Podcast

Governor Gravesites in Missouri

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2009/12/Missouri-Governor-Cemeteries.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:02 — 1.9MB)Down dirt and gravel roads, off the main highway on paths once well traveled, but now forgotten, you can find…

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Posted in American Countryside Kansas Podcast

The Dalton Gang

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2009/12/10Dec09-Dalton-Gang-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:01 — 1.9MB)Today these streets and the adjacent alley are peaceful avenues lines with small town businesses. The fall of 1892, it…

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Posted in American Countryside Kansas Podcast

A Hometown Holdup

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2009/12/Dalton-Gang-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:02 — 1.9MB)Bob, Emmit and Grat–three brothers that would return to their hometown to do business–but the business to be transacted would…

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Posted in American Countryside Kansas Oklahoma Podcast

The Oklahoma Land Rush

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2009/12/Cherokee-Strip-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:02 — 1.9MB)Imagine a train chugging south out of Kansas with people jumping from the cars all along its route. The reason…

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The Cherokee Strip

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2009/12/Cherokee-Strip-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:01 — 1.9MB)It’s called the Cherokee Strip; a stretch of land in north central Oklahoma originally given to the Cherokee and later…

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Posted in American Countryside Oklahoma Podcast

Oklahoma’s First Gusher

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2009/12/Bartlesville-Oklahoma-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:03 — 960.2KB)George Keeler noticed his horses wouldn’t drink from this spot on the river. The location today is an important spot…

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Posted in American Countryside Oklahoma Podcast

Black Gold in Oklahoma

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2009/12/Bartlesville-Oklahoma-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:01 — 948.2KB)William Johnstone and George Keeler were looking for a way to attract the railroad to their new town. Who knew…

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Posted in American Countryside Oklahoma Podcast

Getting to FFA Contest

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2009/12/Ralph-Dreesen.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:01 — 1.9MB)An FFA advisor was driving his students to a competition when the bus broke down with twenty eight students and…

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Freeways to Fuel

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2009/11/Freeways-to-Fuel.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:02 — 1.9MB)Dallas Hanks sees millions of easily accessible cropland in the United States that could be better utilized. In fact, we’re…

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Posted in American Countryside Iowa Podcast

The Roots of the 4-H Clover

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2009/11/4-H-Clover-2009.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:02 — 1.9MB)The 4-H Program is now over a century old and many people recognize the familiar green clover that symbolizes those…

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Posted in American Countryside food Podcast

A Chocolate Display

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2009/11/Union-Station-Chocolate.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:03 — 1.9MB)For 90% of this agricultural product’s history, it was used as a drink. People certainly still drink it today, but…

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Posted in Alaska American Countryside Podcast

The Rendezvous Theatre

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2009/11/Rendevous-Theatre.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:01 — 947.6KB)When hunters and trappers would gather once each season, it was often called a rendezvous. In Alaska and the Yukon…

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