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Posted in American Countryside Missouri Podcast

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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Posted in American Countryside Montana Podcast

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Beginning in 1920, the 18th Amendment made the manufacturing and consumption of alcohol illegal until it was repealed in 1933.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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Posted in American Countryside Civil War Missouri Podcast

Battle of the Hemp Bales

The bullet holes still scar the inside and outside of this home, a place that was a hospital during a skirmish known as ‘The Battle…

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Posted in American Countryside Podcast Vermont

Vermont’s Only National Park

You’ve heard of Yellowstone and Yosemite, but try naming the State of Vermont’s only national park….. SharePrintEmail

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Posted in American Countryside Podcast Vermont

The Marsh, Billings, Rockafeller National Historic Park

Many farms today use terraces, waterways and conservation tillage to protect soil and water. However, few people can tell you the man who’s revolutionary book…

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Posted in American Countryside Illinois Podcast

The Carthage Jail

Jails aren’t supposed to be a thing of beauty, but the tanned limestone walls of this 1839 jailhouse in Carthage, Illinois are quite pretty set…

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Posted in American Countryside Illinois Podcast

WCAZ Radio

Today’s program comes from the studios of WCAZ Radio in Carthage, Illinois. It’s a place with a long tradition in broadcasting…a place that’s been on…

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Posted in American Countryside New Hampshire Podcast

Racing the Mt. Washington Auto Road

Imagine running the Daytona 500 on a mountain road with steep grades and no guardrails. The cars may not be the same…but autos have been…

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Posted in American Countryside New Hampshire Podcast

Driving the Mt. Washington Auto Road

It’s a mountain road with hairpin curves, no guardrails and an average grade of 12%. That makes it one of the most popular and perhaps…

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Posted in American Countryside New Hampshire Podcast

Building the Mt. Washington Auto Road

It was big news when this mountain road opened…not because it linked two cities, but rather because it linked tourists with one of the most…

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Posted in American Countryside Kansas Podcast

The Kansas Cosmosphere

Today we’re back in Hutchinson, KS and say hello to our listeners on KWBW. I can attest to what folks there already know…the space museum…

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Posted in American Countryside Kansas Podcast

A Space Museum in the Midwest

Where can you find the largest collection of Soviet space artifacts on public display in the world? The answer is in a most unexpected place,…

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Posted in American Countryside New Hampshire Podcast Presidents

New Hampshire Primaries at the Town and Country Motor Inn

Many hotels host important guests…but Scott Labnon’s family owned property is guaranteed to see plenty of secret service and presidential candidates occupy his location every…

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Posted in American Countryside New Hampshire Podcast

The Town and Country Motor Inn

The Northeastern United State is home to many long time, family owned resort motels. One of the most famous properties began with just a handful…

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Posted in American Countryside Ohio Podcast

Cleveland, Ohio

It was once a place that served as the punch line to jokes. Some of those jokes are still around, but the city they berated…

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Posted in American Countryside New Mexico Podcast

Hatch Chili

If you play with fire you’re liable to get burned. But on Jim Lidle’s farm, fire is what they grow. It’s fire in the form…

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Posted in American Countryside Podcast World War II

German Prisoners of War Going to Church

Sunday was a day of worship in Hampshire, Illinois…both for the American residents and their friends, the German POWs. The American Countryside is brought to…

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Posted in American Countryside Podcast World War II

Learning English from a German POW

When John Fenzell was struggling with English at his Illinois elementary school, he got a tutor…a tutor that just happened to be a German POW….

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Posted in American Countryside Podcast World War II

Delivering the Paper to a German POW Camp

John Fenzell, like many young boys, delivered papers growing up. However, some of his customers happened to be German POWs picking crops in Illinois. Today’s…

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Posted in American Countryside Podcast World War II

Midwestern POW Camps in World War II

During World War II, young working men left the Midwest to fight for their country. In some cases, it was the enemy soldiers that came…

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