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Unearthing a Career

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/03/18Mar21-Osteology-Museum-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Jay’s father could have scolded him for what he’d unearthed.  Most parents would say, “Put down that filthy thing!”  His…

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Posted in American Countryside Arkansas

Where the Delta Meets the Ozarks

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/03/17Mar21-Powhatan-Arkansas-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Today we welcome our listeners in southern MO and northern AR on 92.3 KSAR.  Folks there may know of a…

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Posted in American Countryside Arkansas

Remembering Powhatan, Arkansas

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/03/16Mar21-Powhatan-Arkansas-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)There’s a good chance you’ve never heard of Powhatan, Arkansas.  However, this was once a thriving city with steamboat traffic…

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Posted in American Countryside Illinois

West of the Mississippi to Illinois

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/03/15Mar21-Kaskaskia-Illinois-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Today we head west of the Mississippi River to the state of Illinois.  Yes, that is correct…we’re heading west across…

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Posted in American Countryside Illinois

Liberty Bell of the West

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/03/12Mar21-Kaskaskia-Illinois-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)The Liberty Bell tolled for freedom in Philadelphia…or was it really in the state of Illinois.  The surprising answer to…

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Posted in American Countryside Illinois

The Mighty Kaskaskia, Illinois

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/03/11Mar21-Kaskaskia-Illinois-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Roll back the clock 250 years and this city’s population might rival some of the largest towns on the east…

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Posted in American Countryside Missouri

The Historic Trees of Hero’s Park

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/03/10Mar21-Carrollton-MO-Heros-Park.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Many towns have memorials to veterans.  So, at first glance, the memorial in Carrollton, Missouri, while nice, may seem like…

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Posted in American Countryside California

Surviving the Rescue Attempt

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/02/09Mar21-Tom-Crosby-POW-4.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)American troops had finally made it to Manilla and were attempting to free POWs like Tom Crosby.  Just when things…

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Posted in American Countryside California

December 7th in Manilla

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/02/04Mar21-Tom-Crosby-POW-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Life was good for eight year old Tom Crosby, an American living in Manilla in 1941.  Then December 7th came,…

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Posted in American Countryside Kansas

The Making of a Real-Life Superhero

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/02/03Mar21-Evel-Knievel-Museum-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)There was no stunt he wouldn’t consider.  And because of his daredevil nature, some have called him the first, real-life…

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Jumping the Grand Canyon?

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/02/02Mar21-Evel-Knievel-Museum-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)There was always something new he just had to try.  Something different that would excite and audience and bring out…

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Posted in American Countryside Kansas

Evel, Not Evil

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/02/01Mar21-Evel-Knievel-Museum-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It all began with a motorcycle jump in a local parade that went awry.  Soon snakes were slithering towards spectators…

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Posted in American Countryside Oklahoma

No Man’s Land

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/02/26Feb21-Boise-City-Oklahoma-Dust-Bowl-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It’s the only county in the nation that border’s five different states.  Some have called it “No Man’s Land” but…

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Black Sunday

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/02/25Feb21-Boise-City-Oklahoma-Dust-Bowl-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)The date was April 14th, 1935 in Boise City, Oklahoma.  What began as a beautiful Sunday morning turned into something…

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Dust Bowl Epicenter

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/02/24Feb21-Boise-City-Oklahoma-Dust-Bowl-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)You can’t pinpoint anyone place the Dust Bowl began.  However, one of the hardest hit locations was in the Oklahoma…

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The Worst Bombing Crew Becomes the Best

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/02/23Feb21-Boise-City-Oklahoma-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)They made a mistake worthy of a court martial.  A bombing crew made a wrong turn and bombed their own…

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The U.S. Town Bombed By Its Own Planes

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/02/22Feb21-Boise-City-Oklahoma-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)During World War II, many cities along the U.S. coastline prepared for an invasion from the enemy.  However, after the…

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Posted in American Countryside Oklahoma

Tracking a Giant in the Oklahoma Panhandle

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/02/19Feb21-Boise-City-Oklahoma-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)There were giants roaming the panhandle of Oklahoma.  That’s what we can decipher from the clues they left behind.  Journey…

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Posted in American Countryside Missouri

The Story of Basketball’s “Glory Road”

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/02/18Feb21-Jerry-Armstrong-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)The movie “Glory Road” shares the story of five black basketball players from Texas Western who beat an all-white Kentucky…

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Posted in American Countryside Missouri

Remembering Coach Jerry Armstrong

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/02/17Feb21-Jerry-Armstrong-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)S26 E34 Jerry Armstrong was a farm kid from Eagleville, Missouri.  He excelled at basketball and took a chance to…

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