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Posted in American Countryside Best of Florida

The Oldest Fort in the Nation’s Oldest City

It’s the oldest fort in the nation’s oldest city…and that means it can tell plenty of stories about many different nations.  We recapture some of…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Florida

A Fort with a Storied History

It’s a place that has been attacked by the British, the army of the confederacy and even bands of Pirates. That’s quite a story for…

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Posted in American Countryside Kansas

The Foundation for Settling an Area

You can find a rock just about anyplace on earth, but if you want to see this particular type of rock, you’ll probably find yourself…

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Posted in American Countryside Kansas

Involved with a Favorite Pastime

Many people take up or expand a hobby once they retired.  Many of the people living in and around this small Kansas town seemed to…

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Posted in American Countryside Kansas

A Beautiful Public Restroom

A public restroom is usually not a thing of beauty.  It’s just designed to take care of the need at hand.  Not so in Lucas,…

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Posted in American Countryside Kansas

Driving Long Distances for a Favorite Recipe

Maybe some of your favorite food involves a recipe that was handed down from your grandma, or even generations before that.  Here it was great…

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Posted in American Countryside Kansas

No Flashy Signs or the Latest Technology

Some stores lure customers with the flashy signs and the latest technology.  That’s not the case here, and that’s what has people stopping by this…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Illinois

Civil War History in Sycamore, Illinois

In the days after the Civil War, some African American families moved north with the Union troops with which they fought.  But the story of…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Washington

A Family Owned Lake Resort

There are lake resorts all across this nation…but it’s not everyday that you encounter a family owned operation that has been in business for over…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Washington

Campbell’s Resort

Today we have another installment of our American Countryside Café feature.  Although today’s feature is as much about a hotel as it is the restaurant…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Washington

The Largest Hydroelectric Dam in the Nation

It is the largest hydroelectric dam in the nation…spanning just a few feet shy of one mile across and over five hundred feet high…yet this…

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Posted in American Countryside Kansas

The Downs, Kansas Train Depot

Maybe you live in a town that still has a train depot – or one that preserved the one they had when passenger trains discontinued…

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Posted in American Countryside Kansas

Rails in the Blood

Today we say hello to our listeners in Beloit, KS on KVSV.  One loyal listener there knows much about the rails that still pass through…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Nebraska

Time in a POW Camp

By the end of WW II, Bill Shuck was in  POW camp with 9000 other English and American airman.  This is his story of time…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Nebraska

Bailing Out of a Burning Plane

Bill Shuck’s B17 bomber had been struck by flack…and now he and the crew had to bail out of the burning plane to save their…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Nebraska

The First Taste of War in a B-17

Today we say hello to listeners on two new affiliates, KBRF in Fergus Falls, MN and KIMn Gilette, WY.  Today’s features takes a look back…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Vermont

A Country Becomes a State

When this state joined the union, it was already operating as its own country – and no, I’m not talking about Texas.  It’s a fascinating…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Missouri

A Slice of the South in the North

It was a slice of the south embedded in the north.  A place where one notorious bank robber even returned some of his loot a…

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Posted in American Countryside Arizona Best of

A Masterpiece in the Desert

When every U.S. president since Herbert Hoover has stayed at your hotel…you know you’ve got a masterpiece.  We’ll head to the desert… SharePrintEmail

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Posted in American Countryside Indiana

The Hoosier Gymnasium

They stopped playing high school games in the gym in 1966 and for well over two decades it never hosted a meaningful game.  Today that…

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