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Posted in American Countryside Louisiana World War II

A Ride on a Higgins Boat

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/06/13Jun19-D-Day-Higgins-Boat-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Marvin Perrett can still take you on a ride on a Higgins boat today.  If you don’t know what that…

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Posted in American Countryside National Park Service

America’s Most Visited National Park

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/05/12Jun19-Smokey-Mountain-National-Park.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)It’s America’s most visited National Park and although masses to come to enjoy its wooded mountains, you can still find…

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Posted in American Countryside Tennessee

Preserving History and Bringing It Back to Life

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/05/11Jun19-Jackson-Old-Country-Store-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Some folks may just stop by for the well-known buffet.  But take a stroll around this place and you’ll be…

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Posted in American Countryside Tennessee

A Very Old Store

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/05/10Jun19-Jackson-Old-Country-Store-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:02 — 2.1MB)Clark Shaw oversees a very old store.  In fact, it’s so old, some people probably thought he was a little…

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Posted in American Countryside Tennessee

The Story of the Famous Engineer

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/05/07Jun19-Casey-Jones-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)If you know his name, it is perhaps from a ballad sung by Johnny Cash.  This is the story of…

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Posted in American Countryside Tennessee

A Late Train and a Determined Crew

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/05/06Jun19-Casey-Jones-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)The train was late – very late.  But the crew was determined to make up time.  Conditions were perfect to…

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Posted in American Countryside Tennessee

Casey Jones

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/05/05Jun19-Casey-Jones-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Perhaps you know his name – Casey Jones.  Whether you do or you don’t, his story of a making up…

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Posted in American Countryside Missouri

A Trip to Jefferson City, Missouri

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/05/04Jun19-Missouri-Capitol.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)As a senior in college, I used to give tours of this building.  It’s still one of my favorite places…

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Posted in American Countryside Kansas

The Cathedral of the Plains

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/05/03Jun19-Cathedral-of-the-Plains-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)When this presidential candidate saw the building, he dubbed it the cathedral of the plains.  That’s the name that still…

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Posted in American Countryside Kansas

Noteworthy for Cattle and a Cathedral

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/05/31May19-Cathedral-of-the-Plains-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Victoria, Kansas has just over one thousand residents, but it’s always been noteworthy for the cattle that were raised here…

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Posted in American Countryside Mississippi

A Rural Town Making a Name for Itself

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/05/30May19-Water-Valley-North-Mississippi-Herald.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)The North Mississippi Herald is like many other small town newspapers.  However, the story it’s been reporting lately is one…

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Posted in American Countryside Mississippi

A Milkshake and a Conversation

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/05/28May19-Water-Valley-Base-Camp-Coding-Academy-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)A milkshake and a 30-minute conversation.  That was the recipe that brought one young couple to a small town in…

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Posted in American Countryside Vietnam War Washington, DC

Honoring the Veterans of Vietnam

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/05/27May19-Vietnam-War-Memorial-2019.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Every Memorial Day we pay tribute to our family members and servicemen and women who have passed.  We honor their…

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Posted in American Countryside Indiana

They Called It Grouseland

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/05/24May19-Grouseland.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Imagine building a structure that needed to serve as the seat of government, a family home and a fort all…

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Posted in American Countryside Mississippi

A Community That Figured Out a Way

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/05/29May19-Water-Valley-Base-Camp-Coding-Academy-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Imagine being nineteen years old, with no school debt and stepping into a career in a rural area that pays…

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Posted in American Countryside Ohio

The American Whistle Company

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/05/23May19-American-Whistle-Company.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)You might hear it because someone is in danger, or you could hear it when you’ve done something wrong. Whatever…

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Posted in American Countryside Kansas

Modern Day Free Land

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/05/22May19-Ellsworth-Kansas-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)When settlers moved west some towns hailed prospective residents with the lure of free land.  That’s still the case in…

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Posted in American Countryside Kansas

Magic Words to Attract People

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/05/21May19-Ellsworth-Kansas-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)The word “Free” can be a very powerful word.  In the early 2000s, that word, “free” brought plenty of attention…

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Posted in American Countryside New York

Atop the Empire State Building

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/05/20May19-Empire-State-Building-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)On many evenings, high above the lights of America’s largest city, couple have long come here to enjoy the view…

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Posted in American Countryside New York

A New York City Landmark

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/05/17May19-Empire-State-Building-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)When people visit New York City there are often two landmarks at the top of their tour list.  The Statue…

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