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Posted in American Countryside Massachusetts

The Renter Who Became Famous

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/02/16Feb21-Longfellow-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)George Washington is the father of the nation, but it’s this man’s name that is on the national historic site…

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Posted in American Countryside Massachusetts

Raising An Army at Harvard

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/02/15Feb21-Longfellow-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Today Harvard is recognized as one of the top universities in the world.  In 1775, it became the home of…

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Posted in American Countryside Massachusetts

What Happened to the Loyalists?

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/02/12Feb21-Longfellow-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)When the American revolution began, there were many living in the colonies that remained loyal to the king.  In many…

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Posted in American Countryside Kansas

America’s Underground Attic

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/02/11Feb21-Kansas-Salt-Mine-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It could be a cellar, an attic or even a storage unit.  Many of us have a place to keep…

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Posted in American Countryside Kansas

Where the Real Movie Film is Found

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/02/10Feb21-Kansas-Salt-Mine-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Movie companies have been shooting film for over a century and most of them didn’t want to get rid of…

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Posted in American Countryside Kansas

Inspiration from the Monuments Men

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/02/09Feb21-Kansas-Salt-Mine-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)During World War II a group of soldiers and civilians worked to locate and rescue valuable items confiscated by Hitler’s…

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Posted in American Countryside Texas

Beef Capital of the World

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/01/08Feb21-Hereford-Texas-4.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Many of our towns and cities in the country were founded by a mixture of immigrants.  This town has seen…

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Posted in American Countryside Texas

POW Camp Hereford

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/01/05Feb21-Hereford-Texas-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)This town wanted to help with the war effort however it could.  It ended up that its isolation made it…

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Posted in American Countryside Texas

The Town Without a Toothache

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/01/04Feb21-Hereford-Texas-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It’s been dubbed the ‘’Town without a Toothache.”  However, you may know it by it’s other motto – a motto…

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Posted in American Countryside Texas

The Mystery of Deaf Smith

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/01/03Feb21-Hereford-Texas-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Was Mr. Smith really deaf?  That answer perhaps depends on who you ask.  And the reason we don’t know that…

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Posted in American Countryside Florida

The High Yielding Crop Grown in Urban Sprawl

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/01/02Feb21-Plant-City-Florida-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Imagine attempting to grow a high value crop in the middle of one of America’s largest cities.  That’s exactly what…

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Posted in American Countryside Florida

The Railroad that Grew Great Strawberries

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/01/01Feb21-Plant-City-Florida-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)What does it take to grow great strawberries?  A good railroad of course.  That’s one of the reasons many of…

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Posted in American Countryside Wisconsin

The Portage at Portage

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/01/29Jan21-Portage-at-Portage.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It is still revered as one of the most difficult canal building projects ever undertaken–a project to tame a rapidly…

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Posted in American Countryside Indiana

Building a Library You Can Fish From

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/01/28Jan21-Ben-Hur-4.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Some people fix up their office with pictures and knick-knacks that remind them of their favorite things in life.  This…

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Posted in American Countryside Indiana

Earning Royalties from Naming Pets

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/01/27Jan21-Ben-Hur-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Some people put a lot of thought into the names of their animals.  But would you be willing to pay…

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Posted in American Countryside Indiana

The Best Selling Book that Made Lew Famous

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/01/26Jan21-Ben-Hur-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)You may have never heard the name Lew Wallace, but I bet you’ve heard of one of the books he…

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Posted in American Countryside Indiana

Wild Child – Lew Wallace

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/01/25Jan21-Ben-Hur-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)He was a wild child.  The son of a governor he was also a military veteran, artist, writer, lawyer…the list…

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Posted in American Countryside Minnesota

Names Carved in Stone

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/01/22Jan21-Alexandria-MN-Veterans-Memorial.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)There is something about seeing someone’s name in stone.  That may be on a grave side marker, or in this…

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Posted in American Countryside Minnesota

Finding a Place on the Lake

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/01/21Jan21-Alexandria-MN-Legacy-of-Lakes-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)A lot of people enjoy heading to the lake.  In fact, some like it so much, they buy land or…

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Posted in American Countryside Minnesota

Home of the Lakes

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/01/20Jan21-Alexandria-MN-Legacy-of-Lakes-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Lots of people head to the lake for summer vacation.  That’s certainly the case in this county, but unlike a…

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