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Posted in American Countryside Best of Missouri

One of the Oldest Cities on the Mississippi

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/01/31Jan19-St-Louis-History-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.1MB)It’s one of the oldest and largest cities on the Mississippi River…and although some may have heard of names like…

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Posted in American Countryside Indiana

A World Food Prize Winner

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/01/30Jan19-Rob-Fraley-CTO-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)What the Oscars and Emmys are to movie and TV, the World Food Prize is to the world of agriculture. …

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Posted in American Countryside Indiana

A Visit with the CTO

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/01/29Jan19-Rob-Fraley-CTO-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)You’ve heard of a CEO or a COO, but what’s a CTO?  It’s a very big and important title to…

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Posted in American Countryside South Dakota

A Community Valuing Those Who Passed Through

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/01/28Jan19-Aberdeen-Pheasant-Canteen-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It was a tremendous meal that had to be prepared, every day, for about three years.  And it was all…

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Posted in American Countryside South Dakota

A Stop in Aberdeen, South Dakota

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/01/25Jan19-Aberdeen-Pheasant-Canteen-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)When the Unites States when to war in the 1940, thousands of troops began to criss-cross the country headed to…

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Posted in American Countryside New York

The Home of a Founding Father

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/01/24Jan19-John-Jay-4.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Perhaps you’ve visited places like Mt. Vernon and Monticello, homes of founding fathers Washington and Jefferson.  If you travel to…

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Posted in American Countryside New York

A Witness to History

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/01/23Jan19-John-Jay-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Imagine being pregnant, enduring a shipwreck, being away from your home for several years, and then, being present to see…

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Posted in American Countryside New York

The First Supreme Court Chief Justice

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/01/22Jan19-John-Jay-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Who was the first Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court?  It was a position this man coveted, until he…

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Posted in American Countryside New York

The Forgotten Founding Father

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/01/21Jan19-John-Jay-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Some have called him the forgotten founding father.  Have you too forgotten about the man who was president before George…

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Posted in American Countryside Arizona

The University of Arizona’s Old Main

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/01/18Jan19-University-of-Arizona-Old-Main.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)When you walk across the center of this large university campus as I did, you’ll find a wide, permanent line…

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Posted in American Countryside Arizona

When Pigs and Cows are ‘New’

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/01/17Jan19-Goodyear-Arizona-FFA.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Imagine a school teaching agriculture in a place where few students have seen a farm animal.  It’s a unique setting…

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Posted in American Countryside Arizona

KINEKS

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/01/16Jan19-Jeffrey-Thimgan-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It’s called “KINEKS.”  It’s an acronym for positive personal characteristics each of us should possess and it’s the name of…

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Posted in American Countryside Arizona

A Young Man of Influence

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/01/15Jan19-Jeffrey-Thimgan-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)There is probably someone in each of our lives that truly inspires us.  Jeffrey Thimgan was one such young man. …

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Kansas

A Battle in Kansas

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/01/14Jan19-John-Brown-Osawatamie-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.1MB)The shots at Ft. Sumter in April of 1861 are often considered the first military action of the Civil War. …

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Kansas

John Brown: The Early Years

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/01/11Jan19-John-Brown-Osawatamie-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)In the years just ahead of the Civil War, thousands of people came to Kansas ahead of a critical vote…

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Posted in American Countryside New York

The Elephant Hotel

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/01/10Jan19-Elephant-Hotel-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)When you run across a building named the “Elephant Hotel,” well, there’s probably going to be an interesting story behind…

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Posted in American Countryside New York

A Time Before Zoos and Circuses

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/01/09Jan19-Elephant-Hotel-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Just about everyone one of us has visited a zoo and seen a circus.  Now let me take you to…

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Posted in American Countryside New York

The Elephant That Changed the Course of American History

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/01/08Jan19-Elephant-Hotel-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)  It all began with a man who wanted to farm, not with a team of horses or mules, but…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Wyoming

Fort Bridger

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/01/07Jan19-Fort-Bridger-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)This fort serviced the Pony Express, the Oregon Trail, and was around so long it even slept travelers by car. …

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Wyoming

New Ownership of a Fort

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/12/04Jan19-Fort-Bridger-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)You usually don’t think of a fort coming under new ownership.  But that’s what happened to this site that bears…

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