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Posted in American Countryside Civil War Maryland

The Civil War Medicine Museum

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/08/04Sep20-Civil-War-Medicine-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)There are many museums dedicated to the Civil War, but this one covers a unique aspect that fascinates many visitors. …

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Posted in American Countryside Civil War Maryland

Biting a Bullet to East the Pain

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/08/03Sep20-Civil-War-Medicine-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Some people think Civil War medicine involved a saw and a patient biting a bullet to ease the pain.  The…

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Posted in American Countryside Pennsylvania

The Discovery With a Kite

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/08/31Aug20-Benjamin-Franklin-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)His first invention involved a kite, and perhaps his most famous discovery involved one too.  We look at the life…

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Posted in American Countryside Pennsylvania

A Founding Father in a Sports Hall of Fame

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/08/28Aug20-Benjamin-Franklin1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)He’s the only founding father in a sports hall of fame.  The amazing story of the eldest signer of the…

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Posted in American Countryside Nebraska

A Place Called Carhenge

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/08/27Aug20-Carhenge-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)In all of my travels I have found several themes that seem to hold true across many small towns.  One…

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Posted in American Countryside Nebraska

A Unique Site at Alliance, Nebraska

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/08/26Aug20-Carhenge-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Today we say hello to our listeners on KCOW in Alliance, Nebraska.  Look up that town in an atlas and…

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Posted in American Countryside Nebraska

A Favorite Attraction in Rural Nebraska

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/08/25Aug20-Carhenge-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)My son is in the 7th grade.  Ask him what one of his favorite attractions was on any family vacation…

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Posted in American Countryside California

A Special Place for Rock Climbers

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/08/24Aug20-Joshua-Tree-National-Park-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)To some people a rock is just a rock, but to those who climb them, this place is special.  It…

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Posted in American Countryside California

Joshua Tree National Park

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/08/21Aug20-Joshua-Tree-National-Park-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Summer heat and a lack of water have always made this a difficult place to make a living…yet evidence shows…

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Posted in American Countryside California

The Joshua Tree

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/08/20Aug20-Joshua-Tree-National-Park-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Although it is called a tree by name, it certainly doesn’t look anything like an oak, elm or maple.  In…

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Posted in American Countryside Iowa

Putting Hats on the Map

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/08/19Aug20-Iowa-Hat-Lady-2020-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)People always ask who is the most interesting person I’ve interviewed?  It’s a question with many answers, and most of…

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Posted in American Countryside Iowa

The Hat Lady, Alvina Sellers

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/08/18Aug20-Iowa-Hat-Lady-2020-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Dr. Suess wrote the cat in the hat, but he should have consulted an expert like Alvina Sellers for background…

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Posted in American Countryside New York

An Influential First Lady

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/08/17Aug20-Eleanor-Roosevelt.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)They were two of the most influential people to occupy the 20th century White House.  I’m not talking about two…

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Posted in American Countryside Pennsylvania

The Sound of Ringing Rocks

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/08/14Aug20-Ringing-Rocks.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)People have been coming to this park north of Philadelphia to play rock music for decades. They are unique sounds…

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Posted in American Countryside North Dakota Oregon

Fort Buford’s Importance

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/08/13Aug20-Yellowstone-Confluence-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Today little remains of Ft. Buford just inside North Dakota’s border with Montana. Yet it was one of the most…

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Posted in American Countryside Montana North Dakota

An Important Marker for Lewis & Clark

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/08/12Aug20-Yellowstone-Confluence-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Today it is a point just inside North Dakota’s border with Montana. Then it was an important marker on the…

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Posted in American Countryside Virginia

Getting an Opportunity for Education

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/08/11Aug20-Booker-T-Washington-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)When this man was born, he was barred from getting an education.  Remarkably, much of his life was spent making…

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Posted in American Countryside Virginia

One of the Great Leaders

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/08/10Aug20-Booker-T-Washington-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)He was one of the great leaders of the late 19th and early 20th centuries and when you consider he…

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Posted in American Countryside Missouri

More Than a Cottonwood Tree

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/07/07Aug20-Marceline-Walt-Disney-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It’s just a cottonwood tree.  Well, to this man it was THE tree.  It was the place where his dreams…

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Posted in American Countryside Missouri

A Regular Stop in Marceline, Missouri

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/07/06Aug20-Marceline-Walt-Disney-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)In the days when passenger trains crisscrossed the nation, the train depot in Marceline, Missouri saw plenty of traffic.  One…

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