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A Childhood Hero

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/01/16Jan20-Pawnee-Bill-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Many of us had childhood heroes, and for Gordon it was the famous showman Buffalo Bill.  What he might never…

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Posted in American Countryside Missouri

A Unique Museum Collection

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/01/15Jan20-Duncan-Doll-Museum.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)You could say this museum began because a man did not want to inherit what his sister was wanting to…

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Posted in American Countryside Idaho

Going to Sun Valley

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/01/14Jan20-Sun-Valley-Ski-Resort-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)The Union Pacific Railroad had the perfect new resort to sell to its passengers.  The only problem was convincing them…

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Posted in American Countryside Idaho

Going To An Unlikely Source for New Technology

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/01/13Jan20-Sun-Valley-Ski-Resort-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)When you need new technology at a ski resort you of course look to someone in the railroad industry to…

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Posted in American Countryside Idaho

A Resort Built By the Railroad

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/01/10Jan20-Sun-Valley-Ski-Resort-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)This town got it’s start because a railroad was looking for a new destination to transport passengers.  What resulted is…

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Posted in American Countryside Illinois

John Deere Before the Tractor

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/01/09Jan20-John-Deere-Plow-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)When you hear the name John Deere you might think of tractors.  However, that is to think in modern terms. …

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Posted in American Countryside Illinois

The Relocation of John Deere

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/01/08Jan20-John-Deere-Plow-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)We’ve all heard of John Deere equipment and you may know the company is headquartered in Moline, Illinois.  But that’s…

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Posted in American Countryside Illinois

The Man Who Was Just Another Blacksmith

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/01/07Jan20-John-Deere-Plow-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)He was just another blacksmith until some of his old friends convinced him to move from the northeastern U.S. to…

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Posted in American Countryside Missouri

PHARM Dog USA

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/01/06Jan20-Pharm-Dog-USA-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Many us have a “cause” that is close to our heart.  It could be an organization for which we volunteer,…

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Posted in American Countryside Missouri

Not An Ordinary Dog

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/12/03Jan20-Pharm-Dog-USA-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)A neighbor of mine has been using a dog to help her on the farm.  Perhaps that doesn’t sound like…

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Posted in American Countryside Missouri

The Critical Component of the Farm

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/12/02Jan20-Pharm-Dog-USA-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Many farms have a farm dog.  Usually the dog is a well loved pet, but occasionally the dog is trained…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of

Best of 2019: The Deluxe Truck Stop

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/12/01Jan20-Best-of-2019-Deluxe-Truck-Stop.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)There are plenty of odors that will drive you away–after all that’s how a skunk protects itself. But today I’ll…

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Best of 2019: Wayne Cryts

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/12/31Dec19-Best-of-2019-Wayne-Cryts.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Was it stealing grain, or just taking what was rightfully yours? The answer to that question depended on whether you…

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Best of 2019: Survival Cars

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/12/30Dec19-Best-of-2019-Survival-Cars.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Have you ever watched one of those action movies with car chase scenes and wondered how many cars they destroyed…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Kansas

Best of 2019: Lucas, Kansas’ Public Restroom

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/12/27Dec19-Best-of-2019-Lucas-Kansas-Restroom.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)A public restroom is usually not a thing of beauty.  It’s just designed to take care of the need at…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of New York

Best of 2019: The Elephant Hotel

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/12/26Dec19-Best-of-2019-Elephant-Hotel.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:57 — 2.0MB)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 Texas

A Nativity for a Community

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/12/25Dec19-Del-Rio-Nativity.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Many people display a nativity scene at Christmas, but this one is truly amazing.  Certainly it’s size is something to…

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Posted in American Countryside New York

Twas the Night Before Christmas

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/12/24Dec19-Twas-the-Night-Before-Christmas.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)We know the words of “’twas the night before Christmas;” words that helped solidify the image of Santa over 200…

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Posted in American Countryside Missouri Saint Joseph

Christmas at the Chateau

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/12/23Dec19-Shakespeare-Chateau-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Some homeowners may decide to open their doors to guests and create a bed and breakfast.  This owner did so. …

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Expensive Wallpaper

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/12/20Dec19-Shakespeare-Chateau-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)I recently had a lady suggest that I should wallpaper one of the rooms in my home.  In fact, she…

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