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Bringing you the best from across the American Countryside.

Bringing you the best from across the American Countryside.

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Harlan, IA

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Bringing you the best from across the American Countryside.

Language:

English

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Episodes

The River Leaves Town

8/16/2022
The last steamboats docked here in 1868. In fact, some of theme didn’t make it out of town before the river suddenly changed course that...

Duration:00:02:59

Forrest City – The Steamboat Port

8/15/2022
If you drive into Forrest City, Missouri these days newcomers might be surprised to learn a couple of facts about this town of about 250...

Duration:00:02:59

Tracking Down a Stolen Masterpiece

8/12/2022
We appreciate the folks listening on KNAB in Burlington, Colorado who helped us with a story that’s nearly a century old in their community. It’s...

Duration:00:03:00

An Over The Top Purchase

8/11/2022
The general public usually wants its elected officials to be fiscally responsible. But the purchase the commissioners in Kit Carson County made was so over-the-top,...

Duration:00:03:00

The Yellowstone Trail

8/10/2022
Today we don’t think much of hoping on an interstate to zip from one location to the next. But a century ago, national highways were...

Duration:00:03:00

The Amazing Life of Michael Dowling

8/9/2022
You’ve probably never heard of a man named Michael Dowling who spent most of his life in southwester Minnesota in the late 1800s and early...

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The Minnesota Machinery Museum

8/8/2022
The school closed in the small town of Hanley Falls, Minnesota in the late 1970s. Many people wondered what to do with their old school...

Duration:00:03:00

The Small But Mighty Popcorn Stand

8/5/2022
1919 was an important year in Granite Falls, Minnesota. Amidst the hubbub of that year, people at the time wouldn’t have thought that a new...

Duration:00:02:59

A Unique Business Brining Big Dollars to Local Causes

8/4/2022
Many organizations work to raise money for local causes. That is the case for the Kiwanis Club in Granite Falls, Minnesota. However, you may be...

Duration:00:02:59

A Business Born in 1919

8/3/2022
The folks here can tell you the exact date two brothers started, what to them, must have seemed to simply be a side business to...

Duration:00:03:00

Escape from the Squirrel Cage Jail

8/2/2022
Prisoners have used many different methods to escape from their cells. A man in this jail crawled through pipes of raw sewage, not once but...

Duration:00:02:59

Hamsters in a Prison Wheel

8/1/2022
If you seem to be busy, but going nowhere in life, you might be said to be a “hamster in a wheel.” The prisoners of...

Duration:00:03:00

A Drink That Was Good for You

7/29/2022
There are a lot of studies that show high consumption of sugary drinks is bad for your waistline and your health. But one study actually...

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Shoot Me a Waco

7/28/2022
If someone walked into a restaurant and said, “Shoot me a Waco,” no one would probably know what they meant. They’d actually be asking for...

Duration:00:03:00

The McGloflin House

7/27/2022
Today it is just a historic site overlooking the Oregon’s Wilamette River…yet the man who lived here is regarded to have saved the lives of...

Duration:00:02:59

Turkey Red & the Liberty Bell

7/26/2022
Perhaps you’ve seen the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia. But have you see the Liberty Bell in Goessel, Kansas? The version that was crafted by 200...

Duration:00:03:00

The Mennonites Meet the Tsar

7/25/2022
This community in central Kansas traces their lineage to the Netherlands, Poland and the Ukraine. During their journey it was a chance meeting with one...

Duration:00:02:59

Liberation from a POW Camp

7/22/2022
Life inside a POW camp in Germany was a struggle for survival. Yet inside the barbed wire and the horrific experiences Sy Brenner encountered, there...

Duration:00:03:00

Strange Messages in the Night

7/21/2022
Sy Brenner was an American soldier captured by the Germans and held in a POW camp. He was fearful his captors would learn of his...

Duration:00:02:59

Becoming the POW Doctor

7/20/2022
Sy Brenner served as a medic during World War II. However, he was about to be asked to serve in the role of doctor. He...

Duration:00:03:00