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The American Countryside is truly a slice of Americana. It might be a well-known music or TV star or just someone with an interesting story that lives down the street. From Iditarod sled dog mushers, to NASA scientists... from the Rooster Crowing Championships to NFL greats...The American Countryside is sure to be of interest.

The American Countryside is truly a slice of Americana. It might be a well-known music or TV star or just someone with an interesting story that lives down the street. From Iditarod sled dog mushers, to NASA scientists... from the Rooster Crowing Championships to NFL greats...The American Countryside is sure to be of interest.
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Harlan, IA

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The American Countryside is truly a slice of Americana. It might be a well-known music or TV star or just someone with an interesting story that lives down the street. From Iditarod sled dog mushers, to NASA scientists... from the Rooster Crowing Championships to NFL greats...The American Countryside is sure to be of interest.

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English

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McCrea Communications; 5650 Berlin Rd.; Maysville, MO 64469-8255 1-888-622-7321


Episodes

Training Another Gender for Outer Space

1/22/2018
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The first man in space, the first man to orbit the earth, the first man to walk on the moon…you may know those pioneers and you may have never have given a second thought to the fact they are all men. This U.S. researcher thought it should perhaps be the other gender who made those […]

Duration: 00:02:58


The Worst Blizzard You Ever Experienced

1/19/2018
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If you are ever tempted to think the winter weather where you live is bad…just wait until you hear Brian Clark’s story. Chances are he’ll easily be able to top the worst blizzard tale you have ever experienced…

Duration: 00:02:58


Extreme Conditions At the Top of the Mountain

1/18/2018
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The warmest temperature ever recorded here was 72 degrees. It once got down to 47 below. Brian Clark’s job is to be stranded here a week at a time every winter…

Duration: 00:02:59


Clear For 130 Miles

1/17/2018
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This lookout sees an average of 237 days of fog each year…but on a clear day you can see up to 130 miles. It’s a place that draws huge crowds in the summer and a place that sets some chilly records in the winter…

Duration: 00:02:58


Recycling With Positive Change

1/16/2018
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We’ve all heard of recycling programs, but this one in a small town in southern Missouri has a bit of a twist. Sure it kept items from going in a landfill, but in inspired a lot of positive changes…

Duration: 00:02:58


A Different School Fundraiser

1/15/2018
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If you have kids or grandkids in school, you’ve probably been asked to buy something as part of a school fundraiser. Such was the case at this school, but a teacher and some students stepped forward with a unique way to raise money, and help the community without asking for donations…

Duration: 00:02:58


Pawnee Bill

1/12/2018
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It may have seemed this famous western showman had married the wrong woman. After all, his bride was a city girl who didn’t grow up around horses and cowboy life. It turned out that she might have been the better cowboy of the pair…

Duration: 00:02:57


The Cowboy Named Gordon Lillie

1/11/2018
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Many of us had childhood heroes, and for Gordon it was the famous showman Buffalo Bill. What he might never have imagined was how he would eclipse the fame of the legend…

Duration: 00:02:57


Claiming a Body in Two Different States

1/10/2018
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When two different cities, in two different states claim to have the body of the same man, well, you know there’s going to be a tale to tell. We won’t tell you which place has the story right, but we will share the story nonetheless…

Duration: 00:02:57


William Henry Roberts Junior

1/9/2018
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His name was William Henry Roberts Jr. Or was it? In fact, could you really believe any name this man said was his own? He had a string of names that followed him and a long line of folks looking to apprehend him as well…

Duration: 00:02:57


The Indirect Transformation of a Florida Neighborhood

1/8/2018
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When U.S. soldiers crossed the Atlantic to fight in World War I, they not only preserved freedom, they also discovered something that transformed a working class neighborhood in Tampa…

Duration: 00:02:57


The History of Ybor City

1/5/2018
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Mention Ybor City to someone in Tampa, FL and they will probably tell you about all the great restaurants and clubs. However this neighborhood began over a century ago thanks to a man avoiding a death sentence…

Duration: 00:03:00


Big Snows In Michigan

1/4/2018
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Some people measure snow in inches. Here it is measured in feet. Many years it’s measured in many dozens of feet that does not go away for a very long time…

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Restoring An Abandoned Property

1/3/2018
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There is a lot of work that goes into restoring a home. Now imagine you have an abandoned 13,000 square foot property that needs to be ready for visitors in one month

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Building An Enormous Home

1/2/2018
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Some people need large homes to accommodate growing families. For this builder, part of the motivation may have been to say, “I told you so” to his neighbors…

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Best of 2017: A Store Named Pops

1/1/2018
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Most people travel Old Route 66 for the nostalgia. So on the surface, this convenience store might not seem to fit in, because it was built well after the heyday of the Mother Road. However, it’s a place that draws many locals and tourists alike…

Duration: 00:02:58


Best of 2017: A Tribute to the Boll Weevil

12/29/2017
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Cotton was king in the southern U.S. in the early 20th century. However it was one of the tiniest of creatures that dethroned the crop as supreme in the south…

Duration: 00:02:58


Best of 2017: The Coon Dog Cemetery

12/28/2017
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It looks like many cemeteries in the U.S. There are grave markers and flowers surrounding by many trees. But this is not like any other cemetery in the U.S. And that’s because of who is buried here…

Duration: 00:02:54


Best of 2017: Ishmpeming Skiing

12/27/2017
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Depending on where you live in the nation, certain sports may be more popular than others. When you live in the upper peninsula of Michigan, there’s a good chance the sports you love have much to do with snow…

Duration: 00:02:58


Best of 2017: A Place Called Iran

12/26/2017
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This land in southwest Texas appeared to be barren ranch country. You could buy it for a relatively cheap price and the stock could roam for miles to graze on a little grass and water. But Ira Yates noticed something that changed the area…

Duration: 00:02:59

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