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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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Location:

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.

Language:

English

Contact:

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


Episodes

A Place To See at Christmastime

12/18/2017
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It’s one of those places you love to see at Christmas. The century old building with its magnificent architecture plays host to many holiday events and serve as the background of many a photo

Duration: 00:02:59


Raising Corn In A Swamp

12/15/2017
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You might not think of a swamp as the best place to grow a corn crop. But here is was the perfect place for a peculiar operation…

Duration: 00:03:01


The World Series That Wasn’t the World Series

12/14/2017
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It was a world series, that wasn’t the real world series. Then again, maybe it was, for the biggest names in baseball were a part of a contest that drew a lot of attention…

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A Well-Known Craft in the US Navy

12/13/2017
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It was one American president and his connection to one particular ship that made this a well known craft in the U.S. navy. It’s still and important boat built here

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Living In a Chicken Coop

12/12/2017
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Sometimes cities grow so quickly, it’s hard for people to find a place to live. Here the rush was so great, some began living in chicken coops just to have a roof over their head…

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A Tour of Naval Vessels New and Old

12/11/2017
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If you drive to this town, you’re likely to see many vessels, both new and old, from the U.S. Navy. The reason for that goes back over a century…

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The Denver Sleigh Works

12/8/2017
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Santa needs a sleigh to make deliveries around the world. This man makes sure he will never run out of transportation…

Duration: 00:02:59


The Edmund Fitzgerald

12/7/2017
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If not for a song, this tragedy could have been forgotten by many. However, when you hear the lyrics you’ll immediately know the tale of a ship and her crew…

Duration: 00:03:00


Shelter In A Storm

12/6/2017
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A harbor is not only a place to load and unload cargo, but it can provide shelter in the face of a storm. But that’s the problem, there just aren’t any safe harbors here and that makes this a particularly treacherous place to sail…

Duration: 00:02:59


A Museum Devoted to Wrecks

12/5/2017
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If you don’t slow down, you might have a wreck. Here, if you don’t slow down, heed the weather, the fog, the gale force winds and much more…well, you’ll be lucky if you don’t eventually have a wreck. Many have and that’s why there’s a museum devoted to the subject…

Duration: 00:02:59


Exploring the Ships Around the Soo Locks

12/4/2017
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If you venture to Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, you may go to see the Soo Locks. Some folks also want the experience of climbing on board one of the big ships that pass thru that waterway and for that, they may come here…

Duration: 00:02:59


Valley Camp

12/1/2017
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It’s called the Valley Camp, and no it’s not a campground and no it’s not in a valley. But that’s the name and it’s one of the biggest draws here…

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The Oldest City in Michigan

11/30/2017
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What is the oldest city in Michigan? We’ll give you a moment to ponder the answer and the founder and then return…

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Don’t Break My Heart

11/29/2017
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You probably either loved it or hated it – the song Achy, Breaky Heart. It was a song that Don Von Tress thought was pretty good, but he could have never imagined how far it would go…

Duration: 00:03:00


The Song With Roots in the Drive Thru

11/28/2017
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It all began in the drive thru line at Hardee’s. That was the place that inspired one of the most well-known songs in country music…

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A Skilled Songwriter

11/27/2017
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We often know songs by who sings them instead of who writes them. Today we visit with one very skilled writer…

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Thanksgiving at Berkley Plantation

11/24/2017
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You may have thought Thanksgiving dates back to the Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony in today’s state of Massaschusettes. But, in a moment we’ll travel to the farm that claims to have held that first feast many years prior…

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Thanksgiving at Plymouth Rock

11/23/2017
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Each Thanksgiving we are likely to remember the Pilgrims who landed at Plymouth Rock. But is that rock really the spot they disembarked?

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Mummy Bundles

11/22/2017
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Today’s show is about something called mummy bundles. That term may give you scary visions of Halloween goblins, but it may be quite the opposite…

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Mummies

11/21/2017
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When you think of mummies, you perhaps have pictures of Eqyptian mummies and the pyramids. But today’s program will take you far beyond what you probably know…

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