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The 1893 World's Fair that took place in Chicago was a glorious spectacle that showcased many brand new inventions and innovations. The event drew millions to Chicago including many county residents. But Muskegon was also well represented in the fairs various displays and creations. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/…
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On part three of the Name Game: Streets of Muskegon County we are looking at a family history to find the origin of four Dalton Township roads, Ora, Nielwood, Eklund, and Nielsen. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/patrick-horn/support
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On the very edge of Muskegon County lies an interesting community know as Casnovia. This village is split right down main street between Muskegon and Kent Counties. Join us today us we discuss its history and the challenges and benefits of being divided in half. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/patrick-horn/support…
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The Red Cross has a long history serving Michigan and also Muskegon. Today we examine that history, and look at some of the work the Red Cross has done and continues to do today. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/patrick-horn/support
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Every year on May 25 the Muskegon Community celebrates a local holiday, Hackley Day. This holiday has it roots with Hackley Public Library and Charles Hackley's philanthropy. It was created to remember and honor Charles Hackley for all he did and has done for Muskegon. Listen in to hear its story and how it is celebrated today. --- Support this pod…
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Before the invention of the Big Wheel, lumbering was primarily carried out in winter. With the introduction of Big Wheels though, lumbering could flourish year round. Listen in to learn about the history, construction, and use of these oversized wheels and how they transformed our state. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/…
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Before Muskegon was unified into a larger city, many smaller communities existed. Port Sherman was one such area. Located on the Muskegon Channel, Port Sherman served as the first point of contact for boats coming into harbor and was home of many sailors, fishermen, and tugboat operators. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod…
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In the 1800s many small communities came together in Muskegon County, with places such as Muskegon, Whitehall, and Ravenna. While these communities grew and remain today, not all did. Located on Crockery Creek a small village named Trent would flourish in the 1800s, but would eventually disappear off the map entirely by the 1970s. What happened to …
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The Great Depression caused upheaval throughout the United States, Muskegon being no exception. Today we look at the impact of the depression in Muskegon and how resident coped with the tough times. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/patrick-horn/support
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Did you know that Muskegon County was home to several muskrat farms in the 1920s and 30s? Listen in to learn about the muskrat and why farming them became the newest fad in the early 20th century. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/patrick-horn/support
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Lumbering was the cornerstone for many cities big and small in Michigan. Today's episode will cover how one of these cities was formed and how it adapted after lumbering ended. Join us as we examine the history of North Muskegon. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/patrick-horn/support…
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L.C. Walker alongside business partner Arch Wilkinson Shaw founded Shaw-Walker a furniture company which would become a nation leading brand. Walker and his family would also become great philanthropists in the area, a legacy which still helps provide for much in the area. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/patrick-ho…
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By the early 1900s most sawmills on Muskegon Lake had closed down, however the sound of wood being cut could still be heard as a few sawmills remained in business. One of the last to operate was that run by James Gow. Today we look at his life and how he managed to become the last operating lumber baron in Muskegon. --- Support this podcast: https:…
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As part of the Great Michigan Read, we have a spoiler free discussion of the book Firekeeper's Daughter by Angeline Boulley, and many of the topics it brings up about Native Americans. Whether you have read the book or not this episode is still for you! Links for things mentioned in the episode: Great Michigan Read Page https://www.michiganhumaniti…
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Listen in as we cover the early years of the village of Ravenna. Learn about its strategic location and growth, and how several disasters nearly derailed the settlement. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/patrick-horn/support
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In the 1970's, Muskegon like many cities went through the process of urban renewal. In this process local and federal fund were used to redevelop downtown Muskegon, tear down older building and creating a downtown mall. In this episode we look into the urban renewal process and see where Muskegon ended up at the end of it. --- Support this podcast:…
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Pascoe's Place long held the title of the best fried fish in the area, and attracted visitors from all over to this unassuming little bar in Bluffton. It also though served as the unofficial club for the Actor's Colony and served many famous patrons including Buster Keaton who was a frequent visitor. Listen in to learn about the history of this pla…
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Robert Bunker was a long time Muskegon school board member, lawyer and law professor, and was close to Charles Hackley. He would eventually have a school named after him for his dedication and work in seeing Charles Hackley's gifts to the city be completed. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/patrick-horn/support…
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2023 marks the 125th anniversary of the Spanish-American War, a brief conflict that would put the United States of America on the path to a global power. Many Muskegon County residents would be a part of this war. Today we examine the history of this conflict and the role these residents played. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.…
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Today's episode takes newspaper stories from the 1880s , eye witness accounts, and testimony to piece together what happened to John Guild and how he ended up dead. This episode will put you in the role of detective to see what you think happened to Guild and who if anyone was responsible for his passing, in a story that made national headlines and…
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In the early 1900s Bluffton started to attract performers from all around the United States. These performers eventually formed an actors colony as a summer retreat along the shoreline. Two of those who made Muskegon their home were acrobatics/dancers/animal trainers Samaroff and Sonia who brought their 4 legged friends. Listen in the learn about t…
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Our episode today takes us back to our very first episode on the Amazon building in downtown Muskegon, by examining a different aspect of that company. Listen in to learn how the building was constructed and what from, and learn about what they produced, how they made it, and just how much was created. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.s…
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Early in the morning on March 17, 1930 an explosion rocks downtown Muskegon. It is discovered that a bomb has gone off at the Regent Theater, but why was the theater targeted, by whom, and did it have any connection to other bombings in the state. Join us today to learn the answers to these questions and uncover a tumultuous time in our past. --- S…
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Today learn about the history of Kaydon. A specialty ball bearing production company that has its origins in war, but whose products today go far beyond Muskegon Counties borders. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/patrick-horn/support
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The Muskegon Motorcycle Club has been around for over 100 years. On our episode today learn about the history of the motorcycle, the clubs founders and members, and various activities of the club including the Mt. Garfield Hill Climb. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/patrick-horn/support…
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The Maring Wire Company, later known as Anaconda Wire was formed by Albert Maring. Maring began the company after he designed a new enameling machine to cover wires with insulation. This company would continue to produce insulated wires to be used in electronics and motors until the 1980s. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/po…
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James Balbirnie long served as an undertaker in Muskegon, before turning his gaze to politics becoming Mayor of Muskegon. While in office Balbirnie would meet his end in a harrowing assassination right outside his home in broad daylight. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/patrick-horn/support…
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Pinchtown received its name from being pinched between two towns, Muskegon and Lakeside. This small community long shared the border of Ruddiman Creek with Lakeside, but as the City of Muskegon expanded it was squeezed on the other side as well. It maintained its streak of independence though even when the City of Muskegon annex Lakeside in 1889, e…
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2023 marks the 150th anniversary of the Muskegon Fire Department. In honor of that we are looking back into some of the history of the department and talking about our Fire Barn Museum which opens this year on May 1. To learn more about this topic visit the Fire Barn Museum and keep your eye out for some events this year celebrating this anniversar…
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They swim, they crawl, they want your blood. Leeches may be one of the larger fears for all of us swimmers, but at many points in time a leech bite is just what the doctor ordered. On our episode today we trace the long, strange, and fascinating history of leeches and their connection with humans. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotif…
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With a quick look around Muskegon you will come across the name Charles Hackley several times, and for good reason. The lumberbaron donated much of his wealth to Muskegon and he was a popular figure. However what you will not come across anymore is the steamer that bore the name Hackley. On our episode today we look back at history of the ship that…
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Nellie B. Chisholm holds the unique position as being the first female elected to any position in Muskegon County. She was elected as County School Board Superintendent in 1907 and stayed in this position for the next 28 years. She also in her life served as a teacher and principle and was involved in many organizations. She dedicated her life to e…
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While the sawmills get all the industrial glory for early Muskegon, none of these mills would have been able to operate long without support business such as The Muskegon Boiler Works. The boiler works provided crucial repair service to keep these sawmills running and built new equipment for many of the businesses and homes that would come afterwar…
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Hockey has a long history in Muskegon County, from backyard pond games to championship professional teams. On our episode today we look at the introduction of hockey to the area and follow its story up to Muskegon's present hockey teams. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/patrick-horn/support…
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Brunswick has long been synonymous with bowling and setting the standard in that sport, but over the companies history they have produced a variety of products. Many of these products were designed and created right here in Muskegon, which for a long time was its production hub. Today we get a strike looking into the history of this long lived comp…
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The West Michigan Dock and Market Corporation, known commonly as the Mart Dock had its start in the Great Depression. This project helped bring jobs to the area and would become a trading hub and entertainment center for Muskegon. Today the dock still functions in downtown Muskegon for shipping and trade but also hosts the LST 393 and Port City Pri…
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Our episode today takes a look at the two Shaw named companies located in Muskegon, Shaw-Walker and Shaw Electric Crane Company. We will also look into the backstory of their unrelated founders Arch Wilkinson Shaw and Alton Shaw. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/patrick-horn/support…
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Join us as we welcome Mallory Metzger and Joe Zappacosta from Hackley Public Library as we talk about the history of the Torrent House in Muskegon. Beginning with its construction by the local wealthy lumberbaron John Torrent, to its use a mortuary, hospital, and as part of the Red Cross, until its present ownership under the library. We will also …
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On our podcast today we tell the story of the man who created the Strand, Reagent, and Michigan (now Frauenthal) theaters. His love of the theater lead to a local theater empire in Muskegon County and brought him much success. Today we tell the story of the man commonly called P.J. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/p…
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Located on the channel from Mona Lake to Lake Michigan, the Lake Harbor Hotel was in a perfect spot to enjoy the cool summer breezes and a dip in the water. This large hotel would become the premier resort of West Michigan and would offer all the amenities of a top resort today. The hotel would be a beacon of tourism for Muskegon until it burned do…
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Today we are joined by Dr. Janet Brashler former anthropology professor at GVSU, as she discusses the history and importance of the Spring Creek Site located in Muskegon County. This archaeological site is on the national register of historic places and dates to around 100 B.C. to 1100 AD. To see some of the sites collection at the University of Mi…
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On our episode today we look at the interesting history of the United States involvement in Russia during World War I, and see what life was like for those Muskegon residents who found themselves in a strange new place. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/patrick-horn/support…
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Margaret Drake Elliot was a noted author, naturalist, and librarian among many other roles. Her deep knowledge of the natural world led her to become the leading expert in the field and earned her the nickname "bird lady" due to her particular knowledge of birds. Join us as we discuss the many contributions of Margaret Drake Elliot during her incre…
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Major General Philip Kearny most likely never visited Muskegon and probably had never even heard of it; however, his fame as a military leader would inspire those of Muskegon to honor him in several ways including creating a memorial park in his honor. On our episode today we go into the life of Philip Kearny and the how and why a statue and a park…
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On our podcast today we examine the history of the Arctic Grayling in Michigan. Once an important food source for Native American's and settlers alike, grayling were eliminated in Michigan due to over fishing and habitat destruction through practices such as lumbering. In recent years, huge efforts have been made to try and reintroduce these rainbo…
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The Beyond the Swinging Door: Servant's Podcast takes a deep dive into the personal lives of some of the servants that were responsible for running the Hackely and Hume houses day to day operations. This episode is in conjunction with the Dressing the Abbey exhibit at the Museum Museum of Art which looks at the outfits of the resident of the fictio…
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