12 episodes

Hometown History shares little known history from America's hometowns.

Hometown History Shane L. Waters, Nicholas De Neff

    • History
    • 4.9 • 14 Ratings

Hometown History shares little known history from America's hometowns.

    Misfits, Part 1: Emperor Norton

    Misfits, Part 1: Emperor Norton

    Introducing Part 1 of our Misfits mini-series.  Joshua Norton proclaimed himself "Norton I, Emperor of the United States" in 1859 from his home in San Francisco, California. If you've never heard of the only US Emperor, let us explain why in this...

    • 21 min
    Islands of Michigan, Part 6: Belle Isle

    Islands of Michigan, Part 6: Belle Isle

    Belle Isle is a 982-acre island park located immediately east of Detroit, Michigan, in the Detroit River. Connected to Detroit by the MacArthur Bridge, Belle Isle is the larked city-owned island park in the United States. Episode Sponsors:Swanson.com -...

    • 17 min
    Islands of Michigan, Part 5: The Manitou Islands

    Islands of Michigan, Part 5: The Manitou Islands

    North and South Manitou Island can be found around 14 miles northwest of the Michigan mainland in Lake Michigan. The islands are very rich in history and are part of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Episode Sponsors:50% off your first order...

    • 14 min
    Halloween 2020 - Murder in the Well

    Halloween 2020 - Murder in the Well

    As a special Halloween podcast, we created a short true story for you to listen to! Enjoy! This special episode is titled "Murdered in the Well"Episode Sponsors:Nutrafol.com: 20% off plus free shipping with promo code "HOMETOWN"Swanson Health...

    • 7 min
    Islands of Michigan, Part 4: Mackinac Island

    Islands of Michigan, Part 4: Mackinac Island

    Mackinac Island is a 4.35 square mile island located in Lake Huron between Michigan's Upper and Lower Peninsulas. Based on a former trading post, Fort Mackinac was constructed on the island by the British during the American Revolutionary War. It was...

    • 14 min
    Islands of Michigan, Part 3: The Fox Islands and the Children of the Snow

    Islands of Michigan, Part 3: The Fox Islands and the Children of the Snow

    The Fox Islands consist of the North Fox and South Fox islands, in Lake Michigan. North Fox Island was once home to a pornography mill, the details are darker than you can imagine. This episode is narrated by Nina Innsted of the Already Gone...

    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

lesh34 ,

Great!

I have enjoyed listening to the small town histories of places. Being from a historical small town myself, I feel the importance of continuing to share these stories.

BListener45 ,

Amazing History Podcast!

I am continually amazed by the history I learn from these episodes. They are very well written and keep me focused on the content the entire time. Shane is a top notch narrator👏

Emjolee ,

Such a great history podcast!!!

This is an amazing history podcast! I have learned so much interesting history

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