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