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Personally curated histories from hometowns around America. Join Shane Waters as he travels to places of forgotten historical significance and shares these hometown stories with listeners. Like his visit to the Cherokee Nation in Cherokee, North Carolina where he interviewed the Cherokee at The Museum of the Cherokee Indian. Or when he traveled to The Biltmore Estate, the largest home in America, to share the time when some of the nation’s most prized artwork was hidden within their walls to protect them from the Nazi’s.

We all love hearing the unknown stories of the places we visit when planning a trip - like the Redwoods National Park, Grand Canyon National Park, or Sun Studio. But what about Parker's Cross Roads, Tennessee? Or the Island in Michigan where the only American King ruled? But if you also enjoy traveling vicariously then this is also a podcast for you.

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Check out Shane’s true crime podcast Foul Play: Crime Series.  (https://link.chtbl.com/foulplay)

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Personally curated histories from hometowns around America. Join Shane Waters as he travels to places of forgotten historical significance and shares these hometown stories with listeners. Like his visit to the Cherokee Nation in Cherokee, North Carolina where he interviewed the Cherokee at The Museum of the Cherokee Indian. Or when he traveled to The Biltmore Estate, the largest home in America, to share the time when some of the nation’s most prized artwork was hidden within their walls to protect them from the Nazi’s.

We all love hearing the unknown stories of the places we visit when planning a trip - like the Redwoods National Park, Grand Canyon National Park, or Sun Studio. But what about Parker's Cross Roads, Tennessee? Or the Island in Michigan where the only American King ruled? But if you also enjoy traveling vicariously then this is also a podcast for you.

Find Hometown History wherever you get your podcasts: https://link.chtbl.com/hometownhistory

Award-Wining Podcast, new episodes weekly.

Ad-Free on our Black Label Podcasting channel on Apple Premium (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/channel/black-label-podcasting/id6443660911) and Patreon (http://patreon.com/itshometownhistory) .

Check out Shane’s true crime podcast Foul Play: Crime Series.  (https://link.chtbl.com/foulplay)

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    86: Pig War / San Juan National Historic Park, Part 1

    86: Pig War / San Juan National Historic Park, Part 1

    Have you ever had a fight with a family member over something stupid?
    Better yet, have you ever had that fight, only to realize it wasn’t so stupid after all? That behind that excuse for a fight was a real fight just waiting to be had?
    That’s basically the story of the Pig War.

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    • 34 min
    85: The North Cascades National Park

    85: The North Cascades National Park

    After writing "On The Road," and before it was published, Jack Kerouac spent a long summer on Desolation Peak in what is now the North Cascades National Park. We'll be hearing from Kerouac and also our favorite Ranger, Jim Burnett. You can find Jim's books on Amazon or through his website.

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    • 33 min
    84: Crater Lake National Park

    84: Crater Lake National Park

    Before we explore Crater Lake National Park, I’d like to share a few pieces of general advice. I hope this series has inspired you to see more of our national parks, so I asked Jim and Will from More Than Just Parks to offer a few tips for those of us who are just getting started.

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    • 33 min
    83: Bring Back the Civilian Conservation Corps

    83: Bring Back the Civilian Conservation Corps

    The Civilian Conservation Corps was founded by Franklin Roosevelt in 1933, and operated for roughly a decade until the program was ended in 1942.

    In this episode, Jim and Will Pattiz, from More Than Just Parks, explain why they believe America should resurrect this popular conservation initiative.

    • 20 min
    82: Lake Mead, America's First National Recreational Area

    82: Lake Mead, America's First National Recreational Area

    If you're looking to learn about the history of the Lake Mead National Recreational Area and what to expect if you go, this will be an episode you won't want to miss.

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    • 40 min
    A Nightmare Before Halloween, Part 2

    A Nightmare Before Halloween, Part 2

    …1 campfire…
    …1 dark forest…
    …31 bone-chilling stories…
    …Will YOU survive the night?

    This Halloween season, enter the woods for a unique and truly epic podcast experience! Around the campfire Shane Waters will introduce 31 crime podcast hosts. Each host brings a new, nerve-wracking true story to the circle. It’s an extra special, two part, five-hour, Halloween event, but before hitting play you might want to ask yourself…can you really handle this much murder and mayhem?

    So, pull up to the fire and brace yourself for ‘A Nightmare Before Halloween’
    …but be warned…
    …bad things happen in these woods….

    Podcasts are listed here in order of appearance:

    In this Part 2 Episode:
    - True Crime Island [https://tinyurl.com/y6kk2npj]
    - Based on a True Story [https://tinyurl.com/37axzn5z]
    - The Asian Madness Podcast [https://tinyurl.com/yckkxbjn]
    - Sistas Who Kill [https://linktr.ee/Sistas.Who.Kill.Podcast]
    - Hometown History [https://link.chtbl.com/hometownhistory]
    - Coffee and Cases [https://linktr.ee/coffeeandcases]
    - Military Murder [https://tinyurl.com/yc5fxjyh]
    - Dystopian Simulation Radio [https://tinyurl.com/khpw786w]
    - Cults, Crimes & Cabernet [https://linktr.ee/cultscrimesandcabernet]
    - Morbidology [https://tinyurl.com/mshyvxyt]
    - Dark Pountine [https://tinyurl.com/ycydanm9]
    - Hillbilly Horror Stories [https://tinyurl.com/567vxrkz]
    - True Consequences [https://tinyurl.com/39fpfv3h]
    - Gone Cold [https://tinyurl.com/ytzxudt8]
    - Crime Stories with Nancy Grace & Crime Online [https://tinyurl.com/3dxp47wf]
    - True Crime IRL & True Crime Sleep Stories [https://tinyurl.com/ykzwmnxr]

    In the last Part 1 Episode:
    - Foul Play: Crime Series [https://link.chtbl.com/foulplay]
    - Murder She Told [https://tinyurl.com/55473exk]
    - Crime Salad [https://tinyurl.com/4pbtdtpc]
    - Crimelines [https://linktr.ee/crimelines]
    - Frightful [https://link.chtbl.com/frightful]
    - Reverie True Crime [https://linktr.ee/paigeelmore]
    - Rotten to the Core [https://link.chtbl.com/Rotten]
    - The Trail Went Cold [https://tinyurl.com/2zydj3y]
    - Once Upon A Crime [https://www.truecrimepodcast.com]
    - Criminology [https://tinyurl.com/yvuu9u8d]
    - The Peripheral & Generation Why [https://link.chtbl.com/ThePeripheral]
    - Live, Laugh, Larceny [https://linktr.ee/Live.Laugh.Larceny.Podcast]
    - The Hidden Staircase [https://link.chtbl.com/TheHiddenStaircase]
    - True Crime Cases with Lanie & It's Haunted...What Now? [https://linktr.ee/LanieHobbs]
    - Obscura: A True Crime Podcast & Disaster [https://link.chtbl.com/obscura]

    • 2 hr 19 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
460 Ratings

460 Ratings

P.TwoBears ,

PERFECT podcast

Every little thing is just perfect. I can’t recommend this podcast highly enough

queenof2b2g ,

Love

This is a fun and informative podcast. Being a midwesterner and traveling to some of these places it is great to know obscure history. So much information you are never taught in school, but make people and places so much more interesting. Thanks Shane.

Little miss 313 ,

Former Michiganander

I love this podcast. Shane really captures my childhood, going on vacations to my grandmothers home in Isabella, in the U.P. Accurate! We camped on Isle Royale, too. Well done!

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