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A short podcast exploring the people, places, and events that shaped Muskegon, Michigan and beyond. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/patrick-horn/support

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A short podcast exploring the people, places, and events that shaped Muskegon, Michigan and beyond. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/patrick-horn/support

    Glen Martin and the Great Lakes Hydroplane Race

    Glen Martin and the Great Lakes Hydroplane Race

    In 1913 a curious site was seen on the beach in Muskegon. A new invention never before seen in the area landed in the water nearby and a curious figured emerge, a bird-man. This was the first time a plane had been seen in Muskegon much less one that could land on water. Today's podcast tells the story of the race around the Great Lakes that brought both pilot and plane to Muskegon for the first time. 


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    Muskegon's Mini Oil Boom

    Muskegon's Mini Oil Boom

    In the 1880s digging for brine lead to a curious discovery, the presence of oil in many parts of Muskegon County. It will not until the end of the 1920s that this oil and its potential impact on Muskegon County was realized, as the first oil wells were dug. Learn about the fascinating history of the discovery and harvesting of oil, and its impact on us today. 


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    Muskegon in the Fur Trade

    Muskegon in the Fur Trade

    The fur trade in Michigan attracted some of the earliest Europeans to the area and led to the earliest interaction between these Europeans and Native Americans. Muskegon County with its many lakes and rivers was a destination for the animals valued by the fur traders and Native Americans alike. On today's episode we dive into the history of those fur traders who came to Muskegon County. 


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    Muskegon in the 1918 Pandemic

    Muskegon in the 1918 Pandemic

    In 1918 a new strand of the influenza virus reached Michigan and Muskegon. This Spanish Flu as it was called would become the worst pandemic the world has seen. The response to the pandemic in Muskegon and Michigan has many similarities with our current pandemic, this is the story of what occurred during that year. 


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    Henry Holt: Muskegon's Lieutenant Governor of Michigan

    Henry Holt: Muskegon's Lieutenant Governor of Michigan

    Henry Holt was one of Muskegon's most preeminent politicians serving as mayor, state representative, and Lieutenant Governor. Holt was also an avid traveler and "collector" of antiquities. His life provides us into an insight of the politics of 1870s Muskegon and Michigan. 


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    Pigeon Hill: The Lost Landmark of Muskegon

    Pigeon Hill: The Lost Landmark of Muskegon

    Pigeon Hill named for the now extinct passenger pigeon was once the most recognizable landmark of Muskegon from both land and lake. At over 200 foot tall it was a popular sight seeing destination, but this massive sand dune was also target of many businesses looking to use its sand for various products. 


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