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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

    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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    Dr Lucy Nash Eames

    Dr Lucy Nash Eames

    Dr Eames was an important figure in the early 1900s in Muskegon. Among her accomplishments was the creation of the Y.W.C.A. in Muskegon, serving on the Women's Club, and most importantly her work on public health which was centered around improving the lives of mothers, children, and infants. 


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    Newcomb McGraft: A Self-Made Man

    Newcomb McGraft: A Self-Made Man

    Newcomb McGraft came to Muskegon hoping to make his fortune, a feat which he achieved. While not as well known as other lumber barons he played a pivotal role in the history of Muskegon heading up the booming company, being mayor, and most importantly kicking off the industrial bonus fund which would help revitalize Muskegon after the decline of lumbering. 


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