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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

    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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    The Industrial Bonus Fund and the Rebirth of Muskegon

    The Industrial Bonus Fund and the Rebirth of Muskegon

    The Industrial Bonus Fund provided money and incentives for business to relocate to Muskegon. This fund was very successful at this goal and managed to propel Muskegon forward going into the 20th Century after the decline of lumbering.  


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    Lake Michigan Park-The Playground of Michigan

    Lake Michigan Park-The Playground of Michigan

    A visit to the beach 100 years ago in Muskegon would have been a very different experience. With a roller coaster, Ferris Wheel, stage, and many more amusements, a trip to the beach and Lake Michigan Park was like going to an amusement park that had a water park the size of Lake Michigan. Today we examine the spectacle that was the beach escape, Lake Michigan Park.  


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    Porter Hackley: The Lesser Known Hackley

    Porter Hackley: The Lesser Known Hackley

    The youngest brother of famous lumber baron Charles Hackley, Porter Hackley was also involved in the lumbering business. He served many years as bookkeeper for the family firm and taught Thomas Hume the ropes. However his fortune would never grow vast like the other two as he lived a tumultuous life full of booze and run-ins with the law. 


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    Albert Mears

    Albert Mears

    Albert Mears was the younger brother of the much more famous Charles Mears. While he does have the fame of his brother today, Albert was vital in the success of Whitehall and the White Lake area.


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    Helen Hume's Adventures Part 2

    Helen Hume's Adventures Part 2

    Helen Hume was the daughter of lumber baron Thomas Hume. She was also an avid traveler and writer. Her letter home contain insight into various sights around the world but also let us look at what was going on with the Hume family as she response to various letters sent to her. Join us to hear more about Helen's adventures and what was happening in Muskegon. 


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