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The Downtown Muskegon Walking Tour Podcast is a production of Muskegon Main Street. The podcast introduces listeners to the buildings, parks, gardens and other attractions of Downtown Muskegon, giving the visitor a sense of the unique character of Downtown Muskegon. Hosted by Ramona. For more information visit www.downtownmuskegon.org.
 
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In this episode staff member Wendy interviews her father Charles DeWitt and her Uncle Feller about their experiences growing up near Norton Township Park which would later become Hoffmaster State Park. The duo shares stories of their time in the park and the changes they have seen to it over the years. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/pa…
 
On today's special episode in partnership with the Michigan Irish Music Festival and their Hackley Hooley event on September 18th, we take a look at the history of the most famous Irishmen to call Muskegon home, Thomas Hume. Business partner to Charles Hackley, Thomas Hume would in his life acquire millions, much of which was given back to the comm…
 
On today's special episode in partnership with the Michigan Irish Music Festival and their Hackley Hooley event on September 18th, we take a look at the history of Irish settlers in Muskegon County and some of their contributions to our past. Please make sure to also listen to our episode on Irishmen Thomas Hume and his life story. --- Support this…
 
Today's podcast is off to the races as we examine the history of The Muskegon Race Course and one of its most famous competitors who went on to win great fame Red Rhone. Image Credit: M-Live Audio Credits: 1989 Balmoral Park RED RHONE Randy Edmunds Author: Harnessdom, uploaded August 6th, 2016 URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuGYbzeH2Zo 1989 S…
 
On today's episode we talk with Dr. Josh Suderman from the Javery Pain institute, about how to manage chronic pain with journaling. Over the course of the last year especially, many of us have experienced physical issues as a result of different work environments, stress, depression and other factors. Pain Journaling helps to focus your attention o…
 
The Pomona or Fruitport Pavilion was once one of the most popular attractions in Muskegon County. This dance hall saw many famous musicians play on the shores of Spring Lake including Louis Armstrong and Lawrence Welk among others. Tragically the pavilion would burn down in 1963 and would never be rebuilt ending an era in Fruitport. --- Support thi…
 
George McCoy may have been one of Muskegon Counties most interesting criminals and was always in trouble with the law. From shooting Charles Hackley's brother Porter, to shooting at the sheriff, and all his various escapes from prison, McCoy's story fills a book of broken laws and prison sentences. In our episode today we try to piece together the …
 
Lawrence Hogan was a Muskegon County resident who may have set the record for the amount of time spent in court. From lawsuits over farm animals, to cases of assault, to the argument with a neighbor that got him bitten and in the hospital with tetanus. Lawrence Hogan certainly knew his way around the court room. Join us to listen about his legal ex…
 
Electricity is so vital to our lives today that it is hard for us to imagine a world without it. As vital as it is today when electricity was first introduced it take awhile before it gained in popularity and wide spread use. On our episode today we trace the ups and down of early electricity in Muskegon. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm…
 
On September 6, 1901 President William McKinley was shot while visiting the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York. He would later die from these wounds and the nation began the process of grieving. Charles Hackley, a supporter of McKinley would after his death donate funds for the creation of a statue of the martyred president. Today's episo…
 
Starting as Central Paper, the paper mill in Muskegon had many names and a long history to match it. Central Paper ended up being located in Muskegon partially because of a glance at a map, from this fortuitous glance it grew to be a leading industry in town and saw many ups and downs in business. In the past years this large complex has been torn …
 
In this episode Eric Hultgren heads to Grand Rapids, MI to talk with Veverly Austin and Mel Trombley about the Arts Marketplace at Studio Park. The Marketplace at Studio Park exists to create opportunities and remove barriers for women and minority-owned businesses, equipping them to have a presence in Downtown Grand Rapids and scale their business…
 
In this episode, Eric Hultgren talks with Jennifer J Rook from the MRA and Becky Beauchine Kulka from BBK Fine Jewelry about what she has learned in the past year and how the MRA has helped her navigate through it. https://www.bbkfinejewelry.com/ Cancelled! How to survive when your business is a target: https://www.retailers.com/news/2021/04/cancel…
 
While the name evergreen fits today, Evergreen Cemetery was not always a beautiful and peaceful resting place. In our episode today we look at the history behind the creation of this cemetery and how it turned into the final resting place for many of Muskegon's most famous residents. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/patrick-horn/support…
 
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