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Windy City Historians Podcast is a podcast on and about Chicago history for anyone curious about the Windy City hosted by authors Christopher Lynch and Patrick McBriarty.

Windy City Historians Podcast is a podcast on and about Chicago history for anyone curious about the Windy City hosted by authors Christopher Lynch and Patrick McBriarty.
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United States

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Windy City Historians Podcast is a podcast on and about Chicago history for anyone curious about the Windy City hosted by authors Christopher Lynch and Patrick McBriarty.

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English

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773-710-0485


Episodes

Episode 6: Mississippi by Canoe

8/23/2019
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“Unquestionably the discovery of the Mississippi is a datable fact which considerably mellows and modifies the shiny newness of our country, and gives her a most respectable outside-aspect of rustiness and antiquity.” -- Mark Twain, Life on the Mississippi For the new country of the United States, the river that bisected it was old. This mighty river shaped the destiny of the towns and cities along its many miles of shoreline. Chicago was just a backwater to St. Louis, Missouri and Galena,...

Duration:00:59:12

Episode 5: Missing at Death’s Door

7/25/2019
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Our examination of René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle continues in this episode, as we follow the progress of the 1976-77 La Salle II Expedition, which ran into rough weather in Door County, Wisconsin and plot their progress as winter forces the crew out of their canoes to walk or portage the frozen rivers and roads, as they try to make it to the Mississippi. Author Lorraine Boissoneault shares her insights from her book The Last Voyageurs and we interview Reid & Ken Lewis who...

Duration:01:02:28

Episode 4: La Salle and the Voyageurs

6/28/2019
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The name La Salle is ubiquitous throughout the United States, with streets, parks, towns, universities, parishes, schools and even counties named for this French explorer. In this episode, “La Salle and the Voyageurs”, we examine the influence of La Salle, as well as interview Reid Lewis, the founder of a 1976-77 reenactment of La Salle’s second expedition journeying from Montreal to the Gulf of Mexico. Rich Gross, a member of the crew tells us what it was like to canoe for 3,300 miles as an...

Duration:00:56:02

Episode 3: Urbs in Horto?

5/31/2019
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Released Friday, May 31, 2019 - What's in a name? "Urbs in Horto" or as translated from Latin "City in the Garden" is the motto on the seal of the City of Chicago, which nicely ties together the third interview with historian and retired attorney John Swenson. Swenson presents the final and most amazing piece of early Chicago history revealing the details of this ancient place called Chicagoua and the platform mound two-leagues from the Chicagoua Portage, the area's earliest known civic and...

Duration:00:57:58

Episode 2: The Place Called Chicagoua

2/20/2019
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Released Friday, April 26th, 2019 - Listening to the first episode you learn the ground-breaking, new story of Chicago's discovery and who truly was the first European to pass through Chicago. In the second part of this two-part interview with historian John Swenson, he explains, "if you know where the portage is, the Marquette tells you where he was," and that is place the Indians called "Chicagoua," which has nothing to do with today's city limits. And by adding Henri Joutel's (La Salle's...

Duration:00:09:22

Episode 1: Who Was First?

2/4/2019
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Released Friday, March 29, 2019 - On the 344 Anniversary of Father Marquette getting flooded out of his winter camp in 1675, at the place the Indians called Chicaogua. In real estate it's all about "Location, Location, Location." So what happens if our Chicago isn't really in Chicago? Jacques Marquette and Louis Jolliet explored a land that Native Americans called "Chicagoua" in 1673 and left clues to where this place can be found. It took historian John Swenson over three decades to unravel...

Duration:01:01:37