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WHAT HAD HAPPENED WAS PODCAST: Dayton’s mysterious walled falls, a phantom driver and how Dayton became the ‘Gem City’

Local historian Nancy Horlacher shares some of Dayton’s oddest and scariest tales.

What’s more Google than Google? A librarian who loves local history. 

Amelia Robinson and Nancy Horlacher of the Dayton Metro Library talk about odd and scary Dayton stories for the latest episode of the What Had Happened Was podcast.
Nancy shares tales about the supposedly haunted Frankenstein Castle, alligators raised in a Dayton wonderland, how water brought down Dayton’s wall city within our city and the creep-tastic Phantom Driver of Englewood dam.

>> 7 of Dayton’s most haunted spots

She even dives into one of the city’s biggest  controversies: how Dayton became known as the Gem City. 

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Nancy Horlacher, local history specialist for Dayton Metro Library, holds a poster that declared Martial Law during the flood crisis.

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ABOUT THE PODCAST

“What Had Happened Was” is a podcast for Dayton, powered by Dayton.com. You won't believe the stories that come from right here. Host Amelia Robinson shares the best tales from the Gem City, Land of Funk and Birthplace of Aviation: Dayton, Ohio. 

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CATCH UP ON PAST EPISODES

Episode 12: The Fosters’ Sherri Saum on super hot husband and having her magazines confiscated in Kettering

 

Episode 11: Radio pioneer and DCDC leader on burning crosses and fighting for herself

 

EPISODE 10: Tom Archdeacon talks Miami vices, wedding rings and LeBron’s mom 

 

EPISODE 9: Cackle vs. Cancer — the world with Alexis Larsen and Kristen Wicker

 

EPISODE 8 : Dead in Dayton — a mayor trapped in a brothel, a former slave claps back, and a gypsy queen cliffhanger

 

EPISODE 7: Tusks, Fireball and belly shirts with the magical McKibben Brothers

EPISODE 6: Sweet sticky things with John “Turk” Logan

EPISODE 5:  Watch for 10,000 ‘leprechauns’

EPISODE 4: The Yellow Springs vagina tree’s knobby side

EPISODE 2: Bourbon, Beards and Joe Head

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