Did you know... the first batter in the first world series went to Beloit College? That Abraham Lincoln once spoke at a building we now own in downtown Beloit? That it is believed Indiana Jones was inspired by a Beloit resident?
This is our "Honoring History" podcast featuring Fred Burwell - Beloit College Archivist Emeritus. In this episode, Fred explores the rich history of Beloit, Wisconsin and many fascinating tidbits from our past. Fred has a passion for Beloit and its people, and he is eager to share his knowledge with others.
In this podcast, he will discuss a wide range of topics, including:
- The founding of Beloit and Beloit College
- Some of Fred's most interesting archives
- The life and work of Roy Chapman Andrews, a famous explorer and Beloit College graduate
- The tumultuous tie between Ironworks and the college
- The historical significance of Hanchett Hall
...and much more!
Looking for something in particular? Below is a timeline to help you jump around:
0:00 – 2:52 HONORING HISTORY
02:53- 07:20 HISTORY OF BELOIT COLLEGE
07:21- 08:31 WHAT WAS THE POPULATION LIKE?
08:32- 10:05 UNDERGROUND RAILROAD
10:06- 11:13 INTERESTING ARCHIVES
11:14- 14:42 ROY CHAPMAN ANDREWS
14:43- 18:24 ROB MEETS FRED
18:25- 21:54 HISTORY BEHIND IRONWORKS CAMPUS
21:55- 24:28 HENRY DORRBAKER
24:29- 28:14 HANCHETT HALL
28:15- 30:38 HILTON HOUSE HOTEL
30:39- 34:44 SPEED ROUND
35:06 - 36:04 COMMERCIAL BREAK
36:10- 40:56 ASK ROB ANYTHING
ASK ROB ANYTHING
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