DND MINI-POD – Chapter 1: Hollywood Westerns & Primary Sources, with musician & local historian Chris Vallillo

ON THIS EPISODE This Dime Novel Desperados MINI-POD profiles a Hollywood Western & primary source that Dr. Hallwas used to write the book. We recommend first listening to the episode this MINI-POD accompanies: Chapter 1: The Maxwell Family Moves West  CHS student Andrew Christian interviews musician & local historian Chris Vallillo HOLLYWOOD WESTERN “Open Range” (2003) …

Dime Novel Desperados – Chapter 1: The Maxwell Family Moves West

ON THIS EPISODE We continue our examination of the book “Dime Novel Desperados: The Notorious Maxwell Brothers” by Dr. John Hallwas. This episode provides an overview of Chapter 1 - "The Maxwell Family Moves West." Shout out to CHS students Garret Fawcett & Andrew Christian for helping with this episode. Be sure to check out …

DND MINI-POD – Introduction: Hollywood Westerns & Primary Sources

DND MINI-POD - Introduction: Hollywood Westerns & Primary Sources ON THIS EPISODE This Dime Novel Desperados MINI-POD profiles a Hollywood Western & primary source that Dr. Hallwas used to write the book. We recommend first listening to the episode this MINI-POD accompanies: Ep 0 – Welcome to the World of the Maxwell Brothers: An Introduction to …

Dime Novel Desperados – Introduction – Welcome to the World of the Maxwell Brothers: An Introduction to DND w/author Dr. John Halwas 

ON THIS EPISODE We're pleased to begin a multi-part examination of one of the greatest history books about our Forgottonia region; the western (or anti-western) book called  “Dime Novel Desperados: The Notorious Maxwell Brothers” by Dr. John Hallwas. Shout out to CHS students Audrey Cozart & Aaron Zimmerman for helping with this episode. Be sure …

S4, E5 – Forgottonia and the 2020 Census: What the Numbers Reveal about Population, Education, Poverty, Race, and more

On this episode of the Forgottonia Project, we summarize what the 2020 census reveals about Forgottonia. This episode serves as the podcast edition of our previous post analyzing census data: Forgottonia Profile: The 2020 Census. CHS students helped create a mega document that summarizes important demographic, social, and economic patterns that persist throughout Forgottonia (check …

Dime Novel Desperados – A Local History Podcast Book Review

The Forgottonia Project is pleased to announce our local history podcast book review series. Our first book study will feature an analysis of Dr. John Hallwas’s 2011 book “Dime Novel Desperados: The Notorious Maxwell Brothers.” Dr. Hallwas visited our class at Cuba High School to discuss his book Dime Novel Desperados ABOUT THE BOOK Dime …

S4, E4 – Mini-Pod: Upcoming Plans for the Forgottonia Project in 2022

The purpose of this mini pod is to briefly discuss some upcoming plans & projects we’re hoping to do with this classroom podcast & webpage in 2022. #1 - NEW STRUCTURE: This year the Forgottonia Project will include... MINI PODS - Ranging from a number of topics, quick announcements, brief interviews documenting Forgottonia history, music, …

Forgottonia Profile: Census

To gain a better idea of what the 16 county region known as Forgottonia actually looks like, we compiled some data from the 2010 census. What follows is an overview of each county's demographics. Click here for a profile of each county's presidential election results, and a brief overview about the history of each county. 

Forgottonia Profile: Election Results

To gain a better idea of what the 16 county region known as Forgottonia actually looks like, we compiled election data by county over the past 20 years.  Please note, the purpose of this examination is to not endorse one political party or policy over another, but to gain a better understanding of this place we call Forgottonia.  Although political party affiliation in Forgottonia over the past 20 years is complex and ever-changing, our study reveals that there has been and continues to be growing support for the Republican Party throughout Forgottonia. This trend occurred even before the presidential election of 2016, which subsequently sparked greater national interest in all things rural.