Fairmont, West Virginia, is tucked into the green hills of Appalachia. Pioneers, bootleggers, and miners have all carved its collective story.
This podcast documentary explores the past - through dozens of oral history interviews with local Fairmonters. We asked two questions: "What makes Fairmont special?" and "What do you remember most?".
The stories are intimate, personal, hilarious, and heartwrenching. This is history in a different light. Rather than a textbook focus on names and dates, this podcast tells, quite literally, a people's history of Fairmont. The podcast also features a 60-minute walking tour through Downtown Fairmont.
Take a special journey - into the soul of this special town.
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