EPISODE 119: For The Good Of All: Hell Town

Have you heard of that abandoned town in Ohio where absolutely every urban legend ever happened? No seriously. According to lore, Boston, Ohio (or Hell Town, if we are going with the lore) is home to all manner of phenomena and conspiracies. But what really happened there? And what happens when people on power act for the good of all, at the expense of the few? Join us as we explore the origins of helltown, the Osage reign of terror, and the time that the Bronx was burning.

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SOURCES:

The Truth About Hell TOWN – GHOSTS OF THE PRAIRIE

16 Frightening Photos of Helltown, Ohio, in Summit County

An Ohio Town Was Shut Down by the Government and Now It’s Called Helltown – Destination America

Helltown, Ohio – Atlas Obscura

Destination America Ignores, Rewrites History with Helltown – James Willis

Boston Mills Historic District – NPS

HellTown – Dead Ohio

The Bizarre “Fakelore” of Hell Town, Ohio

Hell Town – Forgotten Ohio

Welcome to Hell Town – Weird US

Dump cleanup costliest for parks – Ohio Citizen

The Data-Driven Fires – NYTs

In the Bronx, Blight Gave Way to Renewal – NYTs

A City Gripped by Crisis and Enraptured by the Yankees – NYTs

Left to Die, the South Bronx Rises From Decades of Decay – 1994, NYTs

Forget ‘The Bronx Is Burning.’ These Days, The Bronx Is Gentrifying – NPR

Photos Of The Bronx In The ’70s Show ‘The Get Down’s Origins

‘Welcome to Fear City’ – the inside story of New York’s civil war, 40 years on – The Guardian

The Bronx saw a record $3.3B in real estate investment in 2016

A Plague on Your Houses: How New York Was Burned Down and National Public … By Deborah Wallace, Rodrick Wallace

Once Desperate, a Bronx Housing Group Earns Praise – 1987, NYTs

Bronx Landlord Sentenced In Arson Deaths of 3 Boys, 1971, NYTs

Arson for Hire – Village Voice

Beyond Charlotte Street Breaking the South Bronx Stereotype – 1980, Harvard Crimson

Text of the Moynihan Memorandum on the Status of Negroes – 1970, NYTs

8 FACE U.S. CHARGES IN ARSON-FOR-PROFIT SCHEMES IN NEW YORK – 1983, NYTs

Arson In New York – 1980, NYTs

Arson Up 75 Percent For City in Two Years Despite Drop in Fires – 1979 NYTs

4 RESIDENTS DIE IN BROOKLYN FIRE; SUSPECT ARRESTED – 1982, NYTs

Surging Home Prices Mixed Blessing in Mott Haven – WNYC

Teapot Dome Scandal – History Channel

For The Good of All

The Reign of Terror – News OK

The Rare Archival Photos Behind ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ – Atlas Obscura

Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI – David Grann

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