Often overshadowed by its larger neighbors, Monroe County offers a rich tapestry of history for those willing to look.
French-Canadian settlers left behind legends of monsters, ghosts, and witches. In war time, the community answered the call to arms with more soldiers per capita than any other county in the nation and proved a suitable hometown to take refuge between gun shots from none other than George Armstrong Custer. Like most communities, its sordid past reveals crimes and tragedies--including body snatching. More recently, a partial nuclear meltdown brought the city to the brink of disaster, but Monroe not only survived but now thrives.
Join local author Shawna Lynn Mazur for a trip through little-known and forgotten parts of Monroe County's past.