Asa McMillan's "Angel" is the most photographed gravestone at Woodland Cemetery.

‘What Had Happened Was’ Podcast: Dead in Dayton -- a mayor trapped in a brothel, a former slave claps back, and a gypsy queen cliffhanger

You know who can give you life? Dead people. 

Some of the nation’s most fascinating, previously-living citizens have found final resting places at Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum in Dayton. 

>> Daytonian of the Week: Angie Hoschouer
What Had Happened Was host Amelia Robinson and Angie Hoschouer, the cemetery’s development and marketing manager, pull their stories from the grave in this podcast episode. 

There is dirty secret of a former Dayton mayor trapped in the city’s most popular whorehouse, a former slave that clapped back at his former master, the truth about a gypsy queen funeral and so much more in this ridiculously lively episode about dead people. 

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Angie even gets into her childhood at the Shawen Acres orphanage and why she likes talking about dead people so much. 


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“What Had Happened Was” is a podcast for Dayton, powered by You won't believe the stories that come from right here. Host Amelia Robinson shares the best tales from the Gem City, Land of Funk and Birthplace of Aviation: Dayton, Ohio. 

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Angie Hoschouer is the manager of Development and Marketing at Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum.


EPISODE 7: Tusks, Fireball and belly shirts with the magical McKibben Brothers

EPISODE 6: Sweet sticky things with John “Turk” Logan

EPISODE 5:  Watch for 10,000 ‘leprechauns’

EPISODE 4: The Yellow Springs vagina tree’s knobby side

EPISODE 2: Bourbon, Beards and Joe Head

EPISODE 1: The Rubi Girls explain

The Woodland Cemetery chapel, photographed in 1898, covered in trumpet vines was completed in 1887. The WRIGHT STATE UNIVERSITY ARCHIVES
A group of men lounge at the edge of a lake at Woodland Cemetery. Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum is one of the nation's oldest garden cemeteries. WRIGHT STATE UNIVERSITY ARCHIVES
A group of men photographed in Woodland Cemetery in 1890. Family gatherings and picnics were popular in large park-like cemeteries. WRIGHT STATE UNIVERSITY ARCHIVES

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