True Horror – A Single Spark

Cover photo for Omitted history podcast, showing Omitted logo with Iroquois Theatre Fire background

America’s third coast was in its heyday and Robert Murray Battenfield was excited to see it. This was to be a Christmas like none other, filled with new sights and sounds, all culminating with a day in the city. But when a single spark caused chaos and confusion, Christmas break was cut short. It’s a lesson learned the hard way–one we were still working on at least a hundred years later.

Music: “Least Favorite Things” – Jeremy & Holly Hall of the band Welcome Little Stranger & The Most Wonderful Wonder

“Every Mindful” Kevin MacLeod (
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