Podcast 62: History Speaks
By: Terry Diener
In July of 1860, all of Danville was astir with news that a delegation from the Japanese Embassy, which was visiting the U.S. at the time, planned a trip to see the local community. It turned out to be one of the biggest hoaxes ever carried out in Pennsylvania history, thanks to a group of local men looking to have some fun.
Narrator and Producer: Terry Diener
Photo: Library of Congress 1860 Matthew Brady Photo
Info: Danville Intelligencer and Lynn Reichen MCHS
Music: Traditional Music of Japan, Classical Koto Music