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Stories-A History of Appalachia

Jun 25, 2016

On this episode of the podcast, we tell the story of the formation and admission during the Civil War of the only state that lies completely within Appalachia. You can subscribe to the podcast at iTunes or Google Play or on your favorite podcast app. We’re also on Twitter @storyappalachia. Thanks for your ears!

Jun 21, 2016

On this episode of Stories, Steve and Rod tell the story of 18th century explorer, surveyor, guide and Indian agent Christopher Gist. Thanks for listening!

Jun 18, 2016

In the early part of the 19th century, gold fever struck the North Georgia mountains. Before that fever went elsewhere, a great Indian nation was literally picked up and forced west of the Mississippi River at the command of President Andrew Jackson. This week, Steve and Rod tell the story of Nu-No-Du-Na-Tlo-Hi-Lu, or...

Jun 11, 2016

Before the release of the Salk polio vaccine, polio epidemics were commonplace in the United States. In 1950 one such epidemic hit the Commonwealth of Virginia, with the Appalachian town of Wytheville being so badly hit that it made national news. On this episode of Stories, Rod and Steve tell the story of the 1950 […]

Jun 4, 2016

In 1775, Appalachia WAS the West, and people were pouring into the region and beyond. With the purchase of millions of acres of Kentucky land by the Transylvania Company, a way was needed to get settlers over the mountains to that land. And that’s where Daniel Boone came in. Boone and a company of ax-men […]