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Stories-A History of Appalachia

Sep 27, 2016

Holston Mountain is the tallest peak in East Tennessee, and the location of several television and radio towers. It’s also near the Tri City Airport, the air hub for the East Tennessee/Southwest Virginia region. And the mountain is the site of several plane crashes, but one crash in particular, over 50 years ago,...


Sep 24, 2016

During the Civil War, there were guerrilla fighters on both the Union and Confederate sides. One of the most notorious was Appalachia’s Champ Ferguson. Ferguson was a violent man who roamed East Tennessee weeding out Union “traitors” as well as making life miserable for the people who lived there. He and his band...


Sep 20, 2016

In this encore presentation, Rod tells the story of the legendary Swift’s Lost Silver Mine, thought by many to be located at the Breaks Interstate Park in Southwest Virginia. You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher or on your favorite podcast app. Thanks for listening!


Sep 17, 2016

Today, Steve and Rod have not one story, not two stories, but THREE stories, along with a short story! This week is crime week, and on this podcast we tell the stories of two Scott County, Virginia, prisoners who managed to escape and were later caught by chance, one in the 1850’s and the other […]


Sep 13, 2016

One hundred years ago, in 1916, the circus came to Kingsport, Tennessee. The aftermath of the circus was the famous hanging of an elephant, Mary, in the railyards at Erwin, Tennessee. In this encore presentation, Rod and Steve tell Mary’s story. You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Google Play or on your...