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Stories-A History of Appalachia

Nov 29, 2016

No, folks, Rod and I haven’t gotten into the real estate business. What we have done is put together the story of how Bone Marrow Creek, West Virginia, became Appalachia, Virginia, in the eyes of CBS, NBC, and ABC, and the creative way the town fathers in Appalachia responded. You can subscribe to the podcast […]


Nov 26, 2016

In the early part of the twentieth century, two young African American albinos from Truevine, Virginia, made their way into a carnival sideshow, or freak show as it was sometimes called then, and disappeared. Over a decade later, their mother found them performing for the Ringling Brothers Circus in nearby Roanoke...


Nov 22, 2016

In 1875, four men rode their horses into Huntington, West Virginia, and proceeded to rob the local bank. Two of them were later captured, one of whom died without revealing his identity, the other tried and convicted of bank robbery under an alias. The other two? Local legend has it that those men were Frank […]


Nov 19, 2016

During the Civil War there were numerous local militias formed, but none quite like Thomas’ Legion. Composed of Cherokee Indians and local Western North Carolina men led by the only white man to be made a Cherokee chief, Thomas’ Legion, also known as Thomas’ Legion of Indians and Highlanders or the 69th North...


Nov 15, 2016

In the course of researching the stories that we pass on to you, Rod and I have happened upon a ton of old newspaper stories that contain nuggets of a tale, but we just can’t find enough other information to flesh out a ten to fifteen minute podcast. We’ve been saving these articles, though, and […]