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Stories-A History of Appalachia

Feb 24, 2018

During the 1880's a dispute broke out over where the county seat of Tucker County, West Virginia, should be.  Unlike the usual political fighting over where the courthouse and county offices should be, this one involved an armed mob intent on taking matters into their own hands.

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Feb 17, 2018

Today we tell the story of Bristol, Virginia, native Charles S. Johnson. Born the son of a Baptist minister during the time of Jim Crow, Johnson got his college education and began a lifelong study of the causes of racism.  His efforts doing so laid the groundwork for the civil rights movement of the 1950's...


Feb 10, 2018

After the American Revolution, General George Washington took a trip out west to inspect land he received for his service to the country, land that was located in Appalachian Pennsylvania.  And when he got there, he encountered a group of Scots-Irish squatters who had planted a small community there, without...


Feb 3, 2018

Think you're safe from earthquakes in Appalachia?  Think again.

On May 31, 1897, the largest earthquake ever recorded in Virginia (and the second largest in the southeastern United States) struck in Giles County, causing severe damage in several Appalachian states.  Today Rod and Steve tell the story of the great...