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Stories-A History of Appalachia

May 26, 2018

One of the first Indian wars fought in the west happened in Appalachia at the time of the American Revolution.  Led by the governor of Virginia, Lord Dunmore, this war, which was named for him, raged on the Appalachian frontier, from Southwest Virginia to southeastern Ohio.  Today we begin the story of Lord...


May 19, 2018

This week we tell three short stories involving politics in Appalachia.

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May 12, 2018

Today we tell the story of one of the first criminals from Appalachia to make the FBI's Most Wanted List, Kenneth Ray Lawson, from Wise County, Virginia.

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May 5, 2018

Well, we are pleased to announce that this is our 200th episode of Stories!  Rod and I have enjoyed telling the history of Appalachia over the last two and a half years, and look forward to many more years for the podcast.

Today, we tell the story of a tragic accident that happened back in 1959 in Prestonsburg,...