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Stories-A History of Appalachia

Aug 25, 2018

Rod and I have gotten so busy this week that we forgot to record a podcast!  Actually, we've had no time to get together to record a new show, so I dug through our vast archives and pulled up a story about one of the most famous incidents to occur in Southwest Virginia - the Pound Gap massacre.

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Aug 17, 2018

In 1939 Clair Young lived with his wife and their children on a farm in Fallowfield Township in southwestern Pennsylvania.  In addition to farming, Clair also was a coal miner and a lay preacher of the Gospel. And Clair was hearing voices.  Voices telling him to do bad things.  Today we tell the tragic story of...


Aug 11, 2018

In 1929 young Flossie Shelton married her ex-husband's cousin, also named Shelton.  At first the young couple enjoyed wedded bliss.  But then the Green-Eyed Monster raised its ugly head, and jealousy drove Flossie to a crime of passion.  Today we tell the story of Flossie's crime against her husband, Fred, in Madison...


Aug 4, 2018

The first popular Appalachian writer lived and wrote in his adopted hometown of Big Stone Gap.  His works became the biggest selling books of his time and gave birth to the official Virginia state outdoor drama, "The Trail of the Lonesome Pine," which is performed every summer in that southwest Virginia town.  Today we...