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Stories-A History of Appalachia

Oct 27, 2018

Happy Halloween, y'all!

Today we tell a little tale about a man who was unjustly hanged in the mountains of North Carolina, so he put a curse on those who sent him to the gallows, in the form of the Shadow.  

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Oct 20, 2018

In 1953, Salt Lick High School in Bath County, Kentucky, was scheduled to close with the students there transferred to nearby Owingsville High School.  The students were having none of it, so they organized a strike and kidnapped the superintendent of schools.  Today we tell that story.

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Oct 13, 2018

Thanks to the work of A.P. Carter and the Carter family, country music can trace its origins back to the hills and hollers of Scott County, Virginia, and Sullivan County, Tennessee, back in the 1920's.  At the same time, in the same place, two brothers began to make a name for themselves in another genre of music:...


Oct 6, 2018

Did you know that the dumpster, now seen behind every convenience store on the planet, was invented in Knoxville, Tennessee?  Today we tell you the story of George Roby Dempster, inventor of the Dempster Dumpster.

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