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Stories-A History of Appalachia

Dec 29, 2018

Today we tell the story of Dr. Thomas Walker, who was sent by the Loyal Land Company to explore that company's lands in Appalachia in 1750.  The Walker expedition named many of the natural features in this part of the country, including the Powell River and Powell Valley, the Cumberland River and, most famously, the...


Dec 22, 2018

Rod and Steve are taking this week off to celebrate Christmas, so we're bringing you an encore Christmas episode with letters to Santa and a reading of The Night Before Christmas.  Enjoy!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all y'all!


Dec 15, 2018

Back in 1903 the Knox County undertaker was discovered to have been engaged in a bit of fraud.  We tell you that story on today's episode of Stories, A History of Appalachia.

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Dec 8, 2018

Early in the 20th century a family moved to the top of Brush Mountain, near the Cumberland Gap, and proceeded to live the next 50 years much like the pioneers did, growing their own food, making their own clothing and tools, and, um, making moonshine.  

Today we tell the story of the Hensley Settlement, a place you can...


Dec 1, 2018

Pine Grove, West Virginia, was a boom town back in 1905, fueled by vast deposits of natural gas and oil.  One thing the town lacked at the time was a fire department.  And in 1905, they really could have used a fire department, as we tell you on today's episode of Stories, A History of Appalachia.

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