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Stories-A History of Appalachia

Dec 28, 2019

Today we tell the story of two of the most prominent Cherokee the first settlers encountered on the Appalachian frontier, Attakullakulla and his son Dragging Canoe.  

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Dec 14, 2019

Connolly Fields lived with his wife in Scott County, Virginia, in the 1880s.  All was well, until he, his wife, his brother in law William and his associates all got into a fight over trespassing on the Fields' land.  That resulted in Connally going on the run for 16 years.  Today we tell his story.

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Dec 7, 2019

Appalachia has always been prone to flooding in one valley or another but in 1977 the heavens quite literally opened up over the entire region, setting off the worst widespread flooding in Appalachian history.  Today we tell that story.

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Nov 30, 2019

It's Thanksgiving week and Rod and I are absent from the Stories podcast studios, doing family stuff.  But that doesn't mean you don't get a story, no sir, for we have an encore of our tale of the most well-known feud to happen in Appalachia, in one nearly hour long episode.  

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Nov 23, 2019

The Minneapolis Lakers weren’t exactly setting the basketball world on fire in January, 1959.  In fact, on January 16th they had a 15/27 won loss record for the season.  The 16th was the day the Lakers were scheduled to appear in Charleston, West Virginia’s brand new civic center to play the Cincinnati Royals, and...