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Stories-A History of Appalachia

Jan 26, 2019

Back in 1923 there was a mass jailbreak from the Wise County jail, led by a member of the Hatfield family.  Today Steve and Rod tell you that story.

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Jan 19, 2019

On Halloween, 1952, James Francis Hill was arrested in Northern Florida after an extraordinary string of carjackings, kidnappings and robberies across Appalachia and the South over the prior two weeks.  Today we tell you the story of the Three Gun Maniac, another story that makes up the history of this place we...


Jan 12, 2019

Back in 1911 several of the sons of Devil Anse and Levisa Hatfield came to the coal town of Boomer, in Fayette County, West Virginia, with the intent of opening a saloon.  Now in those days saloons not only provided one with a stiff drink at the bar, they also delivered beer and liquor directly to one's house. And the...


Jan 5, 2019

What started out as a little racetrack in East Tennessee has developed over the years into a world-class sports complex, hosting NASCAR races, college football, remote area medical services, Christmas lights and a whole lot more.  Today Rod and Steve tell the story of the Bristol Motor Speedway.

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