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Stories-A History of Appalachia

Feb 23, 2019

Andrew Taylor Still, born in the Appalachian frontier town of Jonesville, Virginia, went on to become a self-educated doctor.  He moved to Kansas just in time to become involved in the bloody civil war sparked there by the passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Act.  He fought in the American Civil War, too, but it was his...


Feb 16, 2019

In 1935 LaFollette, Tennessee, like most other American towns, was in the grips of the Great Depression.  Money was tight and the banks were calling in loans that couldn't be paid.  One of those loans was on a restaurant in town owned by an Italian immigrant, and what this man chose to do in response to losing...


Feb 9, 2019

Our theme today is "the more things change, the more they stay the same."  You'll see how that fits in as we tell the story of the contested election for West Virginia governor in 1888.

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Feb 1, 2019

Today we tell the story of the explosion at the McClure Number 1 Mine in Dickenson County, Virginia, in 1983, resulting in several fatalities including the first fatality of a woman in a mine accident.

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