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Stories-A History of Appalachia

Nov 28, 2020

Today we tell the story of the man from West Virginia who became a brigadier general in the U. S. Air Force, helped train the first American astronauts and became the first man to break the sound barrier, Chuck Yeager.

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Nov 21, 2020

At one time it was a common sight to see a traveling group of Roma, known then as gypsies, come through Appalachia. Folks would barter with them for livestock, utensils and services.

Along with the Roma, the Irish travellers were also present, providing stories and repairs for the locals they met. Today we tell their...


Nov 14, 2020

Disputes in Appalachia between the well-to-do were often handled with the use of firearms with one of the most well-known people from the region, Andrew Jackson, being famous for his duels with rivals. 

And when it wasn't a formal duel, these folks would often shoot it out, much like in the Wild West.  Today we tell of...


Nov 7, 2020

Saturday, September 24, 1904, started just like any other day for the passengers getting ready to board the Southern Railway Number 15 train at the Bristol Train Station.  It would end in a horrible, horrible way in New Market, Tennessee.

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