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Stories-A History of Appalachia

Nov 27, 2021

With it being Thanksgiving weekend, Rod and Steve have decided to take this week off, so today we are presenting an encore presentation of one of our first podcast episodes.

In 1935 a young woman from Pound, Virginia, was accused of murdering her father and put on trial in Wise.  The trial brought on an onslaught of...


Nov 20, 2021

Over 120 years ago one of Devil Anse Hatfield's sons made his escape from a Williamson, West Virginia, jail.  How he got in that jail, why he escaped and where he went is our story this week.

Be sure to subscribe to the Stories podcast, at Apple Podcasts, Audible, PlayerFM, Stitcher, Spotify, Audacy or on your...


Nov 13, 2021

A hundred years ago two men were captured near Harriman, Tennessee, after an intense manhunt.  They, along with two other men, were responsible for an attempted armed bank robbery, two kidnappings, and one murder during a crime spree through the Tennessee hills west of Knoxville in June, 1921.

Today we tell that...


Nov 6, 2021

In the early 1800's central Pennsylvania was the home of a man named David Lewis.  Lewis joined the army then went AWOL, starting down a road that led to him becoming a charming con man, counterfeiter, robber and murderer, as well as a legend in the area, some even comparing Lewis to Robin Hood.

Today we tell his...


Oct 30, 2021

For this year’s Halloween tale, we’re going to go back a couple of years to once again tell you one of our more popular stories, about the hermit of Pound Gap.

A traveler uncovers a local legend about an old hermit living in a cave on the Virginia/Kentucky border, so he sets about to investigate.  We tell you that...