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Stories-A History of Appalachia

Feb 27, 2021

Loyalties were divided in Appalachia, from Kentucky to Tennessee to North Carolina. And it was in western North Carolina that a Confederate army unit committed an atrocity against Union sympathizers living in Madison County.

Today we tell that story.

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Feb 20, 2021

Wise County, Virginia, saw very little racial violence after the Civil War. In fact, up until 1927, there were only three known cases of death by lynching in this southwestern Virginia county. But those three, each one more violent than the one before, led to the passage in Virginia of the first anti-lynching law in...


Feb 13, 2021

Firefighters responding to a house fire in Canton, Pennsylvania, in 1896 were stunned by what they found.  

Today we tell that story.

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Feb 6, 2021

Mason Evans was a schoolteacher and principal in McMinn County, in southeast Tennessee. After his one true love left him he made a fateful and life-changing decision to head to the Smoky Mountains. That's the story we tell you today.

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