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Stories-A History of Appalachia

Mar 27, 2021

In 1949 a gang robbed the Bank of Follansbee, near Weirton, West Virginia, of $5,400.00 and made their escape. Later that night two policemen pulled over a car they suspected belonged to those robbers.

Things did not go as they planned, and we tell that story this week.

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Mar 19, 2021

November 14, 1970, is a date burned into the memories of the residents of Huntington, West Virginia.  That's the day Marshall University lost its football team in a terrible plane crash, and that's the story we tell today.

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Mar 13, 2021

New Straitsville, Ohio, was founded as a coal town in the Hocking Valley after the Civil War. Labor unrest happened in the 1880's, leading to the Great Hocking Valley coal strike. During that strike something unthinkable happened, and is still happening today.

On this episode of the podcast we tell that story.

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Mar 6, 2021

In 1873 a wave of cholera swept across the southeastern U.S.  This epidemic hit the town of Greeneville, Tennessee, hard; so hard, in fact, that around 10% of the town's population was killed.

Today we tell that story.

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