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Stories-A History of Appalachia

Jun 26, 2021

In 1877 a farmer was shot dead as he was working in his fields.  No one saw who fired the shot and nobody confessed to the murder.  But Daniel Dean was hanged for the crime, splitting his community in half.

Today we tell that story.

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Jun 19, 2021

In 1929 there were textile strikes going on across the southeastern U. S., including at the two mills located in Elizabethton, Tennessee. Mack Elliott worked at one of those plants and was involved in union organizing there, which led, literally, to an explosive development.

Today we tell that story.

 


Jun 12, 2021

During the French Revolution a French baron attempted to establish a colony of Frenchmen in Appalachia, at present-day St. Paul, Virginia.  Today we tell you that story.

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Jun 5, 2021

Explorer, surveyor, soldier and Indian agent are all jobs held by Joseph Martin. He also built a settlement, Martin's Station, that was a way station for settlers moving west into Kentucky.

Today we tell his story.

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