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Stories-A History of Appalachia

Aug 28, 2021

Probably nobody embodies Appalachia and her people more than a man born near Limestone, Tennessee, in 1786.  Davy Crockett was a frontiersman, cowboy, businessman, politician and a martyr to the cause of Texas independence.  

Today we start telling you his very big story.

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Aug 21, 2021

In 1945 a preacher was arrested and charged in his wife's death...by snakebite.

Seems he had been holding a service near Norton, Virginia, in which a large poisonous snake had been placed in his hand, and his wife had been bitten when she reached over to pat the creature's head.

Today we tell the story of a death in a...


Aug 14, 2021

In 1671 Thomas Batts and Richard Fallam set out from Appomatox Town (near present day Petersburg), Virginia, on a mission of exploration into Appalachia.  Along the way they discovered the New River and many other places in the western part of the colony.

Today we tell their story.

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Aug 6, 2021

One hundred years ago this month the largest labor uprising in American history occurred in southern West Virginia when striking coal miners gathered with weapons and headed toward the Appalachian coal fields, intent on unionizing the mines there.

What started with a deadly shootout in Matewan between men hired by the...