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Stories-A History of Appalachia

Jan 29, 2022

In 1950 a man shot and killed his sister-in-law and niece in a country store in northeast Tennessee.

Why he did that is our story today.

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Jan 21, 2022

In 1951 Little League baseball came to Norton, Virginia.  In that very first season the Little League allowed black boys and white boys to play together, fully integrated, for the first time in the South.

Today we tell that story.

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Jan 15, 2022

After the end of the Revolutionary War the land north and west of the Ohio River was organized by Congress into the Northwest Territory.  Soon settlers began to move into the eastern part of the territory (the future state of Ohio) and form new towns, including Marietta, at the junction of the Muskingum and...


Jan 8, 2022

At the turn of the 20th century, a Kentucky man obsessed with spiritualism, fortune-telling, seances and speaking to the dead, was convinced to marry a "psychic" and give her all his property. This act set off a chain of events involving this man, his siblings, his new (fourth) wife, and a man named Fred, all of...


Jan 1, 2022

In May of 1902 one of the best-run mine companies in the Coal Creek, Tennessee, area suffered a disaster when an explosion trapped and killed 216 miners, all but 3 of the adult male population of the Fraterville community.

Today we tell that story. 

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