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Stories-A History of Appalachia

Feb 24, 2018

During the 1880's a dispute broke out over where the county seat of Tucker County, West Virginia, should be.  Unlike the usual political fighting over where the courthouse and county offices should be, this one involved an armed mob intent on taking matters into their own hands.

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Oct 1, 2016

For over a hundred years, the states of Tennessee and Virginia tried to figure out their common border. It took a United States Supreme Court decision and a near war between Bristol, Tennessee, and Goodson, Virginia, over water pipes in the middle of present-day State Street to get that line drawn on a map. On […]