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Stories-A History of Appalachia

Nov 27, 2021

With it being Thanksgiving weekend, Rod and Steve have decided to take this week off, so today we are presenting an encore presentation of one of our first podcast episodes.

In 1935 a young woman from Pound, Virginia, was accused of murdering her father and put on trial in Wise.  The trial brought on an onslaught of...


Nov 13, 2021

A hundred years ago two men were captured near Harriman, Tennessee, after an intense manhunt.  They, along with two other men, were responsible for an attempted armed bank robbery, two kidnappings, and one murder during a crime spree through the Tennessee hills west of Knoxville in June, 1921.

Today we tell that...


Oct 16, 2021

In 1803 John Sevier was the governor of the state of Tennessee and Andrew Jackson was a Superior Court judge, both in Knoxville.  They were also bitter political rivals.  One day the two met on the steps of the Knox County Courthouse and began an argument that turned into a fist fight and challenges from both men to the...


Oct 2, 2021

After the Civil War a group of English men and women traveled to the hills of Tennessee to set up a utopian colony.  

Today we tell that story.

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Sep 11, 2021

1929 was a rough year for the jailer at the Yancey County jail, in North Carolina.  That year saw not one but two 3-prisoner escapes from the facility.  

That's our story today.

Thanks for listening and for sharing our stories of Appalachian history.