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Stories-A History of Appalachia


Nov 23, 2019

The Minneapolis Lakers weren’t exactly setting the basketball world on fire in January, 1959.  In fact, on January 16th they had a 15/27 won loss record for the season.  The 16th was the day the Lakers were scheduled to appear in Charleston, West Virginia’s brand new civic center to play the Cincinnati Royals, and they hoped to break a four game losing streak with the help of their talented rookie player Elgin Baylor. 

As it turned out, that was not to be.

Today we tell the story of why Elgin Baylor boycotted that game in Charleston, part of the history of Appalachia.

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