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Stories-A History of Appalachia


Sep 29, 2018

The city of Kingsport, Tennessee, was a planned community.  Built with money from the Appalachian coalfields combined with Yankee expertise, Kingsport was laid out based on towns and cities in New England, with everything planned by the city fathers, which is why it today goes by the name "The Model City."  Kingsport was chartered in 1917, but within two years those city fathers discovered that while they could plan and manage their new metropolis, they couldn't plan for the evil that existed in the hearts of men.  In 1919 an assault and murder of a young girl occurred there, the first and even today one of the worst the city has seen. And Rod and Steve tell that story on today's episode of the Stories podcast.

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