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Stories-A History of Appalachia

Oct 30, 2021

For this year’s Halloween tale, we’re going to go back a couple of years to once again tell you one of our more popular stories, about the hermit of Pound Gap.

A traveler uncovers a local legend about an old hermit living in a cave on the Virginia/Kentucky border, so he sets about to investigate.  We tell you that...


Oct 23, 2021

In 1877 a young Kentucky man's body was found by the side of the road, the victim of a knife attack. Suspicion quickly fell on the deceased's former best friend since the two had recently had a falling out over a girl. That led the friend to go on the run.

20 years later he was found and brought back to Kentucky to...


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 9, 2021

In 1977 a small town along the Tug River in West Virginia needed a bridge.  They got that bridge, and became world-famous in the process.  

That's our story this week.

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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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