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Stories-A History of Appalachia

Aug 17, 2019

The 1868 presidential election was the first held in the country since the end of the Civil War.  Recently freed slaves flocked to the polls on election day in Asheville, North Carolina, to cast their votes for the Republican Party.  At the same time white voters came out to vote for the Democratic Party, run by...

Jul 26, 2016

On this episode of Stories, Steve and Rod tell the story of Civil War soldier and unrepentant Confederate Ezekial Pyles, who joined 20,000 other men and women in founding a colony in Brazil after the war. You can subscribe to the podcast at iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play or on your favorite podcast app. Thanks for […]

Mar 22, 2016

Up until the end of the nineteenth century, most “doctoring” in the rural parts of Appalachia was done by folk healers or “granny-women,” who used old time roots and herbs and traditional treatments. One of the first true doctors to settle in the mountains of Southwest Virginia was an Englishman named...