Any Witch Way?

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Residents of the Appalachian Mountains have a number of unique struggles and adversities not found elsewhere, as it has always been. The prevalence of

The Black Mountain Triangle

The Bermuda Triangle has been discussed for centuries for its disappearances and strange events. What is not known is that Appalachian regions also have

Melungeon Exploitation

The Melungeons emerged into common knowledge as a group of isolationists in Northeastern Tennessee. Their primary home was in Hancock County, in a place

Abijah Alley

Abijah Alley, of Eighteenth Century Scott County, is one of the most difficult individuals to locate information on. Alley left a fantastic legacy that

The Wentz Mystery

The Wentz mystery is a phenomenon that hit Southwest Virginia in the early 1900s. It's imperative to understand rural Appalachian life to explore the

A Suspected Tribute of… Respect?

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Obituaries in the Nineteenth Century are known for being incredibly long and affectionate. There is one obituary that is unbelievably so, so much so

Love, Honor, and Attempted Murder

A lavish wedding occurred at Virginia's Emory and Henry College in May of 1855. Noted bachelor Henry Solon Kane, Esq.

Sources for Will Allen Dromgoole

1. The Writer, Volume 6.

Ghosts in Dromgoole’s Closet

Aside from the ridiculous racism and bigotry exhibited in her non-fiction works, there are many issues with Dromgoole's material on both Melungeons and the

The Ridiculous Regulators

One of the worst episodes of deadly incompetence in southwest Virginia was enacted by a group of men who called themselves "Regulators." They wore