Crimes and Criminals / History / The History of Bad Men

From the Pulpit to the Prison

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The police waited for Reverend Tipton to finish his sermon on November, in 1892. Attendees were stunned to learn the simple “mountain preacher,” was actually a wanted man, married to three different women, wanted for two homicides, and who had outstanding warrants for forgery and grand larceny.

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Accidents, Mishaps, and Disasters / Coal Mines / Folklore and Ghost Stories / History

Centralia’s Silent Hill

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Centralia, Pennsylvania is the favorite mining town here at the House. Not only does it have a constant fire burning beneath its surface, it was the inspiration behind the “Silent Hill” media franchise.

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Forgotten Structures and Buildings / History

Kings Mountain Memorial Hospital

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This notable structure was once the hub of technology and architecture. The gorgeous detail to the exterior made it one of the most amazing structures in Bristol, VA and Bristol, TN.

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Coal Mines / Histories of Appalachian Peoples / History

Coal Mine Terminology

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Commonly used terms from the Appalachian Coal Mines and what they meant. Afterdamp- Toxic fumes that occur after an explosion within a mine.

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History

Centralia No. 5

Centralia, Illinois 111 Dead from Explosion March 25, 1947 On this day in 1947, Centralia was witness to a terrible mining disaster. A blown “shot” ignited coal dust and the resulting explosion killed 111 miners.

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