Laura Wright

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Will Allen Dromgoole (1860-1934)

No series on Melungeons is complete without discussion on the individuals who kept history aware of them. This article covers a woman who is

Campaign for Racial Restoration

As a historical website, one discussion needs particular attention. In areas of genealogy, we have reached a pinnacle in America that shouldn't be as

Strange Cases of Kleptomania

These Virginia thieves put the "mania" in kleptomania. The authorities were as amused by them as residents were annoyed with them.

George W. Robinette: The Bone Collector

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George W. Robinette was a fascinating figure in Scott County history.

The Forgotten Mystery of the Franklin House

The Franklin House was also known as the Franklin Hotel, a structural staple in Richmond for around a century. The 100-room building was given

The Witch Bride

A wealthy bachelor named McKim owned a gristmill and much prosperous farming land in Virginia. His wealth made him very influential and citizens from

The Sybert Witch and a Bouncing Bed

Reports flooded national headlines in December of 1938. The Sybert family lived along Wallen’s Creek in Powell Mountain.

The Legend of the Big Stone Gap Vampire

Vampire lore is one of the most popular forms of folklore and its reach spans the globe. Here’s a tale of ghoulish proportions that

Virginia’s Code Duello

The "Code Duello" is the historic term for the "gentlemanly" act of dueling. This historic practice permeated societies around the globe for centuries.

The Starving Time in Jamestown

Smith was not the only one to suffer after he left Virginia. Jamestown became a veritable ghost town.