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An old southwest Virginia mine operator discussed his career in the 1890s, during a trip to Richmond, Virginia. He visited a historic tavern and
Folklore: Nina Craigmiles was a vivacious and precocious 7-year-old in 1871, as most children of her age and lifestyle are.
The case of Reuben Herndon is often mentioned as one instance of the "ordeal of blood" in Virginia's history, but unfortunately, no evidence can
Dances were a common fixture of late Nineteenth Century Appalachian life. They were a form of entertainment, as well as a means to discuss
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This is the next installment of "Fact vs. Folklore," at VaCreeper.
While not normally associated with coal mining, Tennessee indeed once produced the black diamond. As a result, the state suffered its share of related
Humanity has long known the dangers of idle gossip. The process of verbal embellishment and fabrication led to countless battles, social exile, and even
- InAccidents, Mishaps, and DisastersFolklore and Ghost StoriesForgotten Structures and BuildingsHistories of Appalachian PeoplesHistoryMyths and LegendsStorytelling
One of the most notable forgotten plantations in North Carolina was the Carroll Morrison plantation. Some accounts place the ancient estate 25 miles north
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A lone grave is surrounded by an old iron rail at the edge of a parking lot, around where Paroquet Springs once stood, in