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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.

Ku Klux Karma

American history is filled with atrocities committed by the Ku Klux Klan. It brings a welcome sense of divine justice to discover situations where

The Suicide that was Murder

Dr. Isaac "Cam" Anderson, brother of Bristol's Mayor Anderson, wedded a Gate City beauty named Mary Nelms in October of 1901.

The Importance of Good Catering

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

The Murder of the Ladies’ Man

Thomas Haydin was a man who loved the ladies. In April of 1897, that affection caught up with him.

The Consequences of Irreverent Laughter

Scott County's only double-execution happened on February 6, 1885. The hanging occurred in Estillville, later known as Gate City, Virginia.

M. B. “Doc” Taylor (1836-1893)

For some reason, many papers of the era list him as "C. H.

Killer Politics

November 3 of 1903, was Election Day in Scott County, Virginia. The battle started before the polls even opened.

Jim Wright (?-Sep. 8, 1902)

"Bad" Jim Wright (?-Sep.

E. C. Denton is Pardoned