Noah Fulton's execution remains one of the most controversial instances of capital punishment in Virginia. The 21-year-old was tried and convicted of first-degree murder
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Emma Rogers was the prettiest lady in Claiborne County, Tennessee. Her beauty and finery earned her the title, "The Belle of Powell Valley.
Elsie Lawson was a bright and vivacious 11-year-old in 1921. She lived with her family at the end of Pulp Row, or "Chinch Row"
James A. Mahoney is little known today, but in 1949, he was truly a Bristol pioneer on both sides of the state line.
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr.
The proverbial "axe murderer" is a staple of many urban legends. It's been the subject of countless works in film and fiction, inspired by
The legend of the Travers Ghost hails from Bardstown, in Rockcastle County, Kentucky. The old "Ross Cabin," was the scene of many paranormal events
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This is one of the strangest courtroom dramas ever fathomed... and it actually happened.
Sullivan County's only hanging took place on November 17, 1897. Some rumors state it was actually done inside the courthouse, but there's little documentation
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A number of mysterious gas attacks occurred in several Appalachian areas during the Twentieth Century. Intriguingly enough, despite numerous attacks, no culprits were ever