Accidents, Mishaps, and Disasters / Crimes and Criminals / Histories of Appalachian Peoples

That’s a Flinch

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Alexander Wright was a locomotive fireman in Bristol, Virginia. Wright loved practical jokes, until one joke went horribly wrong.

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Accidents, Mishaps, and Disasters / Crimes and Criminals / History

Killer Politics

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

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Crimes and Criminals / History / The History of Bad Men

Charles Mead (?-1909)

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Charles Mead (?-1909) Mead was a mountain desperado who robbed and murdered J.

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Crimes and Criminals / Histories of Appalachian Peoples / Shady Ladies

No Greater Love

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Life in early Appalachia wasn’t always about outlaws and the thrill of blockading. It wasn’t always gunfire and violence.

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Accidents, Mishaps, and Disasters / Crimes and Criminals / History

Accidents and Events 1867-1930

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This is a list of notable accidents and events that occurred in the Tri-Cities region: In March of 1867, Rev.

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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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