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Oliver Vermillion’s Silent Bones

Oliver Vermillion was a wealthy man in the 1820s. He lived in the Thompson's Ford area of Nicklesville, Virginia.

The Ordeal of Blood

This historic practice goes by many names: Bier's Test, Bier-Right, Trial by Touch, Ordeal of Blood, Blood-test, Covenanting by Blood, and many others that

Ghosts in Big Bull Tunnel

Big Bull Tunnel is a utilitarian fixture of Southwest Virginia. It has never been a notable attraction, simply another train tunnel, located in Wise

It Ends with Death

Both Jackson and Walling authored a final confession the day before the hanging. Their letters were supposed to go to Governor William Bradley's office.

Appalachian Curiosities- Are you Curious?

We are elated to announce the site's first book! Appalachian Curiosities is now available.