Histories of Appalachian Peoples

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Abingdon’s Dry Killers

Scott County’s Battle Physician

Dr. Robert Watson “Doc” McConnell was born in 1869.

The Buchanan County Butcher

Everyone seems to have a complaint with the justice system today. The fact remains that most of us take our due process for granted.

The Spy Who Came to Kingsport

Notorious Soviet spy Harry Gold was captured in 1950. For most of America, it just meant another enemy agent was no longer working against

A House of Death in Carter County

The night of January 7, 1938, didn't start with any distinction; however, the events that would happen that night forever changed Carter County, Tennessee.

Rage

William Bales visited brother-in-law Burney Bayless on October 4, 1908. He didn't say a word as he entered the house in Johnson City, Tennessee.

A Fatal Attraction

John Orr came home from work as usual, but things at home were not as usual on July 2, 1906. His wife was missing,

The Tall Soldier of Indian Creek

A mysterious figure once haunted the Indian Creek area of Wise County, Virginia. The phantom was over seven feet tall and haunted all who

The Squeaking Door

A tale out of Letcher County, Kentucky, is about an unusual haunting. Preacher Wesley "Little Wes" Collins experienced one of the strangest ghosts in

A Cold Case in Nickelsville

It was a mild and balmy May evening when services ended at Culbertson's Chapel, in Nickelsville, Virginia. Everson "Red" Collins attended and afterward visited