Histories of Appalachian Peoples

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Bradley Casteel and His Missing Girl

Bradley Casteel was Big Stone Gap native who'd fallen on hard times in Norfolk, Virginia. He was working in a prison camp on charges

Princess Kahina of Scott County

Kahina was an African Princess who began life as the daughter of a powerful king. Warriors from a rival tribe discovered her walking far

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.