The History of Bad Men

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Hatfield’s Jail Break

The Hatfield-McCoy feud is a part of American history that has became a common adjective for any bitter dispute between people. The original warfare

The Murderous Belle of Powell Valley

Emma Rogers was the prettiest lady in Claiborne County, Tennessee. Her beauty and finery earned her the title, "The Belle of Powell Valley.

The Murder of Elsie Lawson

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"

Strange Case of Dr. Jay and Mr. Hyde

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr.

Ben Burchfield, Bristol’s Axe Murderer

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 Ghost of John Gamble

This is one of the strangest courtroom dramas ever fathomed... and it actually happened.

The Silver Bullet

Lawrence Nutting was a U. S.

The Tragic Ballad of Lillie Davis

Ack Hale burst into the Bristol police station on the night of March 27, 1907. He told authorities he'd just been near the East

The Wentz Mystery

The Wentz mystery is a phenomenon that hit Southwest Virginia in the early 1900s. It's imperative to understand rural Appalachian life to explore the

The Ridiculous Regulators

One of the worst episodes of deadly incompetence in southwest Virginia was enacted by a group of men who called themselves "Regulators." They wore