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An Appalachian Romeo and Juliet

The Ripley and Sutherland families of Hawkins County, Tennessee, were much like the Capulet and Montague families in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Sadly, the

A Phantom Gasser

A number of mysterious gas attacks occurred in several Appalachian areas during the Twentieth Century. Intriguingly enough, despite numerous attacks, no culprits were ever

Marble Hall beyond Murder

Murder was not the end of Marble Hall. Eventually even the Blackley family moved on and other families took shelter within its ornate walls.

The Marble Hall Fiend

Blevins arrested Joe Harris without incident. The authorities searched his belongings and found Charles Brown's wallet, containing $253.

The Marble Hall Murder

As with many uncommon houses, Marble Hall inevitably gained an uncommon history. A wealthy farmer named John Brown purchased the home after Rice's debtors

The History of Marble Hall

Marble Hall was constructed in 1846. The date was chiseled atop one of the marble drains.

The Ghost of Marble Hall

There is a site off Highway 11-W, just a few miles outside of Rogersville, Tennessee, that has been virtually forgotten. The obscurity, however, does

The Rotherwood Conclusion

As is typical, the facts win in the story of Rotherwood. The structure has witnessed death, war, poverty, desperation, marauding soldiers, and it was

The Rotherwood Bridge

The Rotherwood Bridge has seen several incarnations, but one fact is true of them all: every crossing sees more action than perhaps any other

Stoneman’s Raid at Rotherwood

In December 1864, Stoneman's Raid into Southwest Virginia was an effort to cripple the northern portion of the Confederacy. The raid went from Bean