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Life after Death

February 27, 2017
Elis Lawton was born in Scott County, Virginia. By 1905, he worked in Colorado mine owned by a man named Baxter Pate.

Hatfield’s Jail Break

February 27, 2017
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 Appalachian Druid Church

February 27, 2017
The term "Druid Church" is an archaic phrase used during the Nineteenth and early Twentieth Centuries. It referred to a common event in Appalachian

Chasing the Mysterious Clay-Eaters

February 27, 2017
There was a strange community in Nineteenth Century North Carolina, according to legend, who subsisted entirely on clay. The addiction was unlike any known

Stone Mountain’s Strangest Mine

February 27, 2017
At the turn of the Twentieth Century, a natural formation on Stone Mountain promised to be a major attraction. Stone Mountain is directly on

The Female Stranger

February 27, 2017
This mysterious grave in St. Paul's Cemetery has stirred more questions, more suspicion, and more romantic notions than perhaps any other location in Alexandria,

Noah Fulton and the Execution of Confusion

February 27, 2017
Noah Fulton's execution remains one of the most controversial instances of capital punishment in Virginia. The 21-year-old was tried and convicted of first-degree murder

Eastern North Carolina Cherokee Legends

February 27, 2017
Native Americans, like the settlers, had their own respective culture in every tribe. Just as the Irish and German settlers brought differing cultures, so

Greeneville’s Gossip Fatalities

February 27, 2017
Humanity has long known the dangers of idle gossip. The process of verbal embellishment and fabrication led to countless battles, social exile, and even

The Murderous Belle of Powell Valley

February 27, 2017
Emma Rogers was the prettiest lady in Claiborne County, Tennessee. Her beauty and finery earned her the title, "The Belle of Powell Valley.