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The Murder of Elsie Lawson

February 27, 2017
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"

A Salute to the Liar Mulhatton

February 27, 2017
For some reason, Mulhatton drew a sudden following in 1910. Perhaps it was the discovery that he was still alive, or that he'd found

Suspected Mulhattons from Unknown Authors

February 27, 2017
These fake works are often attributed to Mulhatton, but it remains to be verified if they are actually "Mulhatton originals." As a result, they

Classic Mulhattons from the Famous Liar

February 27, 2017
These are brief, paraphrased, and summarized articles from the tales and legends Mulhatton claimed. This is a unique glimpse into the imaginings of the

Joe Mulhatton: The Appalachian Baron Munchausen

February 27, 2017
Joseph "Joe" Mulhatton (1848-1913) was an icon of the Appalachians at one time who slipped through the fingers of memory. Despite a surge of

The Bizarre Millionaire Murder

February 27, 2017
James A. Mahoney is little known today, but in 1949, he was truly a Bristol pioneer on both sides of the state line.

Rotherwood Sources:

February 27, 2017
Further reading and information on the Rotherwood Mansion and its history: Bachman, Rev.

Ben Burchfield, Bristol’s Axe Murderer

February 27, 2017
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

An Appalachian Romeo and Juliet

February 27, 2017
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

February 27, 2017
A number of mysterious gas attacks occurred in several Appalachian areas during the Twentieth Century. Intriguingly enough, despite numerous attacks, no culprits were ever