The stereotypical “woman in black” has been a ominous figure throughout much of history. The Appalachian regions were no exception.
The Baker trial of 1891 held the region spellbound with shameless love, infidelity, and ultimately murder. The prosecution’s star witness was the mistress herself,
The term, “white liver,” has recently found its way into Appalachian discussions. According to legend, if a woman has the dreaded white liver, her
Emma Rogers was the prettiest lady in Claiborne County, Tennessee. Her beauty and finery earned her the title, "The Belle of Powell Valley.