Abingdon’s Femme Fatalle

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 Parsimonious Philanderer

One of the most famous swindling Romeos was captured near Gate City, Virginia. Ironically, at the same time of  the "Lonely Hearts" serial killers,

It Ends with Death

Both Jackson and Walling authored a final confession the day before the hanging. Their letters were supposed to go to Governor William Bradley's office.

Appalachian Curiosities- Are you Curious?

We are elated to announce the site's first book! Appalachian Curiosities is now available.

Summer 2015 Update

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It's no secret the site has gone without new material for some time. We'll soon return to regularly publishing history, but the sabbatical was

The Powers Family of Southwest Virginia

The Powers Family of Southwest Virginia The Powers Family POWER or POWERS PIONEER IRISH in NEW ENGLAND from: Pioneer Irish in New England,