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The Forgotten Mystery of the Franklin House

The Franklin House was also known as the Franklin Hotel, a structural staple in Richmond for around a century. The 100-room building was given

The Southwestern State Lunatic Asylum and the Forget-Me-Nots

The landscape in Southwestern Virginia flourished in the 1880s. The thriving mining industry meant towns and cities developed faster across the state's mountainous region

Ku Klux Karma

American history is filled with atrocities committed by the Ku Klux Klan. It brings a welcome sense of divine justice to discover situations where

Melungeon Etymology

This word has been used for centuries, although in strikingly different contexts. The most likely origin is the French term "Mélange," which simply means

M. B. “Doc” Taylor (1836-1893)

For some reason, many papers of the era list him as "C. H.

Kings Mountain Memorial Hospital

This notable structure was once the hub of technology and architecture. The gorgeous detail to the exterior made it one of the most amazing

Abingdon’s Dry Killers

The Appalachian Druid Church

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

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

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