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Joe Mulhatton: The Appalachian Baron Munchausen

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 Curse of Dry Gulch

Virginia City, better known as Dry Gulch Junction, was a wild west attraction in Wytheville, Virginia. Dry Gulch was situated on the edge of

Rotherwood Sources:

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

Morrison’s Phantom Steeds

One of the most notable forgotten plantations in North Carolina was the Carroll Morrison plantation. Some accounts place the ancient estate 25 miles north

The Lone Grave

A lone grave is surrounded by an old iron rail at the edge of a parking lot, around where Paroquet Springs once stood, in

The Haunted Tavern

Harrodsburg was the first town in Kentucky. It was also home to a notoriously haunted tavern that's long been forgotten.

An Appalachian Romeo and Juliet

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

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

Lord Brewer’s Dragon Bed

The ruins of a magnificent stone house once stood high atop a bluff in the North Carolina pine forests, alongside the Cape Fear River.

Marble Hall beyond Murder

Murder was not the end of Marble Hall. Eventually even the Blackley family moved on and other families took shelter within its ornate walls.