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Virginia’s Code Duello

The "Code Duello" is the historic term for the "gentlemanly" act of dueling. This historic practice permeated societies around the globe for centuries.

The Suicide that was Murder

Dr. Isaac "Cam" Anderson, brother of Bristol's Mayor Anderson, wedded a Gate City beauty named Mary Nelms in October of 1901.

The Murder of the Ladies’ Man

Thomas Haydin was a man who loved the ladies. In April of 1897, that affection caught up with him.

The Consequences of Irreverent Laughter

Scott County's only double-execution happened on February 6, 1885. The hanging occurred in Estillville, later known as Gate City, Virginia.

M. B. “Doc” Taylor (1836-1893)

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

Killer Politics

November 3 of 1903, was Election Day in Scott County, Virginia. The battle started before the polls even opened.

Jim Wright (?-Sep. 8, 1902)

"Bad" Jim Wright (?-Sep.

Charles Mead (?-1909)

Charles Mead (?-1909) Mead was a mountain desperado who robbed and murdered J.

No Greater Love

Life in early Appalachia wasn't always about outlaws and the thrill of blockading. It wasn't always gunfire and violence.

The Campbell County Horror

Country music singer Bobby Mackey owns "Bobby Mackey's Music World" in Wilder, Kentucky. This Campbell County institution is globally renown for a variety of