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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

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 Starving Time in Jamestown

Smith was not the only one to suffer after he left Virginia. Jamestown became a veritable ghost town.

Some Generall Historie

History books have been written of Virginia since Captain John Smith's Generall Historie of Virginia, produced by the London Company of England. He authored

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

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 Importance of Good Catering

A lavish wedding occurred at Virginia's Emory and Henry College, in May of 1855. Noted bachelor Henry Solon Kane, Esq.

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.

Reverend Thrasher’s Ghost

Reverend George Thrasher lived less than 100 miles from the Moon household, in Botetourt County. His story is occasionally set in Buchanan County, but