The Starving Time in Jamestown

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

Some Generall Historie

[caption id="attachment_156" align="alignleft" width="155"] The Black Horse Tavern, a historic public house in Colonial times.[/caption]…

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…

Ku Klux Karma

[caption id="attachment_146" align="alignleft" width="300"] ???[/caption] American history is filled with atrocities committed by the Ku…

The Suicide that was Murder

Dr. Isaac "Cam" Anderson, brother of Bristol's Mayor Anderson, wedded a Gate City beauty named…

The Importance of Good Catering

A lavish wedding occurred at Virginia's Emory and Henry College, in May of 1855. Noted…

Y-DNA of the Fomorians

[caption id="attachment_136" align="alignleft" width="300"] Marcel Roux- "Halte de démons"[/caption] In Irish mythology, the Fomoire (or…

The Gouge Tragedy

Harmon Gouge was a businessman in Carter County, Tennessee. A simple business argument with his…

Rage

William Bales visited his brother-in-law in Johnson City, Tennessee, on October 5, 1908. He carried…

The Murder of the Ladies’ Man

Thomas Haydin was a man who loved the ladies. In April of 1897, that affection…