Gate City witnessed two different shootings on May 25, 1903. “Lil” Ramey tried to run Brayton Salyer off his property after he discovered Salyer’s illicit distillery. Ramey, nephew of outlaw … Read More
Sallie B. Leonard was found on a road near “English’s field.” This field was beside the English Mill Dam in Bristol. The mill sits on Beaver Creek, and has also … Read More
The year 1929 is possibly the most infamous year in the Twentieth Century, for the United States. February brought the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre. That spring saw a superstorm that … Read More
The body of a woman was found floating in Boone Lake, on February 9, 1975. A fisherman found her at the mouth of Muddy Creek, near the Tri-City boat dock, at around 10:45 am.
Cassard was a notable community in 1938, around 10 miles west of Kingsport, Tennessee. This Scott County region had a number of unique features, including the Pennsylvania Glass plant and a Swedish mission. It was shaken to its foundation on August 3, when the body of 14-year-old Willie Mae Gentry was found.
Scott County’s only double-execution happened on February 6, 1885. The hanging occurred in Estillville, later known as Gate City, Virginia.
One of the most famous swindling Romeos was captured near Gate City, Virginia. Ironically, at the same time of the “Lonely Hearts” serial killers, notorious “Lonely Heart” Ernest I.
Everyone seems to have a complaint with the justice system today. The fact remains that most of us take our due process for granted.
Notorious Soviet spy Harry Gold was captured in 1950. For most of America, it just meant another enemy agent was no longer working against the nation.
The night of January 7, 1938, didn’t start with any distinction; however, the events that would happen that night forever changed Carter County, Tennessee. Three little girls would be dead, and the nation would be left asking, “why?