An African-American business owner in Bristol lay on his deathbed, in February 1876. He’d enjoyed a successful life and had well-established himself, as well as his family. The confessions from … Read More
T.R. Kyle was a merchandiser in Big Stone Gap, Virginia. Kyle had a literal clearance of his wares in March 1901. Locals were stunned to see his products at half … Read More
Ale Artrip miraculously returned home in 1929. His family was overwhelmed, but overjoyed. Artrip was very much alive and well, even though they’d mourned his passing since the 1890s. Artrip … Read More
The morning started as any other on December 11, 1907. Nothing was amiss… until an explosion rocked Bristol, Virginia. The Benjamin Shipley home was just obliterated. The roof was blown … Read More
The Tri-Cities region encompasses three main cities, in two states, as well as numerous towns and villages. It has a combined population of around 500,000. This region is located among … Read More
Abingdon is the county seat for Washington County, Virginia. Founded in 1778, it has seen many changes through time. One of the strangest episodes in its long and storied history … Read More
Sylvester Cecil Luttrell was a Southern Rail employee in 1906. He had no history of crime or violence, but a crime occurred in his living quarters that made many locals’ … Read More
Deputy Clerk David S. Morrison worked at the Scott County Courthouse in March of 1891. Trusted deputy clerks handled all monies for court costs, fees, and allowances made to jail … 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.
The stereotypical “woman in black” has been a ominous figure throughout much of history. The Appalachian regions were no exception.