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
The stereotypical “woman in black” has been a ominous figure throughout much of history. The Appalachian regions were no exception.
The Baker trial of 1891 held the region spellbound with shameless love, infidelity, and ultimately murder. The prosecution’s star witness was the mistress herself, and she wove a fantastic web in the courtroom.
The term, “white liver,” has recently found its way into Appalachian discussions. According to legend, if a woman has the dreaded white liver, her sexual appetites are so strong they kill her mate.
Emma Rogers was the prettiest lady in Claiborne County, Tennessee. Her beauty and finery earned her the title, “The Belle of Powell Valley.
A lavish wedding occurred at Virginia’s Emory and Henry College in May of 1855. Noted bachelor Henry Solon Kane, Esq.
Life in early Appalachia wasn’t always about outlaws and the thrill of blockading. It wasn’t always gunfire and violence.