Alexander Wright was a locomotive fireman in Bristol, Virginia. Wright loved practical jokes, until one joke went horribly wrong.
November 3 of 1903, was Election Day in Scott County, Virginia. The battle started before the polls even opened.
Charles Mead (?-1909) Mead was a mountain desperado who robbed and murdered J.
Life in early Appalachia wasn’t always about outlaws and the thrill of blockading. It wasn’t always gunfire and violence.
The police waited for Reverend Tipton to finish his sermon on November, in 1892. Attendees were stunned to learn the simple “mountain preacher,” was actually a wanted man, married to three different women, wanted for two homicides, and who had outstanding warrants for forgery and grand larceny.