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
A shack once stood in the Gap Creek area of Carter County, Tennessee. A traveling salesman passed through the area nearly a century ago. He’d endured a hard, unsuccessful day … 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 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 stereotypical “woman in black” has been a ominous figure throughout much of history. The Appalachian regions were no exception.
There was once a haunted house in the Big Laurel section of Wise County, Virginia. No one lived there for any length of time, until a traveling preacher stayed one night and unraveled the mystery.
A large rock once sat beside the road going between Wise and Norton, near the small coal town Esserville, Virginia. The rock was believed to have its own banshee that foretold death.
It was a mild and balmy May evening when services ended at Culbertson’s Chapel, in Nickelsville, Virginia. Everson “Red” Collins attended and afterward visited with friends at the home of Kelly “Buster” or “Buck” Vermillion.