Monthly Archives: July 2008

Fire!

Asheville, NC July 25, 1923—Fire down at the Emporium Department Store just outside of Pack Square. Photo looking towards Biltmore Avenue (south). Ashville+NC firefighting appalachia appalachian+mountains+history appalachian+history Tweet Send to Kindle

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The 3 Wonders of Appalachia

The World Heritage Committee (WHC), meeting in Quebec this week, on Monday added 8 natural sites and 19 cultural sites to UNESCO’s World Heritage List of cultural, natural, and mixed properties that have “outstanding universal value.” This brings the total to 905 sites listed: 697 cultural, 182 natural, and 26 mixed properties, in 145 states […]

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Happy 4th of July to all!

July 4, 1918 parade in Wheeling, WV. Wheeling+WV appalachia appalachian+history appalachian+mountains+history Tweet Send to Kindle

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The buck flies would just eat you up

“My parents farmed. Well, it’s a good life, but it’s a hard life. They raised cattle, sheep, and hogs for a living. [Their farm] had a lot of…… It wasn’t much level land, it was more rolling hills and pasture was in… It was sorta rough land. This farm had four springs on it and […]

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