Yearly Archives: 2008

Fire set during a robbery

William E. Carpenter shot these 8×10 glassplate photographs at the scene of a November 17, 1901 fire in Freemansburg, WV. According to the Weston Independent of November 19, 1901, the fire destroyed the businesses of Robinson and Hall and C. H. Taylor, the post office (in Robinson and Hall), and the Grange Hall. Lost were […]

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Sadie Hawkins Day

It’s the first Saturday in November and you’re a single girl at home watching television. Well, don’t just sit there, go out and find a man! It’s Sadie Hawkins Day! According to American folk tradition, Sadie Hawkins’ Day affords women the opportunity to ask out a man. Although not an uncommon practice today, when this […]

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Along the wooded slopes and ridges

Claude W. Hibbard was the first naturalist at Kentucky’s Mammoth Cave National Park (June 1, 1934 to August 22, 1935). His job was to evaluate the area and record the types of wildlife he found in this region. Hibbard was to look at various habitats in this region and evaluate them to help determine what […]

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The first minigolf tournament in the US

“Garnet Carter was an entrepreneur, and he developed 300 acres here on top of Lookout Mountain as a resort community in 1928,” says Bill Chapin, Carter’s nephew. “With the Fairyland Inn as the cornerstone of his development, he had plans to continue development with a world class 18 hole golf course. The golf course construction […]

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Never to Leave the Holler!

Please welcome guest blogger Matthew Burns of Pendleton County WV, author of the recently begun Appalachian Lifestyles blog. “My goal in starting this blog was to create a forum where I could share my colorful family stories,” he tells me, and the following story certainly fits that bill. A few days ago, I received from […]

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