Yearly Archives: 2008

The Poor Man’s Stonehenge

Sometimes, you see something and it’s so far removed from what you expected, that all you can mutter is, “Huh?” That was my reaction, the first time I hiked back through the woods, to see “The Wall” at Fort Mountain State Park, atop Fort Mountain, just east of Chatsworth, Georgia. It’s part of the Chattahoochee […]


The Scopes Monkey Trial

It was 1925 and the world was coming unhinged. Friedrich Nietzsche and Karl Marx had gotten people to thinking. Albert Einstein had turned science on its ear. Sigmund Freud had brought up topics previously considered taboo. White kids were starting to pay attention to black kids’ music, that thing called Jazz. The temperance folks’ noble […]


Last Cherokee council before Trail of Tears

Hi, everybody. While Dave’s on a much-needed vacation, I’ll be pinch-hitting for him here at I’ll be doing a piece each day this week, about a place near and dear to my heart– Southeast Tennessee. Some of the topics may be familiar to you; some may be brand new. But, either way, I hope […]


Time for a little R&R!

I’m taking a little vacation next week, folks. But I’ll tell you what, I’m leaving you in the capable hands of blogger Tim Hooker, who runs the very delightful Sushi Tuesday blog out of Cleveland, TN. If he can’t get you through the worst dog days of August, well then you’ll want to get a […]



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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