Yearly Archives: 2008

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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Every coal miner’s lunch bucket smelled of the coal mines

“My father walked six miles carrying a bucket and a pick. The bucket was made of tin and in the bottom of the bucket was tea for lunch, and the top of the upper section of the bucket was a compartment for a couple of sandwiches or some fruit and then the lid. Inside the […]

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The first car in Crow, WV

Photo caption reads: “First car to Crow, W. Va. Walter Dudley and family of Glen Morgan, Permission Postmisstress at Crow. June 11, 1910″ appalachia appalachian+history appalachian+mountains+history automobiles Crow+WV Raleigh+County+WV Tweet Send to Kindle

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You are now embarking on a perilous course

Representative Joseph Crockett Shaffer(R-9th District, VA) had been a member of the 71st Congress for only 3 months when the De Priest incident made national news. It was June 1929, and First Lady Louann Hoover had refused to invite black Congressman Oscar De Priest’s wife, Jessie Williams De Priest, to the White House to have […]

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