Monthly Archives: October 2009

She’s like the great eagle she trains to hunt snakes–beautiful, terrible, & utterly unafraid

The following review by Charlie Wykes appeared October 29, 2009 in the online publication viewfromheremagazine.com When Pemberton returned to the North Carolina mountains after three months in Boston settling his father’s estate, among those waiting on the train platform was a young woman pregnant with Pemberton’s child. She was accompanied by her father, who carried […]

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Listen Here: weekly Appalachian History podcast posts today

We post a new episode of Appalachian History weekly podcast every Sunday. You can start listening right away by clicking the podcast icon over on the left side of your screen. If you’d rather grab the show off itunes for later listening, click here. We open today’s show with the story of a 1930s wonder […]

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Randolph County’s Courthouse War

Randolph County is the largest in West Virginia. Timber rich, today much of it is in the Monongahela National Forest. And that wealth of natural resources set the stage for the Courthouse War of the 1890s between the towns of Beverly and Elkins. Prior to 1898 Beverly was the county seat; one of the oldest […]

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Listen Here: weekly Appalachian History podcast posts today

We post a new episode of Appalachian History weekly podcast every Sunday. You can start listening right away by clicking the podcast icon over on the left side of your screen. If you’d rather grab the show off itunes for later listening, click here. We open today’s show with the question: “Did Chicago mobster Al […]

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Which way winter? Watch woolly worms!

You could check to see if the bees are flying low, observe the size of the acorns on the trees, or pay close attention to how foggy recent mornings have been in order to gauge what kind of a winter it’ll be. Easiest of all, you could get yourself over to Banner Elk, NC this […]

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