Monthly Archives: December 2009

Edwards their man will be buried so deep beneath the great flood of Powers ballots

Mountain AdvocateBarbourville KYFri, Aug 5, 1910 Jackson County.Great Rejoicing Among the Edwards People. Last Monday being county court day in McKee, there was quite a large crowd gathered in from different parts of the county. This brought together in all including the 4 or 5 living in McKee about 1 dozen Edwards men, an unusually […]

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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 a look at fruitcake traditions in […]

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The town atop the steepest standard gauge railroad grade in the US

This recent private commission by cut paper collage artist Alice Feagan depicts the small town of Saluda in the mountains of western North Carolina. Founded originally as a rest stop for weary train travelers and made famous by its annual Coon Dog Day, Saluda, as you can see from the illustration, is small town charm. […]

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Old time musician Jean Ritchie recently suffered a stroke, and is in the hospital

Dan Dutton, whom she mentored, discusses her legacy in more depth today on the Dandylandmuse blog. From his post: Jean wrote this email to one of her folk music friends who wasn’t feeling well a while back, and posted it on the Mudcat traditional music discussion board. It is such an insightful and brave introspection: […]

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