Monthly Archives: January 2010

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 1912 capture of fugitive outlaws […]

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They slapped handcuffs on his wrists. "I guess you’ve got me"

New York Times.September 15, 1912, Sunday CATCH SIDNA ALLEN BY TRAILING GIRL; Wesley Edwards Also Captured at Des Moines — His Sweetheart Gives Clue. DES MOINES, Iowa, Sept. 14. — With arms and feet pinioned in heavy irons and watched over by an armed guard, Sidna Allen and Wesley Edwards, members of the outlaw gang […]

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“Turning Obstacles into Opportunities: An Appalachian Upbringing.”

The Laurel County [KY] Public Library will host Appalachian lecturer Dr. Aaron Thompson on Tuesday, February 2nd from 6:00-7:00 pm. Dr. Thompson will be speaking on “Turning Obstacles into Opportunities: An Appalachian Upbringing.” In this talk, Dr. Thompson will tell how he was born in a two-room cabin in a Clay County hollow and grew […]

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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 funerary practices prior […]

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The things you’ll find in a barn

“One of the most popular pages of the monthly publication of a tool collectors’ club is its Whatsis Column. Antique gadgets that stump the experts are frequently turning up. In the era of hand-made tools, it was logical that one-of-a-kind implements were created—the man who custom-made his own tools could allow himself the luxury of […]

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