Monthly Archives: February 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 a story from the boyhood of […]

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Liza Jane

When I go a-courtin’,I’ll go on the train.When I go to marry,I’ll marry Liza Jane. Chorus:O Law’, Liza, po’ gal,O Law’, Liza Jane,O Law’, Liza, po’ gal,She died on the train. The hardest work I ever didWas a-brakin’on a train;The easiest work I ever didWas a-huggin’ Liza Jane. When I went to see her,She met […]

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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 the rise of […]

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A Visit with Dr. Ralph

Man of Constant Sorrow: My Life and Times by Dr. Ralph Stanley with Eddie Dean (781.642 STA Main) Please welcome guest reviewer Jeanne Powers, who reviews books regularly for the Reference Department on the Bristol Public Library [TN/VA] site. Jeanne’s from Dickenson County, VA. “I used to watch Mr. Cartoon from Huntington after school,” she […]

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There is no reason why Tonoloway Ridge should not be known as an apple section

“Hancock and its surrounding area during the main span of the 20th century was one of the largest fruit producers in the nation,” begins the Maryland Historical Marker along West Main Street in that same town. “In 1886 Edmund Pendleton Cohill (1855-1943) began the cultivation of fruit crops. Over the years his planted acreage increased, […]

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