Monthly Archives: April 2010

The world’s largest carbon factory

“In this county Godfrey L. Cabot of Boston, MA has the largest carbon factory in the world, utilizing natural gas for the purpose,” stated the WV Geological Survey about Calhoun County in 1911. “The product is wagoned to Creston where it is loaded on boats and shipped down the Little Kanawha River to railway connection […]

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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 an oral history from Tennessean R.M. […]

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Professor Releases Landmark Book on History of NASCAR

This review by Alan Bailey originally ran on ThePitPass. How did NASCAR evolve from moonshine running and dirt tracks to a billion dollar industry and the biggest spectator sport in the United States? A new book by Daniel S. Pierce, University of North Carolina at Asheville associate professor of history, takes an unprecedented look into […]

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A day in the life of Pulaski County VA

The Southwest Times “serving Southwest Virginia since 1906” Friday, April 20, 1928 F. A. Seagle was called to Marion today in connection with the undertaking department of Seagle Bros. ——- Howard C. Gilmer left yesterday evening for New York on a profesional trip, expecting to be away for several days. ——- A communications from Commonwealth’s […]

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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 1910 crime report from Poe […]

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