Monthly Archives: April 2010

Hobo Nickels

Hobo nickels are a form of American craft distinctive to the Depression era, when buffalo nickels and hobos were plentiful.

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Die Kolony Bernstadt

Kentucky began a campaign in the 1880s to attract Western European immigrants to the state, which had been losing population to America’s new westward movement at alarming rates. The Kentucky Bureau of Immigration, the State Geological Survey and the newly created Bureau of Agriculture, Labor & Statistics worked together to send agents abroad, loaded with […]

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They deliberated whether to kill her or let her go

An Extraordinary Story Told by a West Virginia Girl who was Kidnapped Sunday Night [New York Times, April 8, 1891] Wheeling, West Va., April 7. —Since Sunday night, about 9:30 o’clock, there has been much excitement in this city and vicinity over the sudden and mysterious disappearance of Miss Amy Morgan, niece of Henry Morgan, […]

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No Listen Here podcast today

Out rolling Easter eggs on the lawn instead! Happy Easter to all of you; we’ll be back tomorrow. Tweet Send to Kindle

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Some Appalachian superstitions

Easter’s around the corner. If you keep chickens, be sure to color those biddies’ eggs; otherwise they won’t hatch! Ever heard that before? Appalachia’s full of such superstitions. Here’re a few: Weather:Aching joints indicate rain.When a bobwhite calls, it’s praying for rain.Thick, tight shucks on corn indicate bad weather.Killing a black snake and hanging it […]

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