Monthly Archives: June 2010

This was crazier than he could take sober

The Chicken Thumb A far fetched folktale from NC Well folks, sit right back and let me tell you a little tale about how Hoopie the farmer and the Rooster named Red went at it one day. Before I start, it is necessary for me to tell you a little something about Red. Red is […]

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Ollie Ollie In Come Free!

It probably started out as All-ee, all-ee, outs in free, a call from the person who was it letting those hiding children (the outs) know it was safe to come back to base in the children’s game of hide-and-seek. The phrase can also be used to coordinate hidden players in the game kick the can, […]

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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 right 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 guest segment from author David […]

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Knoxville: Old Gray Cemetery

Originally published at Hillbilly Savants by John Kerns The entrance to Old Gray Cemetery in Knoxville, Tenn. The historical marker reads: “Old Gray Cemetery, incorporated in 1850, is the resting place of William G. Brownlow, Tennessee Governor and U.S. Senator, as well as two other U.S. Senators, eight U.S. Congressmen, 26 mayors of Knoxville, and […]

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Little Switzerland celebrates 100 years, part 2 of 2

Please welcome guest blogger David Biddix. Biddix and co-author Chris Hollifield are set to release “Images of America: Little Switzerland” (Arcadia Publishing) on June 14th. In the summer of 1910, The Switzerland Company began development, dividing their purchase into lots and drawing up common community rules such as outlawing alcohol sales, establishing a one house […]

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