July. Hottest, most humid month of the year. So put on your highest boots, long pants, and a long shirt, and head for the woods. Because July is also black raspberry season, and you’re not going to find those sweet sweet delights any other way (oh, I guess you could plant a couple of rows [...]comments
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Monthly Archives: July 2010
Please welcome guest blogger Cheri Daniels, of Georgetown, KY. Author of the Journeys Past blog, Cheri’s a professional genealogist, historian, researcher, gardener, writer, photographer, librarian, and bookworm extraordinaire! ‘Looking at Anna’ originally ran on her blog on June 12. Born to John and Emma (Fliehmann) Beyersdoerfer in 1901, Anna was the youngest daughter of nine [...]comments
Raleigh Register and State Gazette September 23, 1806 The following account of an extraordinary phenomenon that appeared to a number of people in the county of Rutherford, state of North Carolina, was made the 7th of August, 1806, in presence of D. Dickie, Esq. of the county and state aforesaid, Jesse Anderson and the Rev. [...]comments
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 look at the life of [...]comments
Whipping does not always conquer a child’s spirit, but I never have known a dash of ice water on his spine to fail
The habits of these folk, as I remember them when I was a child, were generous and hospitable. There was much rivalry between women in household matters. Certain recipes in pastry and pickles and medicine were handed down in families from generation to generation. There were few formal dinners, but cover for the accidental guest [...]comments