Monthly Archives: July 2010

Looking at Anna

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 […]

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Listen Here: Appalachian History weekly 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 look at the life of […]

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Listen Here: Appalachian History weekly 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 look at the impact of […]

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Patrick Gainer and The Devil’s Questions

Native West Virginian Dr. Patrick W. Gainer dedicated the balance of his life to a personal crusade to revitalize folk traditions, and to elevate the image and self-esteem of the Appalachian people at a time when derogatory stereotypes flourished. His Appalachian folklore course at West Virginia University, where he taught in the English Department from […]

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Sevier County’s African-American arhitectural legacy

“The architectural landscape of Tennessee’s rural areas, small towns, and large cities is comprised of hundreds of historic buildings designed and built by African Americans. “One rural county in East Tennessee has an extraordinary history of African-American builders. Established in 1794 along the North Carolina border, Sevier County has never featured a large black population; […]

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