Monthly Archives: October 2010

Heroes and Villains: Robert Chapman Osborne

Please welcome guest blogger Ron Dees, author of the Wythe Notes blog. “After 35 years of beating my head against the brick wall that is Washington, DC, as a lobbyist turned chef,” says Ron, “I dragged the long-suffering Anne to the wilds of Appalachia. Wythe Notes is my attempt to get in touch with my […]

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Overmountain Men Re-enactors bring King’s Mountain to life

“The Battle of King’s Mountain (October 7, 1780) was an American victory over a loyalist detachment in South Carolina during the British campaign in the South,” begins the Encyclopedia Brittanica entry on the topic. “To stem the British advance into North Carolina, a force of about 2,000 colonial frontiersmen had been gathered from neighbouring states […]

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They watched a house float down the river with a rooster on the rooftop

Big Emory – our river used for swimming, providing water for a multitude of steam engines, used as the source of ground water for the drilled wells for the homes and businesses. Emory was truly our lifeline. Ordinarily, she calmly flowed down past everything, often hitting shoals that made cascading ripples as she danced merrily […]

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Joe Ozanic’s AFL challenges John Lewis’ CIO

In this excerpt from interviews of coal miner Joseph Ozanic, Sr. (1895-1978), Ozanic discusses the conflict between the Progressive Miners of America (of which he was president) and John L. Lewis’ United Mine Workers of America. Interviews conducted by Rex Rhodes, 1972; Barbara Herndon and Nick Cherniavsky, 1974, and now in the collection of Norris […]

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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 guest post from Jim Casada, […]

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