Please welcome guest writer Judi Tarowsky. Judi is a storyteller living in St. Clairsville, OH. She enjoys telling original tall tales and non-fiction historical pieces. She is a member of the West Virginia Storytellers Guild and the Ohio Organization for the Preservation of Storytelling. A graduate of the West Virginia University School of Journalism, she [...]comments
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Monthly Archives: January 2011
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 the story of Frances Benjamin Johnston, [...]comments
Born on January 15, 1864 in Grafton, WV, Frances Benjamin Johnston transcended both regional and national notions about women’s place in the 19th century to become a pioneer in American photography and photojournalism, and a crusader with her camera for the historic preservation of the Old South. Through her active encouragement of women who wished [...]comments
“Some boys git it in their heads that they can make a sight of money selling liquor. The law cracks down on them almost as soon as they git a start. We see it happen every day around here. You’ve got to keep the law paid off a good and plenty or else the penitentiary [...]comments
Plott Coon Hounds are the only breed of the original six breeds of coon hounds without British influence in their ancestry. The other five breeds can trace their ancestry back to the fox hound, but the Plott Hound is the exception. And of only four dogs known to be of American origin, it’s also the [...]comments