Monthly Archives: April 2011

Hobo Nickels

Coin collectors today consider the hobo nickel a numismatic treasure, a tribute to long- forgotten folk artists who often literally carved for their supper. The Buffalo nickel debuted in 1913, but it wasn’t until the Great Depression struck that hobo nickel carving reached its peak. During this period, buffalo nickels were the most common nickels […]

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Valley legacy honored Grandma Moses gets a marker

The following article by David Ress ran April 22, 2011 on the NewsLeader.com. VERONA — She made the best butter around, sold potato chips on the streets of Staunton and let her eyes drink in the beauty of the Valley, which captured New York native Grandma Moses’ heart as a newlywed on an overnight train […]

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No Listen Here podcast today

Out rolling Easter eggs on the lawn instead! Happy Easter to all of you; we’ll be back tomorrow. Tweet Send to Kindle

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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 guest author Aaron Barlow’s examination of […]

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Lost Paradise, Now Lindytown: Appalachia Fades to Black

Aaron Barlow posted the following article on his One Flew East blog on April 13, 2011. Barlow is an Assistant Professor of English, New York City College of Technology, and a native of western North Carolina. When I heard John Prine’s first album, way back in 1971, I was particularly struck by the song “Paradise.”  As […]

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