Monthly Archives: April 2011

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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A Wheeling bellhop rises to hotel greatness

From a 13-year-old bellhop at Wheeling, WV’s McLure House to a business giant and multimillionaire—Ellsworth Milton Statler, virtually without benefit of formal education, climbed to the pinnacle of the hotel business. In 1950 he was proclaimed by his industry as the person who had contributed most to the science of inn-keeping and was hailed as […]

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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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Two Wise County places added to Virginia Landmarks Register

Two Wise County places are among the most recent additions to the Virginia Landmarks Register, the state’s official list of properties important to its history. At its quarterly meeting, the Virginia Department of Historic Resources approved the St. Paul Historic District and Sunnydale Farm near Pound (pictured above) for listing on the register, an honor […]

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