Monthly Archives: June 2011

Author Dot Jackson to speak on June 14 about growing up in SC’s upcountry

Tomorrow, June 14, between 1-4 pm, the Kershaw County [SC] Library presents ‘A Visit with Dot Jackson.’ Dot Jackson is best known as a journalist who has written for several newspapers, including the Charlotte Observer and the New York Times, as well as editing smaller newspapers. Early in her career, Dot wrote a novel based […]

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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 tensions between the […]

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The Sleeping Giant – an Indian Legend from AL

Many years before the white man penetrated the forests of Alabama, there dwelt a happy, thrifty tribe of Indians in the central portion of the present county of Talladega [ed.- Conchardees, of the Creek, or Muskogee, nation]. The chief of this tribe was the great Choccolocco; a man of vast possessions.  He had only one […]

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Survival of the fittest

“In the courthouse yard a great congregation of Sparrows was rioting over scraps of bread and cake crumbs strewed round the benches by the afternoon concourse of babies and colored nurses of the day before, and in the distance could be seen a cloud of Pigeons drifting and whirling round the upper windows of a […]

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Tempted by the reward, they massacred several of our friendly Indians

About the year 1756, Col. Peter Randolph, Col. [William] Byrd [III], Mr. [John] Campbell, and other persons, were sent upon an embassy by the Governor of Virginia to the Cherokee country, in order, if possible, to cement more strongly the friendship and alliance which subsisted at that time between our colonies and those savages, and […]

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