Yearly Archives: 2011

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 the phrase “What […]

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Happy Thanksgiving, y’all!

What we’re missing is the voice of our elders, explaining why things happened as they did, and what it was like there, then. Without this context names and dates are just abstractions, as real as a virtual kiss. Without knowing the challenges and compromises our ancestors faced we’re like machines making lists of rare ingredients […]

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Listen Here: Appalachian History Weekly podcast 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 the Collins Company, […]

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Highway to History: WV author helps illustrate history of Midland Trail

The following article by Rick Steelhammer appeared in the November 12 issue of The Charleston Gazette. Reprinted here with permission. The route U.S. 60 follows as it traverses the breadth of Southern West Virginia has gone through a number of name changes. Known first as the Buffalo Trail in deference to the bison that trod […]

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