Monthly Archives: February 2012

Warther family carves out a 100-year niche

The following article by Joe Wright ran February 25 in the Times Reporter (of Dover-New Philadelphia, OH). It is reprinted here with permission. It has been 100 years since Ernest “Mooney” Warther, known as the “World’s Master Carver,” built a 10-foot by 14-foot workshop in the backyard of his Dover residence. The young man, who […]

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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 budding 1930s romance in the […]

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Where’s the Valle Crucis post office? Well, that depends

In 1889, William West Skiles described a North Carolina location “entirely shut in by forest-clad mountains.” The area “was watered by three small, limpid streams, two of them leaping down the hillsides in foaming cascades,” Skiles wrote in Missionary Life at Valle Crucis. “It was this secluded valley which, from the cross-like form of the […]

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Farmer or astrologer? Both!

Despite this past weekend’s heavy snowfall in many parts of the region, the thaw’s not too far off now. It’ll soon be time to think about putting in the early plants like kale or spinach. When’s the best time to plant and harvest? Well, you might rely on your own experience, dumb luck, or more […]

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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 saga of science and political […]

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