Monthly Archives: March 2012

She, a Catholic, could not convert him to her belief

From the 1927 divorce case filed by James R. Seawall against Dorothy Elizabeth Seawall in Knox County Fourth Circuit Court, Knoxville, TN: “After their marriage, and in the year 1923, the defendant began to neglect him, and to absent herself from his home, and to spend the greater part of her time with her parents; […]

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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 the story of Kentucky born Baseball […]

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There is no suspicion that he desired to commit suicide

Moseley’s Administrator v. Black Diamond Coal & Mining Co.Appeal from Muhlenberg Circuit Court filed April 16, 1908Opinion of the court by Judge Carroll, reversing. James Moseley was employed as night fireman and engineer by the Black Diamond Coal & Mining Company. The engine room was situated some sixty feet from the mouth of a shaft […]

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Water ran rippling and singing a merry song

Not far from the towns of Boone, Blowing Rock, and Asheville, deep inside Humpback Mountain below the Blue Ridge Escarpment, lie Linville Caverns, North Carolina’s only publicly accessible caverns. For 30 million years, as the nearby Catawba River ate away at the valley between the Humpback and Linville mountains, the water-filled caverns have slowly drained […]

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The US Army used DDT to de-louse soldiers

Here is a little insect that with all his faults, and they are many, possesses certain virtues. He has solved the problem of race suicide, for he multiplies with astounding rapidity. He adapts himself easily, not to say gracefully, to uncomfortable, even unsanitary surroundings, and if he were permitted to speak in his own defense, […]

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