Monthly Archives: May 2012

Emma Gatewood, 67, walks Appalachian Trail solo

Perry and Emma Gatewood’s oldest daughter Helen was already 20 years old in 1928, and the other children weren’t far behind. So Emma Gatewood became “Grandma Gatewood” to her immediate family long before the rest of the world knew her by that title. Throughout the 30s, 40s and 50s she continued raising her 11 children […]

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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 how colonial Virginia […]

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‘The Girl From Stretchneck Holler’ now out as e-book

Please welcome Betty Dotson-Lewis and Kathleen Colley Slusher, co-authors of the novel ‘The Girl from Stretchneck Holler,’ released in April by Brighton Publishing, LLC. We’re pleased to present an excerpt from the book below. Dotson-Lewis was born in the coalfields of southwest Virginia in Buchanan County where her family had deep roots in the coal […]

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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 1962 interview with Sanders Russell, […]

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Documentary film maker discusses her latest: ‘Hollow’

Please welcome guest writer Elaine McMillion. McMillion is an award-winning documentary storyteller living in Boston, MA. Originally from Southern West Virginia, McMillion’s work explores stereotypes and underrepresented communities and issues in the United States. Her latest project, “Hollow,” is an interactive, online documentary that focuses on the lives of people living in McDowell County, WV. […]

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