Monthly Archives: June 2012

It wouldn’t be long till Mary would be his own

“Well, if it isn’t Jimmy Roberts, where have you been the last two years? I have asked people about you but no one seemed to know,” inquired Mary as she spied Jimmy at the door. “Why—hello Mary! It sure is good to see you again. I don’t believe I have seen you since graduation night […]


Artifact looter, or artifact collector?

Edna Lynn Simms’ original photo caption accompanying her portrait of him reads simply: “George D. Barnes, collector of Indian relics, Dayton, Tenn.” Sounds straightforward enough. But it leaves out the shadings about what KIND of collector — how the man was viewed ethically in the world of archaeologists, collectors, museums, and relic hunters. Collectors of […]


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 milk sickness, a […]


‘Traveling 219′ project gathers WV oral histories along road of same name

Please welcome guest writer Roxy Todd, Americorps Volunteer with the Traveling 219 Project. Together, she and another Americorps volunteer, Emily Newtown, have recorded over forty life and community histories from people who live near US 219 in West Virginia and Maryland. They’re also reviving the work done by the WPA West Virginia Writers’ Project and […]

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