Monthly Archives: July 2012

Mrs. Hannah would have to leave the Cuban orphan girl behind

Romance of the War. Cuban Girl Who Was Brought to Tennessee by Gen. Harvey Hannah’s Mother. The Rockwood Times, Rockwood, TN Thursday, 13 Sep 1906, Vol. XXVI, No. 34. The steamer Whitney left Havana harbor April 6, 1899, for Tampa, FL. The boat was advertised to leave to 12 p.m., but did not leave until […]

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Listen Here: Appalachian History Weekly podcast posts today

We post a new episode of Appalachian History weekly podcast every Sunday. Check us out on the Stitcher network, available on mobile phones, in-car dashboards and tablets worldwide. Share the show with friends via automatic Facebook Timeline integration and with one-click Twitter, Facebook and email icons. Just click the icon below to start listening: We […]

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First time at a revival meeting

It was in the summer of 1897 that I heard of one of these outdoor meetings and decided to attend for two or three days. I was driving a horse hitched to a two-wheeled cart. Arriving late in the evening and tying the horse to a sapling, I entered the preacher’s stand just as the […]

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Drop a stone upon her grave and make a wish

Ten miles north of Dahlonega, GA, at the intersection of US 19 and State Road 60, is a stone pile in a triangle where the roads cross, known as the Stone Pile Gap. “This pile of stones marks the grave of a Cherokee princess, Trahlyta,” reads the Georgia Historical Commission marker standing guard. “According to […]

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