Monthly Archives: October 2012

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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Halloween’s coming! Time for an Appalachian Ghost Story

Between Ohiopyle and Dunbar, PA in Fayette County is a belt of brooding rock-crested ridges, tumbling streams, and abandoned hill farms known to local folks as the Dunbar Mountains. In earlier times the rugged land demanded rugged inhabitants, an independent lot who could carve out a life where more timid souls would scarcely visit. Since […]

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Meeting princes at the gate of Rugby, in the New World

The Rugby Colony was founded by English author and social reformer Thomas Hughes in the eastern Tennessee mountains, and was officially christened on October 5, 1880. Hughes published the President’s Address he’d given at the opening of the town site in a pamphlet circulated in London, Boston and New York with the intent to attract […]

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Benton MacKaye proposes the Appalachian Trail

“Extensive national playgrounds have been reserved in various parts of the country for use by the people for camping and various kindred purposes. Most of these are in the West where Uncle Sam’s public lands were located. They are in the Yosemite, the Yellowstone, and many other National Parks – covering about six million acres […]

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Tricked into pushing one of the best mowers in the county

The LeaderOctober 4, 1917Meigs County OH SCRAP OF HISTORY From the Interesting and Eventful Life of T.H. Gold of Bedford By invitation the editor of The Leader was a guest Sunday of the venerable Mr. and Mrs. T.H. Gold of Bedford. David Stansbury, who Mr. Gold says was one of the best men he ever […]

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