Monthly Archives: November 2012

Baseball icon Shoeless Joe Jackson

Please welcome guest author Arlene Marcley. Marcley is the founder and president of the Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum and Baseball Library in Greenville, SC, a non-profit, all-volunteer organization dedicated to honoring Shoeless Joe Jackson’s life and professional career. The great Ted Williams once remarked, “When I was younger, the Red Sox used to stop in […]


Charles saw her—his face became pale

KATY SAGETHE LOST GIRL OF GRAYSON By Ex-Judge D. W. Bolen, “Hillsville Advocate”Wytheville, VA Friday, November 5, 1897 The 11th of April, 1793, was a bright and balmy day. Early that morning James Sage went to his “clearing” to prepare his ground for crop. The day opened so bright and clear that Mrs. Sage decided […]


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. Just click below to start listening: We open today’s show with a 19th century political analysis that rings eerily true during this current American presidential campaign. “As […]


Last surviving widow of a War of 1812 veteran

Lydia Ann Kimble married Isaac Graham, who’d served as a drummer boy in the War of 1812, in 1869, when he was an elderly man and she was a woman of 32. Her husband by a previous marriage reared 11 children, while Lydia and Isaac went on to have three daughters of their own. The […]

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