Monthly Archives: December 2012

Go Tell it on the Mountain, That Jesus Christ is born

Merry Christmas everyone! We want to take a minute and thank all our readers for stopping by and having a look around here at the site throughout this past year. Your comments and appreciation really make the task of writing so much easier. Also, we want to acknowledge all the talented and generous people who’ve […]

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The idol of the frontier people

Please welcome guest author Gordon Belt. Belt is the Director of Public Services for the Tennessee State Library & Archives, and past president of the Society of Tennessee Archivists. In the following piece, from his Posterity Project blog, Belt explores the work of fiction writer James Roberts Gilmore, “who endeavored to cross over into the […]

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Put the children’s packages in their stockings

DECEMBER 1915 FRIDAY 24 “Well, the chittlings, a part of them Alice sent over by Pete. They were intestines cleaned ready to cut into short pieces to fry. I told Tillie she needn’t fry any for me. They stood in water two or three days and by that time they were smelling like ‘all get […]

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None dared stop overnight at the Betts house

The Charleston Daily Mail Dec. 27, 1925 Grantsville, Calhoun County, W. Va., March 24, 1886. The following history of the haunted house, situated on the bank of Little Kanawha river, about three miles from this place, is presented to the scientist for explanation. The skeptical reader is frankly and honestly referred to any one of […]

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