Monthly Archives: December 2012

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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Poor men are buying butterine at rich men’s butter prices

Oleomargarine hearings before the Committee on Agriculture House of Representatives on bills proposing to amend the oleomargarine laws February 28 to April 2, 1912 Statement of LP Bailey Mr BAILEY: Mr. Chairman and gentlemen of the committee, I come before you today as a farmer—practical dairyman and general farmer. I represent the grange interests of […]

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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. Just click below to start listening: We open today’s show with a late 19th century story from Bob Taylor, a former governor of Tennessee. Out of his […]

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My master always treated me like I was a human being

I spent a large portion of my life in the Chief Vann house with my old master, Mr. Edmondson. He had a daughter by the name of Jennie. Jennie had a waitress who was named Tein. Another of his daughters was Sug, whose waitress was Fannie. Another one of his daughters was Georgia whose waitress […]

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