Monthly Archives: August 2013

A national treasure almost lost forever

Maxine Broadwater was just 5 years old when she helped her brothers destroy the glass negatives so they could turn their late uncle’s photography studio into a chicken house. Luckily for us they didn’t finish the job. Leo J. Beachy (1874-1927) is thought to have taken ten thousand photographs a year on five inch by […]


We have canned 113 cans of corn and several beans

Fletcher, N.C. Dec. 12, 1932 Mrs. Rosalee Gibson, Vonore, Tenn. Dear Mother, I had a letter from Seth this morning. I was glad to hear from you all. This leaves us all very well, hoping it will find you all the same. I have just neglected to write as I should have. And I think […]


World War II book to be published by Anderson County [SC] Museum

The Anderson County Museum will publish a book this fall that contains the World War II experiences of twenty county residents. “A Necessary War: Anderson County Residents Remember World War II” will include the stories of veterans as well as civilians who supported the war effort in 1941-45. The author of the book is journalist […]


You really had to work to keep them molasses

“[My grandparents] had a molasses mill; they made molasses. I used to help make them, too. [They made molasses to sell.] And they made for people. They’d make molasses for six weeks or longer at a time, every day except Sunday. Sometimes they didn’t make them on Saturday. It was usually five days a week. […]


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 look at child lore: the folklore of children, by children, about children. Fairmont State University […]

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