Tag Archives: Appalachian politics

President Andrew Jackson’s rise from the Waxhaws

The Waxhaws was the scene of prolonged white-Indian violence that had largely ended by the time Jackson was born. While periodic conflict occurred in the area, Jackson was not subjected to a violent childhood that produced a lifelong hatred of Native Americans. He grew up, however, around relatives and neighbors who certainly would have conveyed their experiences to him.


The First Lady: Museum pays tribute to Edith Bolling Wilson

The following article by Joe Tennis ran yesterday in the Bristol Herald Courier. Wytheville, VA — Happy birthday, Edith! The First Lady – Edith Bolling Galt Wilson – was born in a second-story apartment in downtown Wytheville, Va., on Oct. 15, 1872. In 1915, she became the second wife of President Woodrow Wilson. She also […]


Edwards their man will be buried so deep beneath the great flood of Powers ballots

Mountain AdvocateBarbourville KYFri, Aug 5, 1910 Jackson County.Great Rejoicing Among the Edwards People. Last Monday being county court day in McKee, there was quite a large crowd gathered in from different parts of the county. This brought together in all including the 4 or 5 living in McKee about 1 dozen Edwards men, an unusually […]

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