Tag Archives: Appalachian politics

Knoxville’s Red Summer of 1919

It wasn’t the only American city simmering with race riots in that ‘Red Summer’ of 1919. But Knoxville, TN up till that time had always prided itself as a model southern city when it came to race relations. That civic image changed dramatically starting on August 30, when an intruder shot and killed Mrs. Bertie […]

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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 […]

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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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