Tag Archives: history of appalachia

The porches were screened but the coal dust still came in

Moore Hollow boomed during 30’s and 40’s By Lois Kleffman Jackson County Sun [KY] Date Unknown What was it like in Moore Hollow after the mines got started? Luther Powell of Sand Gap says, “It was booming. New York didn’t have any more business than Moore Hollow. You could sell any piece of coal you […]

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The over-wrought child requires quiet methods

Bulletin of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Immigration, published in Richmond, distributed statewide July 1921, Bulletin No. 166, p. 74 “Have you studied this subject seriously—the nervous child?” Should there be one rigid rule for the training of all children? I am convinced that there should not. And if there is one exception it […]

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Francis Scott Key’s descendants in western Maryland

In 1870 Alice Key Howard [the author’s aunt], a daughter of Mrs. Charles Howard, bought from a man named Stabler a four room hunting lodge with separate kitchens, standing in a dense grove of oaks, many of whose survivors still surround the present house. Even in my memory there was an oak grove with a […]

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He wears the breeches but the lady has the brains

John Wesley Langley resigned from Congress (R., Kentucky 10th Congressional District) in January 1926, after losing an appeal to the Supreme Court of the United States to set aside his conviction on charges of conspiracy to violate the Volstead Act. He’d been caught trying to bribe a Prohibition officer and sent to the federal penitentiary […]

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