November 2016

A Widow’s Homestead: The Eviction of Elizabeth Stevens

In 1935 the Farmer’s Mutual Fire Insurance Association went bankrupt and hundreds of dismayed…

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Beard of Protest: The Whiskers of Valentine Tapley

During Abraham Lincoln’s campaign for the presidency, a dyed-in-the-wool Democrat named Valentine Tapley from…

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Battle for the Ballots: The McMinn County War

On the night of August 1st, 1946, and into the early morning hours of…

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The Head in the Well

In an old homestead near Mt. Harmony, West Virginia, one hundred and fifty years…

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Booger Hole, West Virginia: Blood, Justice, Exodus

In January 1917, handbills tacked on trees and fence posts in Clay County, West…

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The Ghost Cow of Cambria, Pennsylvania

The following story comes from The World (New York) – Sunday, August 9, 1896: …

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Johnny Cash vs. Ostrich

A little known story about “The Man in Black,” is his 1981 encounter with…

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Playin’ Possum on the River

This is a story by Brian Goodman, winner of The Weekly Holler’s 2016 Possum…

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Lucille & The Tornado

Some of the most popular photographs of a tornado ever taken, were the work…

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Salted Hide: A Virginia Witch Tale

This story was collected by Cornelia Berry in Rockbridge County, Virginia, on May 7,…

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