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Stories of Appalachia

  • Granny Dollar, The Cherokee Matriarch of Lookout Mountain

    15 JUN. 2024 · Join Steve Gilly and Rod Mullins as they tell the story of Nancy Emmeline Callahan Dollar, affectionately known as Granny Dollar. This Cherokee matriarch lived on Lookout Mountain near Fort Payne, Alabama, and became a legendary figure in her community. Born in 1826, Granny Dollar's life was a rich tapestry of Cherokee heritage, history, and survival.  Listen to the Stories podcast on Spreaker, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or on your favorite podcast app. Don't forget to subscribe for more tales from the heart of Appalachia. You can also support our storytelling journey and access exclusive content by becoming a patron here: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/stories-of-appalachia--5553692/support   Thank you for listening and for sharing our stories with your friends!
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  • The Saltville Massacre: A Tale of Courage and Cruelty

    8 JUN. 2024 · This week on the Stories podcast, we tell of the harrowing events of the first Battle of Saltville and its tragic aftermath. Join Steve Gilly and Rod Mullins as they recount the significance of Saltville's salt mines during the Civil War, a resource as valuable as gold for preserving food.   We also shed light on a lesser-known but profoundly impactful event involving the brave soldiers of the Fifth US Colored Cavalry. These newly formed African American troops, composed mainly of formerly enslaved men, faced not only the enemy but also prejudice and abuse from their own ranks. Despite these challenges, their courage during the battle earned them respect and admiration.   What happened to them and their commanders after the battle, however, was harrowing, in an event that’s come to be known as the Saltville massacre.   Listen to the Stories podcast on Spreaker, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or your favorite podcast platform. Don't forget to subscribe for more tales from the heart of Appalachia.   You can also support our storytelling journey and access exclusive content by becoming a patron here: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/stories-of-appalachia--5553692/support   Thank you for listening and for sharing our stories with your friends!
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  • The Mystery of the Beale Treasure

    1 JUN. 2024 · In this week’s episode of Stories of Appalachia, we tell the captivating tale of the Beale Treasure—a story that has fascinated treasure hunters and cryptographers for well over a century. Join Steve Gilly and Rod Mullins as they share the story of the mystery surrounding a massive cache of gold, silver, and jewels allegedly buried in Bedford County, Virginia, worth over $63 million today. Listen to the Stories podcast on Spreaker, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or your favorite podcast platform. Don't forget to subscribe for more stories from the heart of Appalachia. You can also support our storytelling journey and access exclusive content by becoming a patron here: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/stories-of-appalachia--5553692/support Thanks for listening and for sharing our stories with your friends!  
    Escuchado 14m 26s
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    A Bristol Millionaire's Tragic End In New Orleans

    25 MAY. 2024 · In this episode of the Stories podcast, we tell a crime story involving a wealthy heir from Bristol, Tennessee/Virginia, whose life ended tragically in New Orleans. James Mahoney, a man of many talents and pursuits, found himself entangled in a web of mystery and murder that has intrigued many for decades.   Join Steve Gilly and Rod Mullins as they tell the story of the bizarre case of Mahoney's murder in a French Quarter hotel room.   This is a tale you won't want to miss.   Listen to the Stories podcast on Spreaker, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or on your favorite podcast app. Don't forget to subscribe for more tales from the heart of Appalachia.   You can also support our storytelling journey and access exclusive content by becoming a patron here:   https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/stories-of-appalachia--5553692/support   Thanks for listening and for sharing our stories with your friends.    
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    BONUS: Freddie And His Marvelous Balloon Ride

    23 MAY. 2024 · A the turn of the 20th century a man brought a dirigible airship to Chillicothe, Ohio, for an exhibition.  The dirigible lost buoyancy and descended close to the ground a distance away.  The next morning the owner decided to tie a rope to it and bring it back to be packed up but needed some ballast to keep it from rising into the sky when the temperatures rose, so he picked a boy nearby, Freddie Meyers, to serve as that ballast, for some odd reason. Thus began Freddie's grand aerial adventure! Thanks for supporting the Stories podcast!
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  • A Cherokee Murder That Hastened The Trail of Tears

    18 MAY. 2024 · In this episode of Stories of Appalachia, we tell the story of the prelude to the infamous Trail of Tears—the murder that inflamed Cherokee tensions and provided the legal framework for the tragic forced relocation of the tribe from the southeast to what’s now Oklahoma.   Join Rod Mullins and Steve Gilly as they unravel the complex tale of Jack Walker Jr., a Cherokee man caught in the crossfire of a nation's strife and the murky politics that led to a pivotal moment in American history. Listen to the Stories podcast on Spreaker, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or your favorite podcast platform. Don't forget to subscribe for more captivating tales from the heart of Appalachia. You can also support our storytelling journey and access exclusive content by becoming a patron here: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/stories-of-appalachia--5553692/support Thank you for listening.
    Escuchado 17m 4s
  • When The Whirlwind Came: The 1929 Tragedy at Rye Cove, Virginia

    11 MAY. 2024 · In this episode of Stories of Appalachia, we tell the story of one of the most devastating natural disasters to strike southwest Virginia: the Rye Cove cyclone of 1929. A day that began like any other would end in tragedy as a powerful tornado tore across the community of Rye Cove, leaving death and destruction in its wake.   Listen as Steve Gilly and Rod Mullins recount the terrifying moments when a monstrous F2 tornado descended upon the small community of Rye Cove, Virginia, demolishing the school and claiming the lives of 12 children and one of their teachers.   Be sure to listen to this episode of Stories of Appalachia on your favorite podcast app.  We invite you to make Spreaker your app of choice, and also invite you to go there and become a supporter of Stories to gain access to unreleased podcasts and other extras.  You can find out more here: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/stories-of-appalachia--5553692/support   Catch us on YouTube @StoriesOfAppalachia as well.    Thanks for listening!  
    Escuchado 16m 23s
  • The Long Hunter’s Legacy: James Smith’s Survival in Appalachia

    4 MAY. 2024 · Today we tell the remarkable story of James Smith, a frontiersman and longhunter whose fight for survival in the Appalachian wilderness in 1767 after a hunting expedition tested his knowledge, ingenuity and determination to live.    Listen to our podcast on Spreaker, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Audible, or on your favorite podcast app, and consider supporting us on Spreaker to keep these extraordinary tales coming.   https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/stories-of-appalachia--5553692/support  
    Escuchado 13m 26s
  • The Story of the Humming Bird Car: An Appalachian Innovation on Wheels!

    27 ABR. 2024 · In this episode of Stories of Appalachia, we tell the remarkable tale of Talmadge Judd, a backyard innovator from Kingsport, Tennessee, whose vision and mechanical abilities led to the creation in 1945 of the Humming Bird, an automobile far ahead of its time.   With no blueprints, Judd built the Humming Bird in just four months—a subcompact marvel that boasted impressive fuel efficiency and a sleek design decades ahead of its time.   Join Steve Gilly and Rod Mullins as they tell another one of the Stories of Appalachia!   Listen now on Spreaker, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Audible, or wherever you get your podcasts. Be sure to share the wonder of our Stories of Appalachia with your friends, and consider becoming a supporter on Spreaker to keep these tales alive.   https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/stories-of-appalachia--5553692/support  
    Escuchado 14m 17s
  • The Mendota Gunslinger? The Story of Texas Jack

    20 ABR. 2024 · Today we tell a story with echoes of the Wild West…along with a twist! We unravel the mysterious life of Jack Vermillion of Mendota, Virginia, a man who many say once walked the dusty streets of Tombstone, Arizona, alongside the legendary Earp brothers.   Join hosts Steve Gilly and Rod Mullins as they journey through the tangled tales of a figure many believed to be the notorious Texas Jack Vermillion!   Was the Jack Vermillion laid to rest in Mendota the same man who earned his fame in the deserts of Arizona?   Subscribe and listen to the Stories of Appalachia podcast on your favorite podcast app to join us on this fascinating exploration of the history of this place we call home, Appalachia.   Thanks for tuning in, and don't forget to share these stories of Appalachia with your friends.
    Escuchado 17m 48s
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    BONUS: Freddie And His Marvelous Balloon Ride

    23 MAY. 2024 · A the turn of the 20th century a man brought a dirigible airship to Chillicothe, Ohio, for an exhibition.  The dirigible lost buoyancy and descended close to the ground a distance away.  The next morning the owner decided to tie a rope to it and bring it back to be packed up but needed some ballast to keep it from rising into the sky when the temperatures rose, so he picked a boy nearby, Freddie Meyers, to serve as that ballast, for some odd reason. Thus began Freddie's grand aerial adventure! Thanks for supporting the Stories podcast!
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    BONUS: Morgantown, West Virginia's Movie and TV Star - Don Knotts

    28 FEB. 2024 · The story of the man who brought Deputy Barney Fife and other characters to life: Morgantown, West Virginia's Don Knotts. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/stories-of-appalachia--5553692/support.
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    BONUS: The West Virginia Mines Wars: The Battle of Blair Mountain

    16 FEB. 2024 · The West Virginia Mine Wars were the labor conflicts that occurred in the coalfields of that state as the UMW tried to establish itself as a force on the side of the coal miners against the coal operators. Starting in the early part of the 20th century and continuing up to the early 1920s, the battle of Blair Mountain was the culmination of that struggle and stands as the largest popular uprising since the Civil War. This is that story, an exclusive for members of the podcast. www.storiesofappalachia.com YouTube @StoriesOfAppalachia TikTok @storiesofappalachia Instagram @storyappalachia Facebook @storiesofappalachia X @storyappalachia Threads @storiesofappalachia Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/stories-of-appalachia--5553692/support.
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    BONUS: The Bell Witch

    14 MAR. 2020 · When the Bell family left North Carolina to settle in Tennessee they imagined a new life with lots of opportunity. They got that, along with a spirit, or witch, or demon, take your pick. Today we tell the story of the Bell Witch. The Stories podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, RadioPublic, Stitcher, Google Play, Spotify and many other podcast apps. Thanks for listening for sharing our stories of Appalachian history. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/stories-of-appalachia--5553692/support.
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    BONUS: Dock Boggs

    6 ABR. 2019 · Among the pioneers of what was then known as "hillbilly music" was a coal miner from Norton, Virginia, named Moran Lee Boggs. Better known as Dock Boggs, he became known for his unique style of banjo playing and singing, which was a combination of old time Appalachian folk music and African American blues. Today we tell his story. You can find the Stories podcast on RadioPublic, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, TuneIn and on most other podcast apps. Thanks for listening and sharing our stories with your friends... Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/stories-of-appalachia--5553692/support.
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Welcome to "Stories of Appalachia," the podcast where hosts Steve Gilly and Rod Mullins have been unraveling the captivating history and folklore of the Appalachian region since 2015. Join them...

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Welcome to "Stories of Appalachia," the podcast where hosts Steve Gilly and Rod Mullins have been unraveling the captivating history and folklore of the Appalachian region since 2015. Join them as they guide you through mist-covered mountains and winding rivers, exploring the stories that define the heart and soul of Appalachia.
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