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Last update: 2015-11-18

Swift’s Lost Silver Mine

2015-11-18 :: Steve Gilly, Rod Mullins
Length: 18s

On this week’s podcast, Rod Mullins tells us the story of the legend of Swift’s Lost Silver Mine, supposedly located somewhere in the hills of Southwest Virginia. Rod also shares a personal connection to this legend, as well as trying to pin down the general location of the mine. If you like the podcast, please … … Continue reading

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John Randolph Neal, Jr., East Tennessee Advocate

2015-11-14 :: Steve Gilly, Rod Mullins
Length: 11s

Today, I’m sharing the story of John Randolph Neal, Jr., whose life revolved around the law. Neal was a rather eccentric law professor at the University of Tennessee College of Law in the 1920’s who went on to defend both famous clients (in Dayton, Tennessee) and not so famous clients (in Elizabethton, Tennessee, Harlan, Kentucky, … … Continue reading

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Mickey Ray Hendricks, All American Redhead

2015-11-10 :: Steve Gilly, Rod Mullins
Length: 7s

We have a sports-related podcast this week as Steve and Rod tell you the story of a woman from Scott County, Virginia, who traveled the country playing professional women’s basketball in the 1960’s, on the All-American Redheads team. You can subscribe to the podcast at iTunes, Stitcher or on your favorite Android podcast app. Thanks … … Continue reading

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Chief Benge’s Last Raid

2015-11-04 :: Steve Gilly, Rod Mullins
Length: 10s

This week on the podcast, Steve and Rod go back to the 1790’s to tell you the story of the last raid of the Cherokee warrior Bob Benge against the settlers of Scott, Lee and Wise Counties in Southwest Virginia. You can subscribe to the podcast on your iPhone or Android phone by clicking the … … Continue reading

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The Norton Braves

2015-10-30 :: Steve Gilly, Rod Mullins
Length: 10s

This week, Steve and Rod tell you the story of one of Southwest Virginia’s minor league baseball teams, the Norton Braves. Thanks for listening! View image | gettyimages.com…

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Andrew Jackson, East Tennessee Lawyer

2015-10-30 :: Steve Gilly, Rod Mullins
Length: 6s

In 1788, a brash 21 year-old came over the mountains from North Carolina to the frontier,seeking fame and fortune as a lawyer. Andrew Jackson began a long and illustrious career in what’s now Jonesborough, Tennessee, when he was sworn in as an attorney there that spring.  Find out what else he was up to in … … Continue reading

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Alfred Dean Slack, Kingsport Spy

2015-10-30 :: Steve Gilly, Rod Mullins
Length: 6s

Welcome to our new podcast, Stories, A History of East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.  Each week we’ll take a look at the history of the area, one story at a time. This week, it’s the story of the Holston Defense employee who passed plant secrets to the Russians during World War II, leading to the … … Continue reading

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Stories-A History of Appalachia, One Story at a Time

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