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16 Reasons to Visit in 2016: The Beauty of Fairview

Welcome back to our “Sweet 16”, sixteen reasons you should visit Fairview in 2016! We hope you read our first post about Fairview’s rich history. Today, we want to give you a peek of another reason why we’re “sweet on” Fairview…the beauty of the grounds at Fairview. 50 more words

Abingdon

16 Reasons to Visit in 2016: History

It’s February, and we are “sweet on” Fairview! Throughout the month, we’ll be sharing “16 Reasons for You to Visit in 2016”. We think you’ll love Fairview for many of the same reasons that we do! 345 more words

Abingdon

Tonight: The Mine Wars

Go inside the coal miners’ bitter battle for dignity at the dawn of the 20th century with The Mine Wars. The struggle over the material that fueled America led to the largest armed insurrection since the Civil War and turned parts of West Virginia into a bloody war zone.  35 more words

Appalachian History

Slavery and Interstate Commerce in Appalachia

As mentioned before, I am undertaking a new project that involves the study of slavery in Catoosa County. In order to do so, I am building a sturdy base by examining historiography related to slavery in the ‘Deep South’ in comparison to slavery in Appalachia. 273 more words

Civil War (Civil War Memory)

710: A New Project

Seven hundred and ten. That is the number of slaves counted in the 1860 Federal Census for Catoosa County (GA). As one can imagine, there have not been too many histories published about this single northwest Georgia county.  820 more words

Civil War (Civil War Memory)

Clarksburg Newspaper’s Independence in Doubt

Newspaper president’s ties to gas industry undermine claims of ‘credibility’

Good ol’ boys down at the bar
Peanuts and politics
They think they know it all…
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Appalachia