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The Woman Who Stabbed Her Brother and Packed It Off On Her Husband

Papaw Scott tried to warn me. He said, “if you keep poking around up the family tree, you might find something you don’t want to know.” Which, can I be honest? It just made me poke around all the more. … Continue reading

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Appalachian Values: Don’t Get Above Your “Raisin'”

This saying has been said a lot in the beautiful ancient hills and hollows around the Appalachian Region.   There are several streams of reality that feed into the mindset that produces such a saying.  I’m sure it isn’t unique … Continue reading

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All That Glitters . . .: Aunt Jennie and the Beginning of the Gold Rush

They had just run the Indians off the land.  It was the late 1830s.  The mountains of north Georgia were soon overrun with people looking for gold.  Aurora was built up on the fortunes of the gold hunters.  A little … Continue reading

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