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Bollingers Studio, Charleston, W. Va.; Winding Gulf Collieries, Tipple & Related Buildings

Bollingers Studio, Charleston, W. Winding Gulf Collieries, Tipple & Related Buildings

This map shows the Appalachian Region divided into five subregions: northern, north central, central, south central, and southern Appalachia. For a list of county data by state, see the downloadable Excel file.

This map shows the Appalachian Region divided into five subregions: northern, north central, central, south central, and southern Appalachia.

We are the last of the granny witches.  The old ones, the original Appalachian queens, were daughters of the Celts and the offspring of Druids and medieval mavens and the natives of the old world craft, and we are their children. And although we are indeed as mysterious as these old hills, we still have that Celt and Cherokee elder magic in our bones.

Two of the Walker sisters beside Walker Cabin in Great Smoky Mountains. (Thanks for the info Jerry Adams). Photo shared From: The Last of the Granny Witches ~ Appalachian Ink ~ Home of Anna Wess, Writer & Ghost Chaser.

From Scots History Online:  HILLBILLY (Hillbillies)  The origin of this American nickname for mountain folk in the Ozarks and in Appalachia comes from Ulster. Ulster-Scottish (The often incorrectly labeled “Scots-Irish”) settlers in the hill-country of Appalachia brought their traditional music with them to the new world...

mountain folk in the Ozarks and in Appalachia came from Ulster. Ulster-Scottish (The often incorrectly labeled “Scots-Irish”) settlers in the hill-country of Appalachia brought their traditional music with them to the new world.

Appalachian Settlers and Their Dwellings. A short film about the Scotch-Irish and German settlers of Appalachia and the unique structures that they built.

A short film about the Scotch-Irish and German settlers of Appalachia and the unique structures that they built. Narrated by author Katie Letcher Lyle.

Free family tree chart to complete on your computer and save and print. - © 2002-2013 Kimberly Powell. Licensed to About.com.

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We post a new episode of Appalachian History weekly podcast every Sunday. Today's show opens with with a 1962 interview with Sanders Russell, harness race champion. Just prior to this interview, at age 62 and recovering from a broken leg, the North Alabama native won the famed Hambletonian.

Battle of Cowpens / Old Accounts Books / VA Saltworks ---Appalachian History Weekly podcast posts today.

Granny Women - healing and magic in Appalachia

Granny Women: Healing and Magic in Appalachia

The Appalachian Mountains held many secrets unknown to outsiders. The ways of healing were not from doctors and hospitals, but from the women who lived in the mountains and learned from their ancestors, nature, and the Cherokee people.

Family Tree Template Finder: Free Printable Genealogy Charts ~ This post has links to all types of Free genealogy charts including editable family trees, census info sheets for the US and Canada and research logs plus more! This free editable chart is from Genealogy Bank.

Family Tree Template Finder: Free Charts for Genealogy

Kanawha Land Co., Charleston, W. Va. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C.

Kanawha Land Co., Charleston, W. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.

East Coast US - Appalachian Trail Thru-hike - "The Appalachian Trail is one of the longest continuously marked footpath in the world, measuring roughly 2,180 miles in length. The Trail goes through fourteen states along the crests and valleys of the Appalachian mountain range from the southern terminus at Springer Mountain, Georgia, to the Trail’s northern terminus at Katahdin, Maine."

Hike some or all the The Appalachian Trail. The Trail goes through fourteen east coast states from Springer Mountain, Georgia, to Katahdin, Maine.

Historical Map of the United States including the State of Franklin

Today in 1784 Western North Carolina (now eastern Tennessee) declares itself an independent state under the name of Franklin; it is not accepted into the United States, and only lasts for four years.

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