When European immigrants began settling in the hills and hollows of the Appalachian Mountains, they found rugged and hard-tamed lands. Cherokee peoples were the largest population, with Iroquois, Shawnee, and other tribes living off the lands. Pioneers worked hard to build lives for themselves, their kin-folk, and future generations by sowing seed, farming, logging, and … [Read more...] about Did a Pig Really Start America’s Most Famous Feud?
James Best may have made the most appearances on large and small screens of any actor, appearing in more than 600 T.V. episodes and 85 motion pictures. With all of that being quite impressive, it is astounding just how much more he accomplished in his life and the great circle of friends he accumulated. Best's storied life began as Jewel Franklin Guy, born in … [Read more...] about Jim Best; So Much More Than Rosco
In 2008, my lovely wife and I were privileged to visit Mingo County, West Virginia, several times as part of ministry outreach. I made living arrangements for our group with a gentleman named Dr. Joseph Pat Garland, who owned and operated the Historic Matewan Inn, in Matewan, West Virginia, along with his wife, Sharon. Dr. Pat, as he was called, having served his faith as a … [Read more...] about America’s Second Civil War?