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Joe Tennis

The famous “Monkey Trial” of 1925 put the little town of Dayton, Tennessee, on the map, as per plan. Read more

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Joe Tennis

The history of the West Virginia resort’s water goes back more than 150 years, with endorsements from people ranging from Olympians to congressmen. Read more

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David Gillespie

The official opening of the new version of the Webster Springs, West Virginia boardwalk will take place in the spring. Read more

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Joe Tennis

Did a Bigfoot save a guy’s life in 2000? And how about the guy who didn’t go into the woods for five years after seeing one? Read more

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The original recipe was cooked up during Prohibition in Kingsport, Tennessee. Jamie Cyphers says her grandma went to jail for it. Read more

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Photo courtesy the Douglas Bast Collection.

Many believed in the magic of Wizard Zittle to cure their ills and change their fortune. His own fortune changed after he broke the magicians’ code. Read more

Magazine

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Photo by Joe Tennis

The Virginia Blue Ridge Railway survived war, the depression, changing extraction goals and much more. Now it has a new life. Read more

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Success does have many fathers, but as many as 17 candidates for the presidential paternity? Read more

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The Big Smoky Mountain Light Show in late May / early June is a sight to behold. Read more

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More than 100 years ago, this razor-beaked, lethal-clawed, high-screech creature roamed the western Maryland mountains. Or did it? Read more

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Estonoa Wetland

Denise J. Mathews

A one-acre lake that had been tended to for more than a decade by a group of Virginia high school students was about to lose its caretakers when their school fell victim to consolidation. Read more

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Circular barns, popular a century ago for their efficiencies of materials, labor and use, have largely left the landscape. One, in the foothills of Virginia, has recently been re-upped for the next 100 years. Read more

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Mother Goose Inn

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It has a head, a tail, a nest and more, and it recently became an inn as well. Read more

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Frog Level

Jo Tennis

How would a town ever get that name? And why would people still be working hard to preserve its signature building? Read more

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Llamas as Golf Caddies

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Big black eyes… long eyelashes… six feet tall… banana-shaped ears… weighs 375 pounds. Yes, that golf caddy isn't a young man – it's a llama. Read more

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Franklin's Lost Cabin

Joe Tennis

Across east Tennessee, a mystique remains when it comes to Franklin – the ill-fated “lost state” named for Benjamin Franklin. Read more

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