Sharyn McCrumb

Nancy Ward Statue

Ray Smith

Revered first for her ferociousness in battle and later for her peacemaking skills, the Cherokee woman is commemorated along U.S. 411 near Benton,Tenn. Read more


Tom Dula

Illustration by Edith Carter

A love triangle, a murder, a young man on the gallows… it’s the stuff ballads are made of. Sharyn McCrumb takes a trip to N.C. to unravel the truth about Tom Dooley – or rather, Tom Dula – hanged in 1868 for a crime that still raises questions. Read more

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