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"Aunt Viannah" Blevins with wheel at the Blevins homestead in the Station Camp Creek area of Scott County, Tennessee.


Woman Hanging the Laundry Out to Dry

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Privy, North Carolina, 1914-1915Credit: North Carolina State ArchivesThe less well-off would have made do with a simple outdoor privy.

Homesteading in Appalachia - Rugged, self-sufficient, fiercely loyal – despite stereotypes to the contrary, the Appalachian mountaineers were, and are, an admirable people who developed a rich culture while learning to survive in the isolated coves and valleys of some of the oldest mountains on Earth.

Photographer Lewis Hine’s original caption: “Scott's Run, West Virginia. Miner's child - This boy was digging coal from mine refuse on the road side. The picture was taken December 23, 1936 on a cold day; Scott's Run was buried in snow. The child was barefoot and seemed to be used to it. He was a quarter mile from his home. 1936 - 1937.”

On March 5, 1963, Patsy Cline, Cowboy Copas, Hawkshaw Hawkins and Randy Hughes are killed in a plane crash in Camden, Benton County, TN.

Dorothy Day with her prison dress. On November 1917 Day went to prison for being one of forty women in front of the White House protesting women's exclusion from the electorate.

In 1909, Leonora Whitaker left her home to teach at a mission school near Del Rio, TN. She is the mother of Catherine Marshall, and Christy [the novel] is inspired by Leonora’s experiences teaching in rural Appalachia.

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Community Post: Historic Photographs Of "White" Slaves

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Caroline Lavinia Scott Harrison (1832-1892), wife of 23rd President Benjamin Harrison, was first lady of the United States from 1889 until her death. She was active in preserving historical White House furniture, sliver, glass, and china.