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Episode 66 King of the Moonshiners

Episode 66 King of the Moonshiners

March 23, 2020

In 1957 federal authorities seized what was estimated to be a 5th of national supply of moonshine from operators in the state of North Carolina. A majority of that supply was connected to the King of the Moonshiners, Percy Flowers

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Theme Song “Dark & Troubled” by Panthernburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use  ***Additional Music: “Blue Creek Trail” by Dan Lebowitz; “Angeline the Baker” by Nat Keefe and the Bow Ties; “Drankin Song”, “Relaxing Piano”and “Journey of Hope” by Kevin McLeod; “Wandering” by Lee Rosevere; “Loneliest Road in America” by Jesse Gallager;  “I Am A Man Who Will Fight” by Chris Zabriske. All music licensed under Creative Commons

Episode 65 The Crash at Crush

Episode 65 The Crash at Crush

March 9, 2020

In September 1896, William Crush proposed his Texas railroad, the Katy Line, stage a head on collision of locomotives. Staged wrecks were big hits in other states, but the Crash at Crush became one of the deadliest publicity stunts in US history

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Theme Song “Dark & Troubled” by Panthernburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use

***Additional Music: “Surrender”, “Casey Don’t You Fret” and “Last Train to Mars” by Dan Lebowitz; “I Need to Start Writing This Down” by Chris Zebriske; “Lost Cowboy” by Coyote Hearing; “Dude, Where’s My Horse” by Nat Keefe and the Bowties; “Slow Hammers” by The Mini Vandals; “Amazing Grace” by Cooper Cannell; Northern Lights” and “Tupelo Train” by Chris Haugen Licensed under Creative Commons.

Great Crush Collision March by Scott Joplin. 1896. Performed by Eunhye Shin. Produced by Stephen Bolech. Performance arranged by Eric Ames.

Episode 64 The Woolfolk Family Murders

Episode 64 The Woolfolk Family Murders

February 24, 2020

Thomas Woolfolk was tried and executed for the murder of nine members of his family. The largest mass murder in Georgia history left Bibb County residents in shock. A decade after the murders, a confession would stir up a debate that’s lingered for more than 130 years. Was Thomas Woolfolk a cold blooded killer or an innocent man executed for a crime he did not commit?

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Music Theme Song “Dark & Troubled” by Panthernburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use

***Additional Music: Falling from Grace, Meditation Impromptu 1, Organic Meditations 3, Virtues Instrumenti, Long Road Ahead, Tranquility Base, Dark Times, Dark Fog, Falling Rain by Kevin MacLeod; There’s Probably No Time by Chris Zabriske Licensed under Creative Commons. Burial Grounds by Ross Gentry Special Thanks for Permission for Use

Episode 63 Carolina Twins Millie Christine McKoy

Episode 63 Carolina Twins Millie Christine McKoy

February 3, 2020

Enslaved conjoined twins, Millie-Christine McKoy, would be sold at least three times from infancy to 6 years of age. They were forced into freak shows in the US and UK and endured a traumatic childhood. Their life took a dramatic turn at the age of 14 when freedom allowed them to take control of their career and made them one of the most beloved performance duos of the 19th century who are rarely talked about today.

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Theme Song “Dark & Troubled” by Panthernburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use

***Additional Music: Peace of Mind, Almost in F Tranquility, Echoes of Time, Organic Meditations Three by Kevin MacLeod; Tupelo Train by Chris Haugen; I Need To Start Writing This Stuff Down and There’s Probably No Time by Chris Zabriske Licensed under Creative Commons.

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January 27, 2020

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Episode 62 The Widow of Hazel Green

Episode 62 The Widow of Hazel Green

January 20, 2020

Between the 1830s and 1850s, Elizabeth Dale, was married and widowed, six times. When Elizabeth’s neighbor, Abner Tate, claimed the men had been poisoned, he learned that questioning Elizabeth could cost you your life.

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MUSIC Theme Song “Dark & Troubled” by Panthernburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use ***Additional Music: Plantation by Audionautix; Anguish, Ambient, Osuary 1, Ossuary 6, Evening Fall Harp, Dreams Become Real, Drone in D by Kevin MacLeod; I Am A Man Who Will Fight -Chris Zabriskie; Gloomy Night – Marwan Nimra Licensed under Creative Commons.

One Mile East of Hazel Green” by Shane Adkins, from performance at Von Braun Center, Huntsville Alabama on June 7th, 2014 as part of Jim Parker‘s Songwriter Series

Episode 61 Laurence Jones The Little Professor of Piney Woods

Episode 61 Laurence Jones The Little Professor of Piney Woods

January 6, 2020

Laurence Clifton Jones moved to the Deep South at a time when it was dangerous to be a black man in Mississippi. He chose to make the move to do what some considered to be impossible - build a school for children of color in rural Rankin County. He would face cultural and financial struggles and miraculously survive a lynching in pursuit of his dream.

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MUSIC Theme Song “Dark & Troubled” by Panthernburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use ***Additional Music: Thoreau by Spazz Cardigan; Concentration and Peace of Mind by Kevin MacLeod; Slow Hammers by The Mini Vandals, Wandering by Lee Rosevere, Firefly by Chris Haugen All licensed under Creative Commons. Devouring the Whole and Burial Grounds, courtesy of Ross Gentry

Episode 60 What Happened to Patty Vaughan?

Episode 60 What Happened to Patty Vaughan?

December 23, 2019

32-year-old Patty Vaughan was looking forward to her future as she celebrated Christmas Eve with her family in 1996. Her family never imagined this would be the last day they saw her alive. Patty went missing on Christmas Day 1996. What happened to Patty Vaughan? southernmysteries.com

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Music Theme Song “Dark & Troubled” by Panthernburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use ***Additional Music: “At Rest”, “Ambient”, “In Your Arms”, “Almost in F”, “Echoes of Time” and “Reawakening” by Kevin McLeod. “I Am A Man Who Will Fight” by Chris Zabriske. All music licensed under Creative Commons

Episode 59 Christmas Eve Nightmare in Saltville

Episode 59 Christmas Eve Nightmare in Saltville

December 9, 2019

On December 24, 1924, Saltville, Virginia was covered in what witnesses described as a “blanket of white”. The town’s muck dam ruptured, sending tons of alkali sludge pouring into the community. Was the deadliest dam failure in Virginia history intentional? Who was responsible? Learn more about Saltville and see photos of the town in the days following the disaster in the show notes at southernmysteries.com

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MUSIC Theme Song “Dark & Troubled” by Panthernburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use ***Additional Music: “Elegy” by Wayne Jones; "Passing Time”, “Fairy Tale Waltz”, “Dark Times” and “Drone in D” by Kevin McLeod. “Prelude No 1” by Chris Zabriske. All music licensed under Creative Commons

Episode 58 The Legend of Octavia Hatcher

Episode 58 The Legend of Octavia Hatcher

November 25, 2019

In 1891, Octavia Hatcher died in Pikeville, Kentucky. After her death, people in town contracted a sleeping disease which caused them to fall into a coma, but wake up weeks later. Was Octavia dead when she was buried? Or had a tragic mistake been made? Learn more about Pikeville, Kentucky and how Octavia’s husband, James Hatcher, made a lasting mark on this town in the show notes at southernmysteries.com

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MUSIC Theme Song “Dark & Troubled” by Panthernburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use ***Additional Music: “Tranquility Base”, “Ambient”, Lost Time”, “Dark Fog”, “Dhaka”  and “Epilogue Ghostapocolypse” by Kevin MacLeod; “Gloomy Night” by Morwan Nimra All music licensed under Creative Commons

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