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Here are the Editor's Picks articles for the Appalachia Site! These are the top ten articles that your Appalachia Editor feels are most important for you to read. Enjoy!
1. Mammoth Cave Kentucky - Ghosts And Mummies
Visitors to the cave since the early 1800s have reported hearing voices, whispers, disembodied steps, and coughs from unexplained sources. Even some apparitions have been seen by many people.
2. Appalachian Dancing Dolls
One of the oldest and most fun of all traditional folk art is the dancing doll. These dolls are called jig dolls, limberjacks, busker's puppet, clogger, jigger, paddle doll or just dancing doll.
3. Great Smoky Mountains - Cherokee Legends
If we peer into the deep forests and beyond the mists we find places that are filled with legends of mystery and myths that come from ages past.
4. Exploring The Okefenokee Swamp
The Okefenokee, covering approximately seven hundred square miles, is the Largest swamp in North America.
5. Coal Mining Towns Linger In The Past
These memories and traces of a way of life are not from a fiction story, they are as real as the woods and time that have taken over and hidden many old abandoned coal mining towns throughout the Applachian Mountains.
6. Fried Chicken Recipes To Knock Their Socks Off
When summer time starts rolling around again, thoughts turn to fried chicken and all the picnic foods that will compliment that wonderful fried chicken. I have some great recipes that will be a delicious addition to your picnics and knock the socks off everyone.
7. American Revolution And The Revolutionary War
In the mid 1700s, the American colonists were strongly opposing all the taxation imposed upon them by the British Parliament. The fact that they had no voice in decisions of Parliament was of great concern.
8. Roanoke Colony - Historical Mystery
What clues or answers to America's most famous and hauntingly sad mystery lie beneath this golf course -- and how many lost souls wander around on the lush green of the hills and gentle slopes?
9. Grace Sherwood - The Last Witch Trial
Although the trial of Grace was the last witch trial held in North America, today she is remembered and honored as a healer, herbalist, and a good woman with a kind heart.
10. Granny Women Healing and Magic
There was always a Granny close enough to fetch for help.Granny Women knew the way of herbs and home remedies and also witchcraft.
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