The Lore: DeLap Cemetery, LaFollette, Tennessee DeLap Cemetery holds the graves of a small band of Confederate soldiers belonging to North Carolina’s 58th Regiment. The recruits traveled from Cumberland Gap to Jacksboro, Tennessee in 1862 where they were soon assigned to guard Big Creek Gap. The harsh winter, lack of medical supplies and rampant disease, … Continue reading ILL WISHES
Gather 'round. This little horror story puts a different twist on "roadside shrines". The Lore ROADSIDE SHRINES Roadside shrines can be seen on almost any major highway in the world. In the United States, they are common throughout the Southwest, especially on Highway 86 between Tucson and Why, Arizona. This two lane road cuts through … Continue reading Short Story Time Again!
The Lore Edgewood Plantation, Virginia Edgewood Plantation Elizabeth “Lizzie” Rowland fell in love with a young man from a nearby estate. As soon as she heard the distinctive gait of her suitor’s horse, Lizzie would run to the window, watching for her true love’s approach. The couple hoped to marry but the onset of the … Continue reading ONCE UPON A TIME
The Lore: Crazy Woman Camp, Why, AZ In the far reaches of southern Arizona, just north of Organ Pipe National Monument, lies the tiny hamlet of Why. Little more than a wide spot in the road, the town’s main attraction is a rustic market and gift shop - aptly named “The Why Not Store”. One … Continue reading FISH BAIT
The Lore Old Mortimer Cemetery, Mortimer, NC Mortimer, North Carolina was a thriving logging town in the early 1900’s. Close to 800 families settled there to work at the Ritter Sawmill but over-harvesting of trees followed by a 20” rainfall in one day created the perfect conditions for a flood that wiped out the community. … Continue reading Unmarked Graves
The Lore: Northeastern Oklahoma is often called “Green Country” due to the abundance of man made lakes and heavily treed, rolling hills. Tucked a few miles from the Kansas border lies Picher, a modern day ghost town described by one local news source as “The biggest environmental disaster you’ve never heard of”. Picher is surrounded … Continue reading Picher Perfect