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Fall in the Mountains
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The States of Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Western Maryland are home to some very special people. Believe me we know. My wife and I have traveled from Canada to Mexico. We have roamed across the entire “lower 48” of this great country. In our travels, we have met some wonderful people in every state and from all walks of life. But as the old saying goes, there is no place like home.

Likewise, there are no people like “Mountain Folks” especially those of the Coal producing States of the Appalachian Mountains.

Our mission goal at Kentucky Tennessee Living is to “Boldly Claim the Coal Mining History of Mountain Folks and the Coal Camp towns of Appalachia.” To Highlight the Parks and Events in and around the Coal Camps and to spark an interest in tourism to those areas of the States.
Our greatest desire is to Promote the Miners, Storytellers, Artists, Musicians, Photographers, and Craftsmen who keep our heritage alive while working to build a better tomorrow for the People of the Mountains.

The Runaway Groom of the Mountains:  Weird Appalachia Cases

This is the strange case of the Appalachian Runaway Groom. Did he do it on purpose or was evil afoot?

August 2, 2022
Doc’s Gun:  Killing Rock the Trial Part 9

In this article we go more in depth about how Doc’s gun was not the correct for the ammunition found.

July 27, 2022
Doctor Taylor’s Legal Fight:  Killing Rock the Trial Part 8

There was not much of a fight it seems until Doc’s rifle entered the trial. What happened that almost caused a mistrial?

July 25, 2022
The Testimony of Jemima Harris: Killing Rock the Trial Part 7

This is a record of the testimony as given by Jemima Harris

July 23, 2022
The Testimony of Noah Hubbard: Killing Rock the Trial Part 6

This is a record of the testimony as given by Noah Hubbard.

July 20, 2022
The Testimony of John Harrison Mullins:  Killing Rock the Trial Part 5

This is a record of the testimony as given by John Harrison Mullins, the son of Ira and Louanza Mullins

July 18, 2022
The Testimony of Kentucky Magistrate John Vint Bentley:  Killing Rock the Trial Part 4

John Vint Bentley was a magistrate in Kentucky and the owner of a small country store that was located at the foot of Pine Mountain.

July 12, 2022
A Note on Charles A Johnson’s Book:  Killing Rock the Trial Part 3

In his 1938 book “A Narrative History of Wise County, Virginia” Charles A Johnson asks these questions.

June 13, 2022
The Testimony of Robert Mullins:  Killing Rock the Trial Part 2

The Judge and Jury are seated in the Courtroom as the first witness is called to the stand. Robert Mullins will testify on what he discovered on May 14, 1892.

June 2, 2022
Introduction for The Trial of Doc Taylor:  The Killing Rock Trial Part 1

In the beginning, before, during, and after the trial very little official information was ever given to the local population.

May 30, 2022
Clifton Branham:  Killing Rock The Untold Story Part 5

Clifton Branham caused a lot of trouble in the mountains of Kentucky and Virginia. Even if he did or did not kill Henry Vanover, many others would die in his wake.

May 29, 2022
The West Virginia Shoot Out: Killing Rock The Untold Story Part 4

The events would lead to the men going on the run. Two men would run to West Virginia, one man would attempt to run to Florida, and one man would flee to parts unknown.

May 26, 2022
The Runaway Groom of the Mountains:  Weird Appalachia Cases
Doc’s Gun:  Killing Rock the Trial Part 9
Doctor Taylor’s Legal Fight:  Killing Rock the Trial Part 8
The Testimony of Jemima Harris: Killing Rock the Trial Part 7
The Testimony of Noah Hubbard: Killing Rock the Trial Part 6
The Testimony of John Harrison Mullins:  Killing Rock the Trial Part 5
The Testimony of Kentucky Magistrate John Vint Bentley:  Killing Rock the Trial Part 4
A Note on Charles A Johnson’s Book:  Killing Rock the Trial Part 3
The Testimony of Robert Mullins:  Killing Rock the Trial Part 2
Introduction for The Trial of Doc Taylor:  The Killing Rock Trial Part 1
Clifton Branham:  Killing Rock The Untold Story Part 5
The West Virginia Shoot Out: Killing Rock The Untold Story Part 4