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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.

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
Preston McCalvin Fleming:  Killing Rock The Untold Story Part 3

The Life of McCalvin Fleming has always been overshadowed by his brother, Henan. Was he already married in the story? Why would he be with the Vanover family?

May 24, 2022
The Henry Vanover Story :  Killing Rock The Untold Tales Part 2

Henry Vanover’s murder has been a mystery. Who actually shot him? Who was blamed for the act? And how did this lead to the Pound Gap Massacre?

May 19, 2022
Killing Rock: The Oft Told Tale Part 4

Doctor Taylor, Henry Adams, Calvin Fleming and his brother Henan would all be indicted as suspects in The Killing Rock Massacre on June 3rd, 1892.

May 15, 2022
Killing Rock:  The Oft Told Tales Part 3 The Arrest of Taylor

Doctor Marshall Benton Taylor’s eventual arrest was dramatic. On the run and afraid for his life, he tried to make his escape to Florida. But didn’t make it.

May 12, 2022
Jane and Her Identity:  Killing Rock The Untold Story Part 1

Will the real Jane Mullins please stand up? Who was Jane Mullins? And why is she mixed in with several other women?

May 8, 2022
Killing Rock: The Oft Told Tale Part 2

The Killing Rock Massacre or “Pound Gap Massacre” was shocking on several levels. The shootout at the Cleft of the Cumberland and Henry Adams.

May 3, 2022
Killing Rock: The Oft Told Tale Part 1

A frightened fifteen-year-old young man runs screaming and sobbing into the arms of Jemima Harris.

May 1, 2022
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
Preston McCalvin Fleming:  Killing Rock The Untold Story Part 3
The Henry Vanover Story :  Killing Rock The Untold Tales Part 2
Killing Rock: The Oft Told Tale Part 4
Killing Rock:  The Oft Told Tales Part 3 The Arrest of Taylor
Jane and Her Identity:  Killing Rock The Untold Story Part 1
Killing Rock: The Oft Told Tale Part 2
Killing Rock: The Oft Told Tale Part 1