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Exploring historical mysteries and legendary figures of the American South.

Southern Mysteries Podcast Shannon Ballard

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Exploring historical mysteries and legendary figures of the American South.

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    • 1 min
    Episode 69 Kidnapping of Alice Speed Stoll

    Episode 69 Kidnapping of Alice Speed Stoll

    In October 1934, 28 year old socialite, Alice Speed Stoll, was kidnapped from her Louisville, Kentucky mansion. Seven days later, an injured Alice was set free but her kidnapper remained on the run and became one of the FBI's 10 Most Wanted. Who kidnapped Alice? And why?
    View photos from this episode, show sources and more about the kidnapping of Alice in the complete 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, “Drone in D”, “Echoes of Time”, “Tranqulity Base” and “Ossuary 6” by Kevin MacLeod. “Shadowlands” by Purple Planet Music. “Who Can Say” by The 126ers. Licensed under Creative Commons

    • 29 min
    Episode 68 The Day The War Stopped in St Francisville

    Episode 68 The Day The War Stopped in St Francisville

    In June 1863, a group of Union and Confederate forces agreed to a truce and united for the funeral of Union Lieutenant Commander John Elliot Hart. The events surrounding the day are known in St. Francisville, Louisiana as The Day the War Stopped
    Learn more about St Francisville and view photos from this episode 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: “Relaxing Piano Music", “Elegy” and “Bittersweet” by Kevin MacLeod. “I Am A Man Who Will Fight” by Chris Zabriske. “St Francis” by Josh Lippi and the Overtimers. “Terrier Waltz” by Nat Keefe and the Bow Ties. Licensed under Creative Commons

    • 26 min
    Southern Mysteries Shorts Alice Belle Kirby

    Southern Mysteries Shorts Alice Belle Kirby

    Southern Mysteries Shorts are heard monthly on Patreon. Sharing an episode with you this week as a thanks for listening and to provide a distraction as we continue to face strange times. Hope you enjoy the story of Alice Belle Kirby.Want to learn more about membership on Patreon? Visit the Southern Mysteries Patreonpatreon.com/southernmysteries

    • 12 min
    Episode 67 Robert Smalls

    Episode 67 Robert Smalls

    Revisiting a 2018 episode about Robert Smalls. His life became a symbol of hope and freedom to the enslaved people of the American South. His determination to hold on to hope and overcome impossible odds, seems a fitting message during uncertain times
    Learn more about Robert Smalls and view photos from this episode 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:“Thoreau” by Spazz Cardigan. "Ever Mindful", "Magic Forest", "Bittersweet" and "Relaxing Piano" by Kevin MacLeod. Licensed under Creative Commons."Last Stand" and "The Chase" by Purple Plant Music Licensed under Creative Commons

    • 29 min
    Episode 66 King of the Moonshiners

    Episode 66 King of the Moonshiners

    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
    View photos of Percy and find episode sources at southernmysteries.com
    *Support The Show*Want more Southern Mysteries? Become a member of the show on Patreon to support this independent show and enjoy the benefits of membership, including monthly bonus content. patreon.com/southernmysteries
    *Connect*WebsiteTwitterDiscussion Group*Music*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

    • 27 min

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