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A look at the little known stories that make up our history

The Untold Histor‪y‬ Steve Gilly, Gena Gilly

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.3 • 15 Ratings

A look at the little known stories that make up our history

    New Australia

    New Australia

    In the 1890's a group of Australian socialists attempted to establish a worker's colony in Paraguay.  It was envisioned as a socialist utopia but it soon fell apart over disagreements about the consumption of alcohol and fraternizing with the local women, among other things.  
    Today we tell the story of New Australia.
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    • 8 min
    The Curious Story Of Cats And The Church

    The Curious Story Of Cats And The Church

    Cats are often seen as tools of the devil, or as bad luck, particularly if they are black.  Today we tell how they got that reputation, way back in the Middle Ages, along with how that itself led to massive death across the European continent.  
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    • 11 min
    The Vampire of Rhode Island

    The Vampire of Rhode Island

    In 1892 a young woman named Mercy Lena Brown died of tuberculosis in Rhode Island.  Her mother and sister had also died of the disease and two months later her brother was about to die from it as well.  What do you do in a situation like that?  Why, you dig up Lena's grave to see if she's a vampire, of course!

    Today we tell the story of one of the last "vampires" in New England, where two centuries of superstition had developed into a deep belief in vampirism in that part of America

    • 11 min
    The First Snake Handling Preacher

    The First Snake Handling Preacher

    Snake handling as a religious practice has been associated with the backwoods of Appalachia for over a hundred years.  While it's true that the handling of poisonous snakes as a way of proving one's faith has and still does occur, it has generally been fairly rare.  Today we tell the story of the man who began the practice, George Went Hensley, from Virginia.

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    • 18 min
    That Time The Government Tried To Poison Us

    That Time The Government Tried To Poison Us

    Despite the efforts of anti-alcohol crusaders in the 1920's, including passage of an amendment to the U.S. Constitution banning the sale of alcohol, people continued to drink.  They drank so much the sale of alcoholic products increased by 300 percent!  Today we tell how the Federal Government dealt with that problem.

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    • 6 min
    The Oregon Exclusion Laws

    The Oregon Exclusion Laws

    An argument between a black settler and a Native American led, eventually, to several laws that banned African-Americans from Oregon.  Today we tell you the untold history of Oregon's exclusion laws of the 19th century.

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    Thanks for listening and thanks for sharing our stories of the lesser known bits of

    • 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Prairie_Dog ,

Another Great History Podcst

The team behind the My Appalachia, Mountain Lore, and Stories a History of Appalachia Podcasts hits another one out of the park with The Untold History. The focus of this podcast isn’t limited to Appalachia, and it tells us some stories that are not generally known. It is well researched, and always interesting. So if you are interested in history, or just like interesting true stories, this is a great podcast for you!

History liker ,

Good

I look forward to the history of Appalachia podcast every Saturday morning and now I look forward to this one.

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