A view of Popcorn Sutton from the eyes of a 12 year old

I've taken more than 500 passengers on the Moonshine & Wine tour over the last 12 months. A lot of questions come up like "have you ever tried real moonshine?", why yes I have, how bout you? A lot also ask me "why do they call it moonshine?", well it aint because they make it by the moonlight, that's a myth. I would say though that the most asked question is "did you know Popcorn Sutton?", I can honestly say, no I did not. At least not in the sense that one man knows another man. The last time I seen him I was 12 years old. I did not know Popcorn but I have met him many times and I have seen him many times in my life. I grew up in the same County that Popcorn lived in during his last years.

The History of Appalachian English: Why We Talk Differently

“Where are you from?” An annoying question asked in a condescending tone I have been forced to endure nearly my entire life. Whether I travel north into Yankeedom or south into Dixie, it seems that the way I (and everyone I grew up with) talk just seems oddly out of place. We don’t have a Yankee accent, but we also don’t really speak with a southern drawl. Ours is an accent that is entirely unique and though it’s often the subject of scorn and ridicule, the Appalachian dialect is an ancient connection to our rich heritage and deserves to be safeguarded and honored. The language we speak is known as Appalachian-English and actually serves as one of the oldest varieties of English spoken in

1993 Storm of the Century: Occurred This Week

This week marks the tragic anniversary to what has been described as “the storm of the century”, also known as “The Great Blizzard of 1993″. The large cyclonic storm formed over the Gulf of Mexico on March 12, 1993, and over the next three days, the supercell reigned terror upon the East Coast from Central America to Canada, producing tornadoes, blizzards, hurricane force winds and extreme cold. The first sign of unusual weather came on March 11, 1993, when temperatures over much of the eastern United States began to drop as a surge of arctic air swept across the Midwest and on to the East Coast. Simultaneously, to the south, low pressure formed in Mexico and moved eastward into the Gulf, pr

5 Interesting Facts About the Smoky Mountain Wildflowers and Where to Find Them

Spring is almost here, which means so are the gorgeous Smoky Mountain wildflowers! Every spring, people travel to the Smoky Mountains to see the breathtaking scene of the wildflowers blanketing the mountains. Here are 5 interesting facts about the Smoky Mountain wildflowers and where you can find them when you visit: 1. More Than 1,500 Flowering Plants There are more than 1,500 kinds of flowering plants that grow in the Great Smoky Mountains! This is more than any other American national park! The park is even sometimes referred to as the “Wildflower National Park.” Some of the most popular flowers in the park include trout lilies, crested dwarf irises, wild geraniums and flame azaleas. When

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