History

The Hero in the Feathered Hat: JEB Stuart

Ararat, Virginia

The “eyes and ears” of Robert E. Lee, the dashing General “Jeb” Stuart became not only a legendary hero but the symbol of all the Confederacy eventually lost

Up from the Mississippi Mud: Friars Point and the Delta Blues

Friars Point, Mississippi

Friars Point still stands as testament to the good things that can rise from hard times

They Called Them Feist: The Southern Breed of Dogs

Texarkana, Arkansas

Once the most common dog found in these parts, these short, energetic, scrappy canines have played a prominent role in the history and literature of the South

12 Days in Bristol

Bristol, Tennessee

Johnny Cash on the Bristol Sessions: “the single most important event in the history of country music”

How Peanuts Saved the South

Tuskegee, Alabama

George Washington Carver pushed the peanut to prominence in the South—and saved the region

Beast Butler and Order 28

New Orleans, Louisiana

There are few names more detested in the South than that of Sherman, but General Benjamin Butler once ran him a close second

Arkansas Cotton in the Boll

Arkansas

A two-hundred-year-old love affair with cotton still reaps great rewards for the Natural State

Miss Adelicia’s Beautiful Belmont Mansion

Nashville, Tennessee

The story of one of Nashville’s most remarkable homes is predominantly the story of one of her most remarkable women.

Mule Tales and Nightingales: How America Got Some of Her Biggest Laughs

Nacogdoches, Texas

Three brothers, one mule, and a Texas-sized sense of humor is all it took to add up to one of America’s funniest acts

Old Fort Jackson and Savannah in the Civil War

Savannah, Georgia

Built over 200 years ago, Georgia’s oldest brick fort stands as a memorial to Savannah’s part to play in a War that ravaged the South

Downtown in the Oldest Town in Texas

Nacogdoches, Texas

Folks have been coming to and through Nacogdoches for a long time, and for good reason—it’s not only the Gateway to the rest of Texas but one of the state’s finest jewels

The Pre-Revolution Revolutions of Nacogdoches, Texas

Nacogdoches, Texas

From the steps of Nacogdoches’ historic center, the Old Stone Fort, three hopeful republics declared their independence, but it just wasn’t meant to be

Noble in Character, Worthy in Deed: Uncle Cal and His Famous Racehorses

Lexington, Kentucky

Owner of both Exterminator and Merrick, Cal Milam may have been shrewd about racehorses, but he had a big heart

America’s Iconic Feud: Hatfield v. McCoy

Mingo County, West Virginia; Pike County, Kentucky

The Hatfield-McCoy story is our own Shakespearean tragedy—but with the bitter bite of reality

Proud Nacogdoches: Biggest, Bloomiest, Oldest, and First

Nacogdoches, Texas

We take our superlatives pretty seriously around here—but especially when it comes to a place like Nacogdoches

Old Sheldon Church

Yemassee, South Carolina

Likely the first church in America to be built in temple style, Old Sheldon Church is an abridged history of South Carolina and, to some extent, the entire South

The Life of Hank Williams: Tragedy and Legend

Montgomery, Alabama

Hank Williams not only sang country songs, but he lived the pains and joys of country music