Appalachia History

First Hand Account of the 1918 Flu in Appalachia

David Brose, who was the longtime Folklorist at John C. Campbell Folk School, gave me a copy of a recorded interview he did with Cleva Anderson in the 90s. I remember Cleva well. Her grandson Corky lived with her and rode the same school bus I did. She lived just over the ridge from us. I’m know Pap and Granny both thought a lot of her. She attended Maggie’s Chapel that I’ve written about here on the Blind Pig and…

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old red house with bushes grown up around it
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September 2, 1945

Harshaw Road – Cherokee County NC September 2, 1945 the Japanese delegation formally signed the instrument of surrender marking the…