Hidden History of Bristol: Stories from the State Line

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Legend has it that in 1842 a local slave, Silas Goodson, dreamed of a large city spreading over the hills, and ten years later Bristol was founded on the border of Tennessee and Virginia. Much of Bristol's most unusual history is long forgotten, but local author Bud Phillips's collection of his Bristol Herald Courier columns brings light to the overlooked pages of the past. With stories of a jilted suitor's porcine revenge, the legendary fiddler Nora Cross and the Devil's Hideout and the search for the gold of Rosetta Bachelor, readers will delight in the history that they always wish they knew. Join Phillips as he explores the fascinating, and occasionally uproarious, lost tales of Bristol.
ISBN: 9781609490478
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Tennessee
Series: American Chronicles
Images: 34
Pages: 112
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Bud Phillips has been a resident of Bristol, Virginia, since 1953. He first began to hear strange and unique stories about the past from his older clients when he served as a social worker. In March 2006, he began writing a history column for the sesquicentennial celebrations of Bristol, and due to popular demand, he continues to write for the Bristol Herald Courier to this day.
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