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March 8, 2018

The Long-Secret Tale Of The Slave Who Created Jack Daniel’s

By Jessica Bliss
The Tennessean
Lynchburg, TN (AP) - All Fawn Weaver could imagine was the sound of a gun being cocked over and over again.

On their second night in Tennessee’s whiskey capital, Weaver and her husband, Keith, stood at the edge of a 10-foot hole that looked petrifyingly like a freshly dug grave.

It was after sunset. The field around them was tree lined and dark.

The man who led them there was a self-declared redneck.

``We were sure we were going to be shot or buried alive,’’ Weaver recalls.

Center: George Green, son of Nearest, in black hat next
to Jack Daniel, with white mustache, in white hat

But as Weaver soon discovered, nothing in this small Southern town was exactly as it seemed.

She had come to Lynchburg to research the roots of a former slave named Nathan ``Nearest’’ Green, the man who some believed had taught the famous Jack Daniel to make whiskey more than 150 years ago.

Weaver’s husband never wanted to set foot in the place, objecting as a black man to visiting any town with the word ``lynch’’ in its name. He preferred Paris for his wife’s 40th birthday.

But Weaver, an intrepid entrepreneur, investor and New York Times best-selling author from Los Angeles, had a mission - and a research trip to Lynchburg, the home of world-renowned Jack Daniel Distillery, was her celebratory request.

So the couple flew across the country, ready to explore the back roads and back issues in a potentially backward town.

What they uncovered was an unexpected friendship between a black slave on loan to a wealthy preacher and a white teenager who worked at that preacher’s grocery store - a relationship that launched a multibillion-dollar whiskey company and contradicted what many assume about race relations in the South.

It was only by chance that they were there at all.

It began with a trip to Singapore and an article in the International New York Times.

Overseas on a business trip in June two years ago, Weaver unfolded the Times and was met with a surprising headline.

Jack Daniel’s Embraces a Hidden Ingredient: Help From a Slave

The story revealed a complicated and long-concealed tale.

For more than a century, Daniel’s distilling prowess had been credited to a man named Dan Call, the local preacher and grocer understood to have employed a young Daniel on his farm and taught the boy everything he knew about whiskey.

But last year, the company came forward with a possible new twist - Daniel didn’t learn to distill from Call, it said, but from a man named Nathan ``Nearest’’ Green, one of Call’s slaves.

A man who would become Daniel’s teacher and mentor and friend.


Fawn Weaver with her Green family photos & documents

Weaver read the details and gasped. The slaves of the segregated South were generally treated as property, not people - objects transferred like deeds upon a white owner’s death.

Green’s unlikely story, built on oral history and a tenuous trail of archives, disputed that.

``This story will never be accepted unless it is indisputable,’’ Weaver thought, wanting to know more.

She Googled Green’s name. Her search returned nothing but a newly created Wikipedia page referencing the book ``Jack Daniel’s Legacy.’’ She ordered it.

And she read it voraciously, tagging every page where Green and his sons were mentioned. There was more than 50.

For a book published in 1967, that was significant.

The `60s marked the contentious apex of the civil rights era. Sits-ins. Selma. Assassinations.

And yet, here was a biography that candidly detailed a relationship between ``Little Jack’’ and ``Uncle Nearest’’ - at a most unlikely time.

``To have another family, a black family, mentioned that many times is insane,’’ Weaver says now. ``That’s how I knew the story was a little more special.’’

And so the journey began. The Weavers booked a cross-country flight to Tennessee and rented a place to stay near the Lynchburg town square.

They kept the reason for their trip a secret, telling their family only that they were going on a ``whiskey tasting’’ in the South.

When Weaver first entered the unfamiliar community to research Green and forever alter the story of Jack Daniel Distillery, she did it with no fear. No worries about racism, no feeling of danger.

A vibrant and relentless businesswoman with bright hazel eyes and a loud, joyful laugh, Weaver has always focused on finding the positive.

``I’m not a fearful person like that,’’ she says, navigating her sporty white BMW down the tree-lined two-lane roads of Lynchburg. ``The way I look at it is if someone is racist it’s their issue, not mine.’’

What Weaver began to discover was that Lynchburg, at the time of Jack Daniel and Nearest Green, was perhaps a more progressive place than most - surrounded by the South’s racial tension, but in some ways, less susceptible to it.

Without question, there were troubled stories in its past. In 1903, one newspaper reported a story about ``a mob that wanted to lynch a negro’’ and assailed the Lynchburg jail. The sheriff fired on the mob, killed one man and captured three others.

The mob, however, reached its victim and shot him to death in jail.

But that type of event did not define the town. In the decades before desegregation, whites and blacks worked, lived and played together, according to Green’s descendants and Weaver’s research.

``Lynchburg is a unique town, no doubt,’’ says Debbie Staples, Green’s great-great-granddaughter. ``Were there things that happened? We’re talking about the South. Did I face racial discrimination or racial tension? No.’’

And, Staples adds, ``I don’t think my grandmother did either.’’

Staples grew up in Lynchburg in the `60s, raised by her grandmother, her Mammie. She would often sit on the front porch at Mammie’s modest white home on the corner of Elm Street. From there, one could see out to the hollers and up to where the Jack Daniel’s warehouses stood. It was a place where the town gathered to gossip.

Mammie would recline in her rocking chair, looking out at the small valleys between the hills, and tell stories.

``My granddaddy made the whiskey for Jack Daniel,’’ Mammie would say.

``Oh, yeah?’’ her grandchildren would respond skeptically. ``OK.’’

But maybe this place, this town, did have something different about it.

There were only two businesses in town - the pharmacy and a place called the Coffee Cup - that followed Jim Crow laws, forcing black patrons to enter through the back. The Green descendants would often go downtown to get a snack at the cafe or an ice cream without any trouble, Staples’ brother Jeff Vance recalls.


Uncle Nearest Whiskey, honoring Nearest Green

They didn’t go into some restaurants or the swimming pool. ``It wasn’t like they said we couldn’t come,’’ Staples says. ``We just knew.’’

But down the road from Mammie’s house, at the home of a white family where Staples’ Auntie worked, all the grandchildren - white and black - sat and ate dinner at the same table together.

``We were like family,’’ Staples says.

And that, it seemed, was like what Nearest Green was to Jack Daniel, too.

Nearly two years after her first research trip to Lynchburg, Weaver stands in a room at Dan Call’s farm - the place where Daniel and Green first began making whiskey together - and marvels at its contents.

Photographs of Green’s descendants, well-dressed men with bow ties and ladies in brimmed hats and lace, cover the walls.

Dozens of handwritten letters between Daniel’s descendants lay on the tables, their contents detailing the comings and goings of ``Uncle Jack.’’

In one corner of the wood-paneled room hangs the complete family tree of Nathan ``Nearest’’ Green.

And on the mantel above the fireplace stand bottles of Tennessee’s newest brand of whiskey, Uncle Nearest - a company created by the Weavers to honor the original master distiller.

Perhaps surprisingly, the community and Jack Daniel’s have embraced it. The distillery has recognized Green as its first master distiller and incorporated mentions of Green in all its tours, consulting Weaver’s research.

And though there is no known photo of Green, one of his son now hangs on the master distiller wall of fame.

Weaver never expected it to be this way. When she first came to Lynchburg, she fully believed that she would tell one version of Jack Daniel’s history and the company would tell another. Instead, they have worked hand in hand.

``I think it’s really important,’’ Eddy says of Jack Daniel’s inclusion of Green. ``And I think it’s a wonderful story.

``It’s bigger than Jack Daniel’s and it’s bigger than Lynchburg, Tennessee. At a time when there might be divides, it’s a story in a very difficult time of two people coming together and color not being as much a part of that relationship as we might have expected it.’’

Two legacies - not just one - now emerge.

Weaver’s love for Daniel, for Green and for the town where they made history has kept her in Tennessee much longer than she planned.

Lynchburg is now home.

She and her husband live in the tiny carriage home next to the historic Tolley House, where several generations of Jack Daniel’s distillers once resided and which they now own.

Keith, who is an executive vice president at Sony Pictures Entertainment, travels back to L.A. for work. Fawn, who loves horses almost as much as history, throws on her jeans and farm boots and revels in country life.

Neighbors know them by name. They check in when strangers visit. They repair a fence post when it’s broken.

``I am embarrassed, in a way, to share I had a bias against some towns in the South,’’ Keith Weaver says. ``What you may perceive in terms of a person or a place may not be true.

``The humanity that has been uncovered through this story and the relationship ultimately between Nearest and Jack can be inspiring.’’

Fawn Weaver feels that, too. As she drives through town, she points out the home of Green’s descendants. She slows to look at the land purchased to create the Nearest Green Memorial Park, which will be nestled right next to Mammie Green’s house.

And then she stops at the cemetery where Green is buried.

It’s less than a football field away from Daniel’s final resting place, a massive headstone where tourists from all around the world leave flowers and shot glasses. But, until recently, Green’s gravesite was obscured, secluded in the segregated part of the cemetery.

In December, as part of the rededication of Highview Cemetery orchestrated by Weaver and the Nearest Green Foundation, a new cemetery entrance was built and a towering stone memorial was erected for Green.

``Now you can see Nearest from Jack,’’ Weaver says with a smile.

Weaver isn’t finished spreading Green’s story just yet. There is the whiskey, a pending book, maybe a movie, and next up, a soon-to-be-built distillery in Shelbyville.

The Nearest Green Distillery will stand on the 270-acre Sand Creek Farms, a historic Tennessee walking horse farm and event center. In time, they plan a 3,500-barrel rickhouse, a gift shop and a tasting room.

The 600-seat show arena on the site will be reimagined and double as a private concert venue.

When Weaver talks about the next stage, making her way through the barns and petting the elegant walking horses that will remain on the property, she glows.

Then, standing in the performance ring of the show barn, Weaver reflects on all that has happened in the last two years.

She recalls that fearful experience when she and her husband first arrived - the panic that she might be buried alive - and she laughs.

It was the middle of their second long day of research. The Weavers were getting dinner at a local barbecue restaurant and making conversation with the owner, Chuck Baker.

Muscular and bald, Baker had an intimidating build but a friendly presence. Knowing they were new to town, he invited the couple for drinks after he finished work.

Keith Weaver was cautious, but Fawn saw it as a research opportunity.

Being from L.A., they expected to meet Baker at a bar or another spot in town. Instead, they found themselves following Baker’s truck down unfamiliar Tennessee back roads behind the distillery as the sun set.

Twenty minutes later they were pulling down a long dirt road driveway to Baker’s house. After hanging out on his front porch with some beers, Baker said, ``Hey, I want to show you something.’’

He went out back, to a place beyond the house lights, and stopped in front of a freshly dug pit. That’s when terror truly set in.

``For the first time in my life, I was certain I was going to die,’’ Weaver says. ``This was my final resting place.’’

But, as Weaver would uncover many more times in the next two years, the situation was not as it seemed.

Baker had dug the pit for a photo shoot of his pigs, which were featured in the Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Squire calendar.

``A photographer had climbed into the pit and taken pictures of the pigs looking down over the side,’’ Weaver says with a boisterous laugh.

Baker is now one of the couple’s closest friends in Lynchburg.

As Weaver has learned, people can often surprise - in positive ways.

Jack Daniel’s certainly has.

``We have the enormous responsibility of raising up one legend without harming the legacy of another,’’ Weaver says. ``Because I have no doubt if Nearest was here he would be raising a glass to Jack and Jack would be raising a glass to Nearest.’’

 


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Study Shows Genetic Testing To Be Far From Infallible, Pro Thieves’ Advice To Police Is Common Sense Stuff

Nun Who Kissed Elvis Finds Notoriety Is Convent’s Savior

Fifty Years On, The Origin Story Of The Stones’ Satisfaction Differs

Madeline Kahn Bio Reveals A Reserved And Brilliant Actress, Wreck Hunters & State Wrangle Over Blackbeard’s Treasure

In 1865, The Sultana Became The Worst US Maritime Disaster, School’s 50-Year Old Agave Plant Is About To Bloom & Die

Family Receives Rare Double Eagle Gold Coins Worth $80M, Playwright Tom Stoppard Calls It ‘A Scary Time’ For Free Speech

For Many, President Lincoln Is An Example, A Soulmate

Young Girls’ Cure For Hiccups Is Now On the Market, Arkansas Bigfoot Conference Is April 24 & 25 - You’re Welcome!

Inspired By Grandpa, Man Treads The Trace Of Daniel Boone, This Week In The Civil War: March 29 & April 5

Teamwork Allows Elderly Pair To Remain At Home, Together, This Week In The Civil War: Lincoln Visits Grant In Virginia

Documentary Going Clear Seeks To Support The Abused, This Week In The Civil War: March 1 Through March 15

Florida’s Mysterious Women May Have Originated In Java, Project Healing Waters Helps Veterans Through Fly Fishing

Parents Feel Marijuana Oil Will Aid Child - But Can’t Buy It, No One Can Help This Feeling, Mr. Spock— You Inspired Us

Everything Old Is New Again: Government Panel OK’s Eggs, Coffee And Even Some Salt

91 Year Old WW II Veteran Tells Of Freeing American POWs, This Week In The Civil War: February 15 & 22

Live, From New York! A Three Hour SNL Special, Sun., Feb. 15, Pit Bulls Can Prove Themselves Valuable, Non-Violent Helpers, Dead Hostage Mueller’s Family Releases Letter From Woman, Scientists Report It’s Time To Cool Earth With Artificial Clouds

Professor’s Crowdfunding To Research Age Reversal Of Pets, Major Stores Asked To Stop Sales Of ‘Fake’ Supplements, This Week In The Civil War: January 25th & February 1st

Search For Less Invasive Brain Surgery Leads To The Eye, Experts Believe The Grave Of Cervantes Has Been Found, Three Billion Mile Journey: NASA Craft Is Approaching Pluto

Nine Bad Habits To Avoid In Your 2015 Work Life, Will Clue Found At The British Museum Lead To Lost Colony?, X-ray Used To Decipher Scrolls Found At Herculaneum

The Imitation Game: How Alan Turing (who?) Won WW II, Healing Center Utilizes Native Practices To Positive Effect, Policeman Reunites With Baby He Rescued In 1963

This Week In The Civil War: Confederacy Suffers In Winter, Ten Best Movies Of 2014

Cat Sold In Bed Is Home Again, Safe, This Week In The Civil War, Weirdness Everywhere — Thank Goodness — In 2014, Old-School Booksellers Find A Niche In The Digital Age, Christmas Tree Science: How To Limit Needles Dropping

Town’s Charlie Brown Christmas Tree ‘Has Its Own Voice Now’, Letters To Santa Claus Are A Top Priority For His Elves, The Film Behind The Sony Hack: The Interview Should Be Seen, This Week In The Civil War: Savannah & Fort Fisher, NC

How Old Do You Feel? The Answer May Predict Lifespan, Research Reveals Tensions At Gone With The Wind Première

A Reading Brain Uses Same Area As If the Action Is Reality, Legendary Or Obscure, ‘Doctor Film’ Wants To Save Them All

This Week In The Civil War: Fighting In Nashville, Tennessee, Many Families Researching Their Ancestors Find Big Surprises

Former Convict Returns To Art And Finds A New Life, SC Engineer Bitten By A Rare Bug: Making Legal Moonshine

NC TV & Film Exhibit Features Industry That May Be Dead, This Week In The Civil War: November 23 & 30

Former WASP Ignored Insults & Served As Pilot In World War II, This Week In The Civil War: November 2, 9 & 16, 1864

Doggy Cooking Network Gives Owners Safe Choices For Pets, UN Climate Report: Change Is Here, Humans Caused It

At Age 14, Helen The Blind Bison Has Lots Of Fans & Gifts, 3-D Images Of Civil War Scenes Offer Tourists Rare, Fresh View

Smithsonian’s Fossil Hall Taken Down For Full Restoration, This Week In The Civil War

Man Dreams Of Year-Round Tourism For Hatteras Village, Gossip-Loving Confederate Wrote His Diary In Code

This Week In The Civil War: Judge For Dred Scott Dies, Historic Register Adds 1950’s Savannah Enclave To Its List

This Week In The Civil War, Texas Scientists Commit To Saving Obscure Salamander

This Week In The Civil War For Weeks Of September 21 & 28, Sticking Pork Up A Kid’s Nose Stops Bleeding: Ig Noble Awards

Museum Marks 100-Year Loss Of Passenger Pigeon - Why?

This Week In The Civil War: August 31 Through September 14, Canada Locates One Of Two Lost Explorer Ships From 1840s

Woman Seeks To Honor The Dead At Lost Native Graveyard

Eternal Butterfly Program Takes Shame & Stress Out Of Death, Formerly Homeless, NC Woman Lives To Help Others, UN Panel Finds Global Warming Likely Irreversible

How Do Kids Learn Math?  The Answer Is So Simple..., Kai The Shelter Dog Is Now Top Dog At SA Fire Department, This Week In The Civil War: Ft. Sumter Reduced To Rubble

Do Dogs Feel Jealousy Or Shame? Read & Decide, This Week In The Civil War: The Hunley & Fort Sumter

This Week In The Civil War: Sherman Advances, West Virginia Native Answers “What Is It To Be Appalachian?”, Artist Who Created Ghostbusters Logo Assigns ‘The Bird’, Man With ‘Disabilities’ Founds Comfortable With Myself To Encourage Everyone

Small Is Sometimes Better In The Vegetable World, Last Of Crew That Dropped The First Atomic Bomb Dies In GA

Coke® Is Restoring Ad Murals All Across Appalachia, This Week In The Civil War: July 20 & July 27, Author Of Forrest Gump Reflects On Its Influence & Appeal

Scientists Use CSI-Type Tools To Track Alaska’s Wolves, Casual Childhood Sale Of Star Wars Stuff Leads To Big Business

This Week In The Civil War: Life & Death In Petersburg, VA, MIT Developing ‘Finger Reader’ To Help Visually Impaired, 20 Million Year Old Fossils Revealed At Dam Site

This Week In The Civil War: The Battle For Washington, DC,PBS To Air Dick Cavett Special On Watergate August 8, 9 PM, Seniors (or almost anyone) Can Increase Strength With Parkour, NC’s NAACP Seeks To Extend Extend Eugenic’s Deadline

This Week In The Civil War For June 22 And June 29, Monday, June 30, Is Deadline For NC Eugenics Victims To File, Great White Shark Population Is Surging Along East Coast, Shipwreck Hunter ‘99.9% Sure’ 17th Century Ship Found

Fulfilling Will’s Stipulations Is Bugging The Smithsonian, In The Rat Race In NYC, The Rats Appear To Be Winning, Toad Detour In Philly Helps Thousands Of Toadlets Live, Chubby Checker Asks For Hall Of Fame Induction ASAP!

Tests Confirm Donated Art Is Rembrandt Self-Portrait, Healthy Seniors In Study Seeking A Way To Block Alzheimer’s, NC’s 13th Amendment On Tour To Celebrate Juneteenth

Scientists Say Creating Embryo From Three People May Be OK, This Week In The Civil War, Staging Of The Wizard Of Oz Gives Inmates Hope & Purpose, Backyard Chickens: A Green Investment In Sourcing Food

This Week In The Civil War: Weeks of May 25 & June 1, Options For Honoring Beloved Pets When They Cross Over, Surprising DNA Test Links Kiwi To Giant Bird, 1000 Years Gone, Music Therapy Opens Windows Of Communication For Many, Woman Prowls Graveyards In Search Of Mysteries & Fun

Chicks With Picks: Climbers Find Power & Peace On The Ice, Robert E. Lee’s Former Land Is Now Arlington Nat’l Cemetery

Man Gently Works To Reverse Die-Off Of Honey Bees, Mad Men Style Drinking Cars Closing Down On Metro North, Oregon’s Gray Wolf, OR-7, May Have Found A Sweetie

Two Weeks In The Civil War: Overland Campaign & Sherman, Archaeologist Claims He’s Found King David’s Citadel, Blood Of Young Mice Helped Older Mice - Are We Next?!

Bees Are Disappearing, But Gardeners Can Help, Freed After 24 Years In Prison, Man Knows ‘God Has A Plan’, Yeah, It’s True. The Dude Has Had His Own Festival For Years

This Week In The Civil War: Fighting in Arkansas, Most Americans Still Question The Big Bang Theory, ‘What Would Abbie Think?’ Radical’s Presence Felt Today

This Week In The Civil War: Confederates Take Plymouth, Study Reveals Snacks May Help Avoid Marital Arguments, It’s Probably Just A Matter Of Time: 3D-Printed Heart

Descendants Of Civil War Battle Of New Market Sought By VMI, This Week In The Civil War: Raid On Fort Pillow, TN, 1964 World’s Fair Site Will Cost Millions To Restore

This Week In The Civil War: The Red River Campaign, 11 Ancient Burial Boxes Seized From Thieves, Music Program Puts Alzheimer’s Patients Back In Tune For A Bit

Noah, Opening Friday, Swirls Into A Strong Faith Market, Spring Time Is Puppy Time! How To Puppy-ize Your Life, This Week In The Civil War, Historically Vital Photos Of SC Slave Descendants New Home

Ethyl The Grizzly Loves Travel And Apple Orchards

The Grand Budapest Hotel: Wes Anderson’s Latest Is A Hit, This Week In The Civil War: Slaves Freed In Louisiana, Peerless Card Shark & Magician Richard Turner Is Totally Blind, The Debate Continues On Safety & Impact, But Vaping Is Gaining Acceptance & Growing

This Week In The Civil War: U.S. Grant Takes Charge, The Hard Part Is Digging The Hole: Backyard Pond Tips

Researchers Find Mexico’s Endangered ‘Water Monster’, This Week In The Civil War: Confederate Submarine, Bumblebees Are Getting Stung By Honeybee Sickness, New Exhibit Features Telegram From Elvis To His Parents

Hasty Dig At Camp Asylum, SC: The Developer’s Coming!, Backyard Bird Counters Reveal Snowy Owl Migration, Surgeon Who Invented Heimlich Maneuver: Remember It!

Saving The World’s Great Art: The Real Monuments Men, This Week In The Civil War: Sherman In Mississippi, Folkies Recall Opening For The Beatles At Carnegie Hall In ‘64

Hoffman’s Relapse & Death Is A Tragic, Common Outcome, This Week In The Civil War: Fighting At Morton’s Ford, VA, ‘Jar Nut’s’ Collection Of Bottles Is On Display In Spencer, NC

Monuments Men: 1,000 Years Of Culture Saved From Nazis, This Week In The Civil War: The Union Campaign, Film & Museum Reveal More Realistic View Of Bonnie & Clyde, IRS Is Working To Save Tax Payers Money Through EITC

2013 Was 4th Hottest Year On Record, Says NOAA, This Week in The Civil War, for week of Sunday, Jan. 26, Germans’ Longing For American West Births Documentary Play, What Do Fish Poo, Fresh Berries & School Kids Have In Common?

Making Of Lone Survivor Challenging & Controversial, This Week In The Civil War: Fighting In Tennessee, Archaeologist Seeks WWII DNA From Pacific Graveyards, Handyman Program’s ‘Angels’ Help Keep Seniors At Home

This Week In The Civil War, Originals Of The Star-Spangled Banner & Flag To Be Displayed, Our Universe At Its Infancy: Images From Hubble Telescope, 100 Years Later, The British Still Debate WWI’s Legacy

Music Therapy Organization Helps Vets Cope With PTSD, This Week In The Civil War: Winter Furloughs, Rare 1886 Michigan Lighthouse For Sale, Concern For Elves Prompts Iceland To Halt Roadway

This Week In The Civil War, New Survey Reveals US Dads Very Involved In Child Rearing, Dolphin Center Offers Course In Marine Mammal Care

Papers Stolen During Civil War Going Home To Virginia, New Vero Beach Dig: Ice Age Humans In North American?

This Week In The Civil War: Lincoln’s Restoration Plan, Oldest DNA By 100,000 Years Throws Science Into A New Era, Bird Lovers Seek Respect For Sweet Birds: Iowa Blue Chickens

Police Still Seeking Clues To TV Star’s 1957 Murder, Scrawny Stray Cat Becomes Media Star: Pete The Cat

Researchers Seek To Teach Computer Common Sense, This Week In The Civil War: Fighting In Tennessee, New Trend For Vets Helps Pets & Owners: Euthanasia At Home, Florida Archaeologists Carefully Ponder & Paw Mystery Site

President Kennedy Is Best Remembered In His Own Words, This Week In The Civil War: The Battle Above The Clouds, German Who Held Nazi-Era Art Trove Wants Collection Back, Fifty Years Ago, A Young Boy Sought To Comfort JFK’s Bugler

This Week In The Civil War: The Gettysburg Address, NC Student, A ‘Modern Hippie,’ Treasures His 1977 VW Bus, 1869 Account Of Yellowstone Was Disbelieved, Nearly Lost, Amazing Story Of 17th Century Gem & Its Princess Savior, BBB: Tips For Donating To Typhoon Haiyan Relief

2013 Meteor Crash In Russia Is More Likely Than Realized, This Week In The Civil War

This Week In The Civil War: Confederates’ Knoxville Move, Was The Exorcist A True Story? The Answer Remains Elusive, OK, Weather Nerds! Here’re Some Weird Sandy Facts, LA’s La Brea Tar Pits Mark 100 Years Of Excavations

Inspired By Hugo’s Wrath, SC Building Arts College Thrives, This Week In The Civil War, Evidence Found Of Yeti: Oxford’s DNA Analysis Irrefutable

Remembering The Civil War, Graves Spanning Decades Of Tragedy Featured On Hike, NC Twins Meet Biological Mother On Their 20th Birthday

In Debate Over Redskins’ Name Whose Opinion Matters Most?, ‘Appearance Isn’t Everything’ & Model Finds Attention ‘Creepy’

Texas Historical Commission Look For Old Socorro Mission, At 86, Man Continues Career As Mason: ‘I love to do it’

Burger King Seeks To Make Fries Less ‘Painful’, Pirate Ship Which Sank In 1717 Yields Valuable, Rare Booty, Miss Piggy Sets Up House With Kermit & Fozzie At Smithsonian

Beep Baseball Helps Blind Players Gain Confidence

Woman Loses 160 lb. In Two Years, Without Suffering, US Wind Farms Responsible For Dozens Of Raptor Deaths

Detroit Asserts Driverless Cars Are Only Eight Years Away, Beloved Irish Poet’s Final Words: “Don’t Be Afraid.”

Report Highlights Importance Of Increasing Fruit And Vegetable Access In North Carolina, Area Of Brain Where ‘Normal’ Memory Loss Occurs Is Found

Life After TV’s Smash Still Busy For Its Songwriters, Free Dogwood Trees For Joining Arbor Day Foundation, August, Back To School Sleep Habits: Tips For Getting Kids In Gear!

NOAA Features Live Ocean‘TV’ Through August 16, Amazing Mayan Frieze Is Found In Guatemala, New Film The Butler Bridges Decades Of Struggle For Blacks

Elvis Week Honored With Release Of Elvis At Stax, Agencies Now Track The Biggest Fish: Whale Sharks, Suburb Seeks To Reduce Deer Population With Birth Control

Tick-Killing Robot May Change The World - And Your Backyard, Research On Monogamy In Animals Yields Varied Results, Back To School Overview Of Cool Stuff For Kids!

Retired Professor Sweeps Village Streets For The Good Of All, Particle Bs Sighting Confirms Clue To Universe’s Origin, Native Artist Seeks To Redefine What It Is To Be An Indian

Chance Meeting At Auschwitz Leads To Understanding, High Point Man Recalls Days On Lone Ranger Radio Show, Monks’ Sand Mandala Tour Spreads Cultural Tolerance

Solar Powered Plane Finishes Historical Journey In NYC, Raising Butterflies Is Spiritual Medicine For SC Man, More People Are Donating Bodies To Science

Teaching Each Other How To Live, Inmates & Dogs Reform, Easy July 4th Dessert! Raspberry Coconut Pie, Freshly Made Lemonade With Fresh Berry Ice Cubes, Utah Man Submits Bigfoot Skull Fossil To Science For Exam

NC WW II Veteran’s Family Receives His Bible, Missing Nearly 70 Years In Europe, Greensboro Science Center Works 24/7 To Save Little Duke

Formerly Obese Man Will Cycle To The South Pole, Site Of Native American Chiefs In Virginia Is Now Protected, Infant Left In Phone Booth Grows Up & Seeks Birth Family, Yummy Hobby! Mushrooms In A Grow-Your-Own Kit

Search For First Web Page Leads To North Carolina, Myspace Is Reinvented (by Justin Timberlake) As A Home For Musicians, Artists & Writers, Keep It Down! New Products Help Soften Noise Sensitivity

Staying At Historic Inns Requires Some Homework - Do It!, Retired From ‘Real Jobs,’ People Embrace New Lives As Artists

Modern Home Classics: Noguchi’s Light Sculptures, Facial Recognition Technology To Stop Crime...Invade Privacy?

At 100, ACS Has Made Huge Strides In Reducing Cancer, Authors Seek To Align Horses With Owners’ Personalities, Honeybees Trained In Croatia To Find Land Mines

Dan Brown’s Very Latest, Inferno, Is An Engrossing Read, Man Hits The Road On Harley To Collect WWII Vets’ Stories, Fitzgerald’s Obscure Grave Garnering More Visitors Now

Sundance Takes A Look At Animal Moms On Mother’s Day, It’s All The Rage: Moms & Dads Taking ‘Stroller Hikes’

Britain’s Pinewood Studios Opens Its Branch In Atlanta, Fido Swallowed A Sock? That’ll Be Expensive And Maybe Fatal, Replica Of 8th Century Buddhist Caves Now On Exhibit

Planets With Life, “Goldilocks Planets,” Are Everywhere

A Place For Artists & Poets, Marked By A Big, Big Head, Woman Gets Book & Movie Deal After Self-Publishing On Amazon

Are You A Lilly Girl? It’s Hard To Resist The Sunny Lilly Lifestyle, NYC Pay Phone Project Features Neighborhoods’ Past

Everything You Need To Know About Backyard Chickens, History Buffs Gather To Mark 80th Anniversary Of Air Disaster, Hurricane Uncovers Sadness Of Unclaimed Patients’ Remains

Love Hummingbirds? Tips For Attracting These Tiny Miracles, Haiti Paints A Slum And Honors Artist Prefete Duffaut

PA Exhibit Features Local Reading Railroad Artifacts, Rite Of Spring Gives Right Of Way To Jersey Salamanders, Restoration Of Last Wooden Whaler Nears Completion

Stonehenge A emetery?, What’s A Rogue Taxidermist?“Cat” Grey Is, For Example

Community Helps Excavate Oldest Street In The US, For Fun & As Collectibles, Retro-Style Toys Remain Popular

Email, Text, Instant Message: Does Lack Of Response Bug You?

Re-enactors Skill At Acting Out History Has Dual Purpose, Team Retraces Shackleton’s Amazing 1916 Rescue, Virginia Volunteers Offer Chocolate & Hugs

Helping Kids & Adults Heal From Trauma: There’s No Clear Path, Cat Stars Of The Internet: How Did This Happen?

Shoah Foundation Produces Holograms Of Nazi Survivors, Museum Mounts Exhibit Of Ice Age Masterpieces, Family Restores Rare Airplane After ‘Coyote Chase’ Crash


 

 

 

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