This episode tells the story of Lewis Hayden, an escaped slave from Kentucky. Hayden went on to become an integral figure in the anti-slavery movement. Hayden and his wife, Harriet, provided a safe haven for hundreds of escaped slaves.
I’m starting off the new season with Boston, MA. Part 1 encompasses arrival and some histories. Arrival will give you some tips on public transportation to and from the airport and some info on the train systems. This episode will also cover the Boston Women’s Heritage Trail in the Back Bay East Area.
Women’s Heritage Trail
A quick review of breweries in Knoxville, TN. Knoxville is home to If you love beer, plan to visit, or live in the area, listen to this episode!
Schulz Bräu Brewing
Pretentious Beer Co.
Crafty Bastard Brewery
Links for Knoxville Breweries
The story of the Clinton 12 and the desegregation of the first state funded high school in the south.
A quick visit to my hometown of Danville, KY. This episode features pizza, beer, history, and entertainment. Be sure to listen to the Jane Todd Crawford episode, too!
Bluegrass Pizza and Pub
A great beer selection and excellent pizza. The service was also top notch!
An outdoor summer stock theatre.
Frank X. Walker In the podcast I said he doesn’t have a website, but it seems he does! Check it out!
Jane Todd Crawford thought she might be having twins, at least that’s what a doctor told her. She was having abdominal pains and her abdomen was very swollen and enlarged. Dr. Ephraim McDowell, from Boyle County, over 60 miles came to see her in Green County, KY, and he realized she was not pregnant, but had a large ovarian tumor. Dr. McDowell told her that he would try to remove it if she would come to his home in Danville, KY.
I haven’t been able to travel lately, so I decided to tell the story from Knoxville, TN. It is the story of Evelyn Hazen, a local woman who sued for breach of promise to marry and seduction in the 1930s.
In Knoxville, we have a local tourist attraction, the Mabry-Hazen House. Once the home of Miss Evelyn Hazen, a woman who was seduced, lied to, used, and set aside. Instead of going quietly away, Evelyn decided to file suit against Ralph Scharringhaus. Even though she knew she would lose her reputation and many friends, she stood up for herself.
This trip was single day trip. I did not get as much done as I’d hoped. But I did visit the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center and take a walking tour.
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
Ultimate Queen City Underground Tour
Food and Drink
The first part of my trip to Asheville is up and ready for a listen. In this first part, I talk a little about the origins of the town and give some tips on what not to do. Trust me, I learned the hard way!
Listen to the episode here Asheville Part 1