Appalachian Stories

From Grandma’s reciepes to great hiking trails to scary stories to tell at the campfire, you’ll find it all right here as you explore mountain life.

History and Culture
Jessica Lynch: A West Virginia War Hero

Jessica Lynch: A West Virginia War Hero

Lynch’s training began in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Despite the attack, Lynch never imagined she’d see combat. She was stationed in Fort Bliss as a supply clerk and planned on being in the army for a few years then following her dream to be a kindergarten teacher. The start of the Iraq War, however, changed everything for Lynch and thousands of other soldiers.

read more