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Last week, fire gutted the Century Inn in Scenery Hill, Washington County, Pennsylvania. Built between 1788 and 1794, it was still serving great country cooking three years ago when I…

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            ‘Chew Mail Pouch Tobacco:  Treat Yourself to the Best’.           Across the western Appalachians, that motto appeared on barns close to well-traveled roads.   One side would get a…

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            Singer-songwriter John Prine turned 66 today, Oct. 10.  ‘Happy Birthday!’ to one of the best there is.            I was surprised when WUMB’s Perry Persoff saluted Prine this…

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           We’ve been driving byways for the past 16 days.  This is another report from the road. ***           Energy’s past and present we’ve seen in signs: from upstate…

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