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Hell’s Square Mile, Part 1

Appalachian Mysteria

Jam Street Media

Documentary, True Crime, Society & Culture

4.82.6K Ratings

🗓️ 1 May 2024

⏱️ 41 minutes

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This is the beginning of a 3-part story about one square mile of the West Virginia mountains. The story winds its way through a savage war between Indians and settlers, a poor boy adopted into wealth for his ruthlessness, more than one murder trial, the infamous black hand mafia, environmental protests, and international cocaine smuggling. In Part 1, the descendants of West Virginia’s first white settlers find themselves at war with Indian tribes, eventually building a home that will become the center of a web of controversy, violence and crime. 1:40 - In the beginning 3:24 - Introducing Tim & Becky 5:12 - Warring with Indians 10:37 - The Morgan house 12:27 - Walter Curnutte’s youth 14:20 - Watler’s first brush with murder 20:15 - The murder of Walter Curnutte 27:53 - Walter’s life and controversies 36:00 - Mabel’s quest begins Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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4 quid for lunch for new cheeky little pizzas from Domino's for hot and cheesy


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just 4 quid at Domino's? High fours all round.


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Four pound per item, collection and delivery,


minimum delivery spend, charges and areas may apply.


Must remember do not forget


Remind me to bring photo ID


Reminder, set.


Babe, can you make sure I don't forget my photo ID when I vote?


All right, love.


However you remember, you'll need photo ID to vote on the 2nd of May.


Find out more at Electoralcommission.org. UK slash voter ID. And Deep in the forgotten chapters of Appalachia's vicious history lies Hell's square mile.


These hills older than bone bore witness to a tragic saga a relentless exchange of treaties each a fervent


bid for dominion of the land.


Before the names of these hills were ever penned on parchment, West Virginia was a vast and abundant hunting ground.


Blood spill evolved from animal to human, from survival to control of the Monongahela Valley.


The price of this land would be paid in blood many times


over between Native tribes, then again between tribes and the new settlers, and what would become


present-day Reevesville in Marion County.


This is the story of one square mile of the West Virginia Mountains.


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