Author Shane Simmons explores tales of bravery, lore and bizarre customs within the East Tennessee region.
The mountains of East Tennessee are chock full of unique folklore passed down through generations. Locals spin age-old yarns of legends like Davy Crockett, Daniel Boone and Dragging Canoe. Stories of snake-handling churches and the myths behind the death crown superstitions dot the landscape. The mysteries surrounding the Sensabaugh Tunnel still haunt residents.
About the Author
Shane Simmons is a lifelong resident of the Appalachian Mountains. He is a founder of the Appalachian Project (TAP), a multimedia group created to preserve the heritage of the central and southern Appalachians. In addition to East Tennessee folklore, his areas of interest include the history of the coal mining industry in central Appalachia, the Civil War in East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia and Appalachian cultural history.