Monthly Archive: August, 2014

The “Wild Man” of the Woods


By Luke Manget In 1877, a party of gold miners traveling through the Globe Valley in Caldwell County, North Carolina encountered what they described as a “Wild Man”. Although they only got within… Continue reading

Death of a Sang Digger and the Fate of the Commons


By Luke Manget   On July 28, 1908, a Mrs. Collins appeared at the Lee County, VA, courthouse with a shocking and peculiar letter. The letter relayed third-hand news that her husband had… Continue reading

Eft Up! The Magnetic life of the Red-Spotted Newt


By Daniel Manget It’s the most common Salamander in North America but the only Newt east of the Mississippi.  It has to be one of the most charismatic and intriguing creatures in North… Continue reading