Trail Magic, The Grandma Gatewood Story

Trail Magic, The Grandma Gatewood Story

Emma "Grandma" Gatewood's story speaks to the courageous spirit of Appalachian people everywhere. Emma Caldwell was born around 1887 at Raccoon Creek in Gallia County, Ohio; she was one of 15 children. When she was 19 years old she married Perry Clayton Gatewood, a teacher and a produce farmer. During a time when spousal abuse was considered strictly "a personal matter:, Perry would often beat Emma in front of his employees who would cheer him on yelling, "Slap her again!"After raising her eleven...
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  • program length: 48 minutes

Monday, October 10 at 2:00 am on 12.1

additional airdates

  • Sunday, October 9 at 10:00 pm on 12.1