Halloween is just around the corner. Haunted houses, graveyards, and ghost walks – paranormal tourism is more popular than ever. Teresa O’Bannon (Radford University) is an expert on what she calls “dark side tourism.” Then, With Good Reason will also do a little ghost-busting of its own. Also featured: The Shenandoah Valley is prehistoric home of mastodons and giant sloths, the site of a storied Civil War campaign and a popular destination for outdoor adventures. Award-winning nature writer John Leland (Virginia Military Institute) in his new book “Learning the Valley” chronicles the natural and human history of the valley, offering insights on everything from maple syrup-making to Stonewall Jackson to the nineteenth-century fascination with sassafras.
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