The Bunkers of Mt. Airy

Mt. Airy, North Carolina, is known as the model for Andy Griffith’s Mayberry, as depicted on his television show. But, a hundred years before, it was best known as the home of the first
well-known conjoined twins, Chang and Eng, who adopted the American sounding name of “Bunker” when they settled in Appalachia. On today’s episode, Steve and Rod tell the story of Chang and Eng Bunker and their life in Appalachia.

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(Picture of Chang and Eng and 18 of their 22 kids by unattributed – Syracuse University, Public Domain,

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