The Mountain Laurel
The Journal of Mountain Life

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Mountain People

Mountain people are noted for their hard work ethic and their ingenuity. In the Mountain People section of The Mountain Laurel you will meet some of these remarkable people. Some were early mission school teachers, some were farmers and some were just good people but each had a story to tell. We think you will enjoy their stories.

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Title Created Date Author
Somebody Special Passed This Way… December, 1983 Written by Bob Heafner
Cap Ayers - Yesterday and Today February, 1984 Written by Tootsie Cassell Pilson
Dorn Spangler - Mr. Education March, 1984 Written by Tootsie Cassell Pilson
Thomas Jefferson Cockram - A Real Hero March, 1984 Written by Bob Heafner
George DeHart - Friend of the Birds April, 1984 Written by Ivalien Hylton Belcher
The Wood Weaver Of Pike City April, 1984 Written by John Hassell Yeatts
Anna Elizabeth Thomas - Missionary Teacher May, 1984 Written by Vera Stanley
Miss Ora and Miss Etta - Mountain Mission Teachers May, 1984 Written by Esther Fox Maxey
Dudley Williams - A Trot Valley Boy June, 1984 Written by Tootsie Cassell Pilson
Minnie Compton - The Widow That Won't Give Up June, 1984 Written by Bob Heafner
W. M. Dalton - Master Watch Repairman June, 1984 Written by Susan M. Thigpen
Wayne Banks and Perseverance June, 1984 Written by Susan M. Thigpen
A Most Unforgettable Character July, 1984 Written by Frances T. Craig
Gleaves Gardner July, 1984 Written by Ivalien Hylton Belcher
Wayne Banks - Radio Salesman July, 1984 Written by Susan M. Thigpen
Early Webb August, 1984 Written by Ivalien Hylton Belcher
Grand Opening Mountain Style August, 1984 Written by Susan M. Thigpen
The Mayberry Willows Weep August, 1984 Written by By Bob Heafner
Wayne Banks Returns to the Blue Ridge August, 1984 Written by Susan M. Thigpen
A Lady In Waiting - Roeana Pendleton Yeatts September, 1984 Written by John Hassell Yeatts
Wayne Banks - Hillsville's First Radio Station September, 1984 Written by Susan M. Thigpen
Blue Ridge Mountains Harvest Time Traditions October, 1984 Written by Susan M. Thigpen
A Traditional Farm November, 1984 Written by John Hassell Yeatts
Chris - Christmas Angel December, 1984 Written by Ivalien Hylton Belcher
Mountain Lady December, 1984 Written by Sandra Redding
Etta McPeak - She'd Do It All Again December, 1984 Written by John Hassell Yeatts
The Mettle Of Myrtle January, 1985 Written by John Hassell Yeatts
Tobax Revisited January, 1985 Written by John Hassell Yeatts
An Amazing Family Reunion April, 1985 Written by Susan M. Thigpen
Everett Won The Medal April, 1985 Written by William P. Swartz, Jr.

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