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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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.
Good Home Cookin' April, 1985 Written by Rodger Goodson
Her Kind Of People April, 1985 Written by Bob G. Tannehill
The Final Caucus April, 1985 Written by John Hassell Yeatts
Moody Dalton June, 1985 Written by Ivalien Hylton Belcher
Take It Up Clean As Ye Go June, 1985 Written by Rodger Goodson
Civil War Veteran Noah Martin, 1837-1924 July, 1985 Written by Ivalien Hylton Belcher
Mack and Tucker Goad July, 1985 Written by William P. Swartz, Jr.
George Is A Bird August, 1985 Written by Dennis Hester
Della Martin September, 1985 Written by Ivalien Hylton Belcher
Closing Time October, 1985 Written by Bob Heafner

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