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
The Fortune's Gone But Not His Memories - Shirley Mitchell November, 1985 Written by Tom Sieg
From Patrick County To Pearl Harbor and Back December, 1985 Written by Susan M. Thigpen
Addie's Word February, 1986 Written by Bob Heafner
How I Survived The Depression February, 1986 Written by Royce Q. Holland
Aunt Elva's Birthday Party June, 1986 Written by Ivalien Hylton Belcher
Margaret Jane Simmons Jessup August, 1986 Written by Imogene Turman
Thomas and Della Belcher November, 1986 Written by Ivalien Hylton Belcher
Ma Savage, Good Samaritan of Mingo County March, 1987 Written by LaVonda S. Harris
Earl Palmer, The Mountain Photographer April, 1987 Written by Dale Belcher
Doc August, 1987 Written by Cabell F. Cobbs
Paul and Lillie Hylton August, 1987 Written by Ivalien Hylton Belcher
The Lewis Mountain School September, 1987 Written by John W. Stoneberger
A 24 Carat Original - Coy Lee Yeatts October, 1987 Written by John Hassell Yeatts
Alvy Boyd's Hunting Tales January, 1988 Written by Ivalien Hylton Belcher
Little Joe January, 1988 Written by Imogene Turman
The Cabin of Edna Harville January, 1988 Written by Rebecca Butcher
A Special Lady - Mrs. Olyer W. Turner April, 1988 Written by Susan M. Thigpen
The Other Side of the Mountain April, 1988 Written by Kelly D. Webb
Calvin and Viola Cole October, 1988 Written by Ivalien Hylton Belcher
Integrated Schools November, 1988 Written by Dora P. Maine
The Lewis Mountain Story Teller November, 1988 Written by John W. Stoneberger
A Man Of The Georgia Mountains January, 1989 Written by Jack Rottier
Fighting February, 1989 Written by Sue Collins
Aunt Katherine September, 1989 Written by Ivalien Hylton Belcher
George L. Carter - Mountain Capitalist - Part 1 of 2 October, 1989 Written by Sebert L. Sisson
George L. Carter - Mountain Capitalist - Part 2 of 2 November, 1989 Written by Sebert L. Sisson
Little Patches Of Blue December, 1989 Written by Nancy B. Collins
Shade Chafin January, 1990 Written by Ernest F. Reynolds
Preston S. Williams, My Grandpa February, 1990 Written by Janice Kinsler Smith
Jesse Overbay - The Miller March, 1990 Written by Susan M. Thigpen

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