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 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
The Obituary of Inez Hedge, 1886 April, 1990 Written by Dorothy Hedge McKinney
Patchwork Floors May, 1990 Written by Sylvia Sampson
A Tribute to Mike Roach June, 1990 Written by John W. Stoneberger
A Bit of West Virginia History August, 1990 Written by Ronnie E. Knight
Family Man August, 1990 Written by Sylvia Sampson
No Sad Songs August, 1990 Written by J. Carlton Smith
The Lewis Mountain Widow August, 1990 Written by John W. Stoneberger
Hoover Hogs and Miracles June, 1991 Written by Jeffrey Rowan Lockhart
The Glass Dipper June, 1991 Written by J. Carlton Smith
Snuffy Doesn't Live Here! August, 1991 Written by Bob Heafner
Whistling Ed - An excerpt from, Memories Unraveled August, 1991 Written by Pat Hadley Davis
The Hays Family of Chatham Hill September, 1991 Written by Susan M. Thigpen
Happy Birthday Miss Addie November, 1991 Written by Susan M. Thigpen
A Conversation With Elbert Childress June, 1992 Written by Scott Allan Jacobs
Lieutenant Isaac Webb, CSA July, 1992 Written by Archie L. Goad
Musser's Orchard July, 1992 Written by Susan M. Thigpen
The Inventor December, 1995 Written by Jack Lowe
A Virginia Lady March, 1996 Written by J. Carlton Smith
The Saga of Ansel Culler June, 1996 Written by Peronneau Mitchell
The Mountaineer January, 2015 Written by Wayne Easter

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