Tag Archives: West Virginia

Bluefield: A Wedding of Two Communities

This winter I spent some time in the Craft Memorial Library over at Bluefield, West Virginia.  I found there microfilmed copies of the Bluefield Daily Telegraph from the late 1800s to the middle of the 1900s.  Interesting stories. Of course … Continue reading

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“Nuptials”

My parents married on May 17 at the pretty little Morrison Chapel in the iconic year of 1957. In those days the newspaper carried long, flowery narratives of these events, describing the bridesmaids’ dresses and the bride’s dress, and the … Continue reading

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Reflections on Appalachia, Part One: Mountaineers are Always Free!

I am taken with the stories of the settlement of my home region in the early history of the United States.  The mountains became a home of hope for many who were getting away from something worse somewhere else.  Their … Continue reading

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Appalachian Lexicon

It was a symphony really, of words and sounds and inflections that made up the music that ordered our lives. Continue reading

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