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Journal Appalachia

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November 25, 2017 Green Valley, Mercer County, West Virginia

November 25, 2017 Green Valley, Mercer County, West Virginia : Bowling in Appalachia.

November 20, 2017 Pageton, McDowell County, West Virginia

November 20, 2017 Pageton, McDowell County, West Virginia : The demolition of Pageton School.

November 18, 2017 Anawalt, McDowell County, West Virginia

November 18, 2017 Anawalt, McDowell County, West Virginia : Anawalt Lake — taken by my daughter.

November 10, 2017 Princeton, Mercer County, West Virginia

November 10, 2017 Princeton, Mercer County, West Virginia : The Bronze Gold & Silver Shop.

November 3, 2017 Maybeury, McDowell County, West Virginia

November 3, 2017 Maybeury, McDowell County, West Virginia : Peeled Chestnut Mountain Tunnel.

November 2, 2017 Anawalt, McDowell County, West Virginia

November 2, 2017 Anawalt, McDowell County, West Virginia : The Methodist Church on the old road.

September 6, 2017 Jackson River, Alleghany County, VA

September 6, 2017 Jackson River, Alleghany County, VA : Rain on the Jackson River in Alleghany County, VA. As seen from Amtrak.

August 30, 2017 Pineville, Wyoming County, WV

August 30, 2017 Pineville, Wyoming County, WV : Peacock – Motel, Restaurant, Pub. Located in Pineville, Wyoming County, WV. Definitely unique and locale favorite.

August 27, 2017 Hinton, Summers County, West Virginia

August 27, 2017 Hinton, Summers County, West Virginia : Hinton Taxi Co Inc Phone 200 — Restored Vintage Mural.

August 27, 2017 Hinton, Summers County, WV

August 27, 2017 Hinton, Summers County, WV : A new mural in downtown, Hinton, Summers County, Virginia. City beautification and renovation.

August 27, 2017 Hinton, Summers County, West Virginia

August 27, 2017 Hinton, Summers County, West Virginia : “Delicious! Refreshing! Coca-Cola Relieves Fatigue Sold Everywhere.” Revitalized Coca-Cola mural in downtown Hinton, Summers County, WV.

August 27, 2017 Pipestem, Summers County, West Virginia

August 27, 2017 Pipestem, Summers County, West Virginia : A View of our Mountains from Pipestem State Park in Pipestem, Summers County, WV.

August 19, 2017 Abingdon, Washington County, Virginia

August 19, 2017 Abingdon, Washington County, Virginia : The Moonlite Theatre Marquee. Now closed; however, for sale. This place looked like it was the place to be back in the day.

August 14, 2017 Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia

August 14, 2017 Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia : This was an old Chevrolet dealership in Welch. This photo is in memory of my Dad–Hot Rod (1947-2017).

August 14, 2017 Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia

August 14, 2017 Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia : Painted on the side of a building in Martha Moore Riverfront Park, this is the largest mural in West Virginia. Painted by artist Tom Acosta of McDowell County.

August 11, 2017 Pocahontas, Tazewell County, Virginia

August 11, 2017 Pocahontas, Tazewell County, Virginia : City Hall 1895 (still in use), The Opera House (used for special occasions), and Fire Company (hollowed shell) in Pocahontas, Tazewell County, VA.

August 11, 2017 Pocahontas, Tazewell County, Virginia

August 11, 2017 Pocahontas, Tazewell County, Virginia : The Pocahontas Roll of Honor. This monument is dedicated to the veterans of all wars from Pocahontas, Virginia.

August 11, 2017 Pocahontas, Tazewell County, Virginia

August 11, 2017 Pocahontas, Tazewell County, Virginia : Pocahontas Lodge #240 A.F. & A.M. Founded December 12, 1883. Masonic and Eastern Star Lodge.

August 11, 2017 Pocahontas, Tazewell County, Virginia

August 11, 2017 Pocahontas, Tazewell County, Virginia : Butt & Co Coffins. An old family business right outside of downtown Pocahontas, Virginia.

August 11, 2017 Pocahontas, Tazewell County, Virginia

August 11, 2017 Pocahontas, Tazewell County, Virginia : “Drink Coca-Cola. Deliciously Refreshing, Cold Everywhere.” A faded Coca-Cola mural.

First United Methodist Church “Accept Jesus today. Tomorrow may be too late.”

August 11, 2017 Pocahontas, Tazewell County, Virginia

August 11, 2017 Pocahontas, Tazewell County, Virginia : The hollowed shell of the Pocahontas Fire Company.

August 11, 2017 Pocahontas, Tazewell County, Virginia

August 11, 2017 Pocahontas, Tazewell County, Virginia : Pocahontas, Virginia, postal office.

July 30, 2017 Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia

July 30, 2017 Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia : Former home of Flat Top Bottling in downtown Welch.

July 27, 2017 Pineville, Wyoming County, West Virginia

July 27, 2017 Pineville, Wyoming County, West Virginia : Pinnacle Drive-In — home to some of the best hot dogs and subs around.

July 16, 2017 South Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia

July 16, 2017 South Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia : “Jesus Saves” — Nova Rubber proudly proclaiming the Gospel.

July 16, 2017 Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia

July 16, 2017 Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia : Pillar art in downtown Charleston.

July 15, 2017 South Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia

July 15, 2017 South Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia : The Labelle Theater celebrating South Charleston’s 100th Anniversary.

July 9, 2017 Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia

July 9, 2017 Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia : The sign to the old Beauty Rest Motel.

July 7, 2017 Gauley Bridge, Fayette County, West Virginia

July 7, 2017 Gauley Bridge, Fayette County, West Virginia : The old Kanawha Falls Post Office was relocated to Gauley Bridge.

June 15, 2017 Blackwolf, McDowell County, West Virginia

June 15, 2017 Blackwolf, McDowell County, West Virginia : Fog on the mountain after the storm.

June 9, 2017 Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia

June 9, 2017 Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia : Graffiti on a train car by the artist Enok. Seen in Welch, West Virginia.

May 29, 2017 Pageton, McDowell County, West Virginia

May 29, 2017 Pageton, McDowell County, West Virginia : Beautiful mountain view in Pageton.

May 28, 2017 Bishop, McDowell County, West Virginia

May 28, 2017 Bishop, McDowell County, West Virginia : Northern Ohio & Western 4497 locomotive seen in Bishop.

May 28, 2017 Cucumber, McDowell County, West Virginia

May 28, 2017 Cucumber, McDowell County, West Virginia : The Cucumber Post Office.

April 30, 2017 Tazewell, Tazewell County, Virginia

April 30, 2017 Tazewell, Tazewell County, Virginia : Displaying American pride.

April 1, 2017 Oak Hill, Fayette County, West Virginia

April 1, 2017 Oak Hill, Fayette County, West Virginia : Awesome sign of Clay’s Smoke House.

April 1, 2017 Fayetteville, Fayette County, West Virginia

April 1, 2017 Fayetteville, Fayette County, West Virginia : Under the New River Gorge bridge.

March 19, 2017 Burke's Garden, Tazewell County, Virginia

March 19, 2017 Burke's Garden, Tazewell County, Virginia : A Pepsi mural on an old wood building in God’s Land — Burke’s Garden.

February 26, 2017 Spencer Curve, McDowell County, West Virginia

February 26, 2017 Spencer Curve, McDowell County, West Virginia : A gift to Long Point Missionary Baptist Church by P.A. Miller of Boissevain, Virginia in July, 1959. 58 years later, they are still used every Sunday. Thank you, P.A. Miller.

February 3, 2017 Jenkinjones, McDowell County, West Virginia

February 3, 2017 Jenkinjones, McDowell County, West Virginia : An Appalachian coal camp dairy set back in the mountain.

February 3, 2017 Jenkinjones, McDowell County, West Virginia

February 3, 2017 Jenkinjones, McDowell County, West Virginia : Atop the old wooden trestle.

February 3, 2017 Jenkinjones, McDowell County, West Virginia

February 3, 2017 Jenkinjones, McDowell County, West Virginia : The old wooden trestle still stands in what used to be one of McDowell’s richest coal camps.

January 10, 2017 Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia

January 10, 2017 Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia : Icicle wall in Welch.

December 27, 2016 Pageton, McDowell County, West Virginia

December 27, 2016 Pageton, McDowell County, West Virginia : A breathtaking view of the sky. Photo take by my daughter.

December 23, 2016 Pageton, McDowell County, West Virginia

December 23, 2016 Pageton, McDowell County, West Virginia : Christmas in the county.

December 14, 2016 Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia

December 14, 2016 Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia : A plaque to Captain I.A. Welch and the World War I memorial that burned. That building was the first of its kind in the United States. The memorial was where courthouse employees now park.

December 13, 2016 Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia

December 13, 2016 Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia : The intersection of McDowell & Howard.

December 13, 2016 Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia

December 13, 2016 Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia : Raymond’s Restaurant…. former home of the Temple Theater and the Odd Fellows.

December 13, 2016 Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia

December 13, 2016 Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia : The Odd Fellows Temple in 1929., then the Temple Theater, and currently Raymond’s Restaurant.

December 13, 2016 Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia

December 13, 2016 Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia : The gothic style courthouse of McDowell County.

December 13, 2016 Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia

December 13, 2016 Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia : The Wyoming Street sign in downtown Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia.

December 13, 2016 Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia

December 13, 2016 Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia : A plaque on the annex of the McDowell County courthouse.

December 13, 2016 Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia

December 13, 2016 Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia : Hobart and Court street intersection signs.

December 13, 2016 Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia

December 13, 2016 Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia : Advertisement globes for meetings of the Masonic Lodge, Royal Arch Masons, the Knights Templar Blood-Red Passion Cross and Crown (Victory over death), and the Order of the Eastern Star.

December 13, 2016 Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia

December 13, 2016 Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia : A tree on the courthouse lawn.

December 13, 2016 Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia

December 13, 2016 Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia : The location of the murder of the legendary Sid Hatfield.

December 13, 2016 Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia

December 13, 2016 Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia : Brumfield and Watson Attorneys at Law with tree reflection in window.

December 13, 2016 Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia

December 13, 2016 Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia : The Flat Iron Drug Store. 112 years old.

December 13, 2016 Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia

December 13, 2016 Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia : Vintage Coca-Cola sign on the Flat Iron Drug Store.

December 12, 2016 Pageton, McDowell County, West Virginia

December 12, 2016 Pageton, McDowell County, West Virginia : 🌕A Reflection of the Sun ☀️. “And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.” Revelation 21:23 KJV.

December 10, 2016 Pageton, McDowell County, West Virginia

December 10, 2016 Pageton, McDowell County, West Virginia : Appalachian 3/4 Moon.

December 10, 2016 Pageton, McDowell County, West Virginia

December 10, 2016 Pageton, McDowell County, West Virginia : The old oak at twilight.

December 4, 2016 Pageton, McDowell County, West Virginia

December 4, 2016 Pageton, McDowell County, West Virginia : Coaldust Drive.

November 30, 2016 Pageton, McDowell County, West Virginia

November 30, 2016 Pageton, McDowell County, West Virginia : An Appalachian fall morning.

November 28, 2016 Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia

November 28, 2016 Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia : Carved Coal Miner. “Presented to Martha Moore, Mayor, City of Welch by Empire Builders, Inc. March 28, 2005.”

November 14, 2016 Kimball, McDowell County, West Virginia

November 14, 2016 Kimball, McDowell County, West Virginia : Rock of the Town of Northfork at the McDowell County Commemorative Cairn. Mayor Nick Mason, Home of the Northfork Blue Demons Basketball 🏀 Team. 8 time consecutive State Champs 🏀.

November 14, 2016 Kimball, McDowell County, West Virginia

November 14, 2016 Kimball, McDowell County, West Virginia : McDowell County, Est. 1858, Commemorative Cairn.

November 11, 2016 Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia

November 11, 2016 Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia : 98th Veteran’s Day Parade. Respect. American Pride. Thank you.

November 11, 2016 Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia

November 11, 2016 Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia : McDowell County Veterans participating in the nation’s oldest Veteran’s Day Parade (98th) in Welch, McDowell County, WV. Thank you for your service to ALL our veterans.

November 9, 2016 Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia

November 9, 2016 Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia : The First National Bank building as seen from the Flat Iron Drug Store.

November 8, 2016 Pageton, McDowell County, West Virginia

November 8, 2016 Pageton, McDowell County, West Virginia : Election Day. The old canteen. Make America Great Again.

November 7, 2016 Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia

November 7, 2016 Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia : 🏈 Foot Ball Schedule 1928 Welch Hi School. S.C. Grose, Principal, E.S. Eddy, Coach, C.T. Jackson, Asst. Coach.

November 5, 2016 Pipestem, Summers County, West Virginia

November 5, 2016 Pipestem, Summers County, West Virginia : Jordan’s Chapel, True Road, Pipestem, Summers County, WV.

November 2, 2016 Anawalt, McDowell County, West Virginia

November 2, 2016 Anawalt, McDowell County, West Virginia : Little country roads hold the most memories. The Old Road.

October 29, 2016 Abingdon, Washington County, Virginia

October 29, 2016 Abingdon, Washington County, Virginia : Woodmen of the World Memorial. A. R. Blackwell May 12, 1854 – April 29, 1917 Nancy Blackwell August 9, 1859 – December 29, 1906. Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God.

October 29, 2016 Lebanon, Russell County, Virginia

October 29, 2016 Lebanon, Russell County, Virginia : The Russell Theater 🎭. Lebanon, Russell County, VA.

October 27, 2016 Gary, McDowell County, West Virginia

October 27, 2016 Gary, McDowell County, West Virginia : Gary Coaldigger Museum formerly the Gary Bank.

October 27, 2016 Gary, McDowell County, West Virginia

October 27, 2016 Gary, McDowell County, West Virginia : Lonesome tracks. Gary, McDowell County, WV.

October 25, 2016 Anawalt, McDowell County, West Virginia

October 25, 2016 Anawalt, McDowell County, West Virginia : Anawalt Lake fall foliage reflection.

October 25, 2016 Anawalt, McDowell County, West Virginia

October 25, 2016 Anawalt, McDowell County, West Virginia : Anawalt Wildlife Management Area in the fall of 2016.

October 25, 2016 Pageton, McDowell County, West Virginia

October 25, 2016 Pageton, McDowell County, West Virginia : A beautiful fall morning.

October 20, 2016 Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia

October 20, 2016 Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia : The French Gratitude Train in Welch, McDowell County, WV. Please read about it here: http://mercitrain.org/WestVirginia/.

October 20, 2016 Wilcoe, McDowell County, West Virginia

October 20, 2016 Wilcoe, McDowell County, West Virginia : Old football sign featuring the Mount View High School Golden Knights, Marshall University Thundering Herd, West Virginia University Mountaineers, and Gary High School Coaldiggers.

October 20, 2016 Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia

October 20, 2016 Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia : McDowell County War Memorial. Dedicated to all who have served. Monument dedicated by the Welch American Legion. Thank you, brave ones, for your service for my freedom.

October 20, 2016 Wilcoe, McDowell County, West Virginia

October 20, 2016 Wilcoe, McDowell County, West Virginia : Old football sign featuring the Mount View Golden Knights, Iaeger Cubs, Elkhorn Elks, Northfork Blue Demons, Welch Maroon Waves, Gary District Bulldogs, Big Creek Owls, Excelsior Lions, Kimball Terrors, & Gary Coaldiggers. Colleges featured are Marshall Thundering Herd, WVU Mountaineers, VT Hokies, & ND Fighting Irish.

October 20, 2016 Pageton, McDowell County, West Virginia

October 20, 2016 Pageton, McDowell County, West Virginia : A beautiful autumn morning.

October 17, 2016 Northfork, McDowell County, West Virginia

October 17, 2016 Northfork, McDowell County, West Virginia : Clark City Hall 1915. Clark is now Northfork, WV.

October 17, 2016 Northfork, McDowell County, West Virginia

October 17, 2016 Northfork, McDowell County, West Virginia : Black Diamond Pharmacy and Nick’s Famous Liver Sandwiches in Northfork, formerly known as Clark.

October 17, 2016 Pageton, McDowell County, West Virginia

October 17, 2016 Pageton, McDowell County, West Virginia : Watching the ducks upstream.

October 17, 2016 Pageton, McDowell County, West Virginia

October 17, 2016 Pageton, McDowell County, West Virginia : Fog on an autumn mountain.

October 2, 2016 Bluefield, Mercer County, West Virginia

October 2, 2016 Bluefield, Mercer County, West Virginia : Locomotive 261 mural.

October 2, 2016 Bluefield, Mercer County, West Virginia

October 2, 2016 Bluefield, Mercer County, West Virginia : “A Moment In Time”. A statue on a Downtown Bluefield park bench.

October 2, 2016 Bluefield, Mercer County, West Virginia

October 2, 2016 Bluefield, Mercer County, West Virginia : A mural depicting early coal mining days. Our region is rich in coal.

October 2, 2016 Bluefield, Mercer County, West Virginia

October 2, 2016 Bluefield, Mercer County, West Virginia : Downtown Bluefield, WV.

October 2, 2016 Bluefield, Mercer County, West Virginia

October 2, 2016 Bluefield, Mercer County, West Virginia : “Beginning of an Era Gone By” by Larry Akers. Downtown Bluefield street scene.

October 2, 2016 Bluefield, Mercer County, West Virginia

October 2, 2016 Bluefield, Mercer County, West Virginia : “AB00 2616 MEMBERS ONLY Guests not admitted in Club Room”. An entrance to the Elks Lodge in Bluefield, Mercer County, WV.

October 2, 2016 Bluefield, Mercer County, West Virginia

October 2, 2016 Bluefield, Mercer County, West Virginia : Number 611 Locomotive mural.

October 2, 2016 Bluefield, Mercer County, West Virginia

October 2, 2016 Bluefield, Mercer County, West Virginia : “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:”. Ecclesiastes 3:1 KJV.

September 27, 2016 Leckie, McDowell County, West Virginia

September 27, 2016 Leckie, McDowell County, West Virginia : Lee Davis Store.

September 27, 2016 Anawalt, McDowell County, West Virginia

September 27, 2016 Anawalt, McDowell County, West Virginia : An old sign on an old building.

September 27, 2016 O'Toole, McDowell County, West Virginia

September 27, 2016 O'Toole, McDowell County, West Virginia : Coal camp patriotism.

September 27, 2016 Jenkinjones, McDowell County, West Virginia

September 27, 2016 Jenkinjones, McDowell County, West Virginia : Stairs that led to the Jenkinjones School.

September 27, 2016 Jenkinjones, McDowell County, West Virginia

September 27, 2016 Jenkinjones, McDowell County, West Virginia : Della Walker’s Store.

September 27, 2016 Anawalt, McDowell County, West Virginia

September 27, 2016 Anawalt, McDowell County, West Virginia : 1914 above the side door on a historic building.

September 27, 2016 Anawalt, McDowell County, West Virginia

September 27, 2016 Anawalt, McDowell County, West Virginia : A former Anawalt service station.

September 24, 2016 Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia

September 24, 2016 Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia : Mercer Street sign in downtown Welch.

September 24, 2016 Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia

September 24, 2016 Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia : Autumn Fest fireworks. McDowell County courthouse.

September 24, 2016 Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia

September 24, 2016 Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia : McDowell County Courthouse. Autumn Fest celebration fireworks.

September 22, 2016 Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia

September 22, 2016 Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia : Tyson Towers formerly the Carter Hotel.

September 22, 2016 Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia

September 22, 2016 Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia : Bobo’s Barber Shop.

September 20, 2016 Anawalt, McDowell County, West Virginia

September 20, 2016 Anawalt, McDowell County, West Virginia : That star spangled banner yet waves. O’er the land of the free, and the home of the brave.

September 17, 2016 Horsepen, Tazewell County, Virginia

September 17, 2016 Horsepen, Tazewell County, Virginia : Horsepen, Virginia, Post Office.

September 17, 2016 Blackwolf, McDowell County, West Virginia

September 17, 2016 Blackwolf, McDowell County, West Virginia : Henry, George, & Matthias Harman fought a battle with 7 Black Wolf Indians of the Shawnee Tribe on November 12, 1788.

March 26, 2016 Coalwood, McDowell County, West Virginia

March 26, 2016 Coalwood, McDowell County, West Virginia : Coalwood High Scool, Home of the Tigers.

March 26, 2016 Coalwood, McDowell County, West Virginia

March 26, 2016 Coalwood, McDowell County, West Virginia : Coalwood Machine Shop.

March 26, 2016 War, McDowell County, West Virginia

March 26, 2016 War, McDowell County, West Virginia : The Big Creek Owls.

March 26, 2016 Berwind, McDowell County, West Virginia

March 26, 2016 Berwind, McDowell County, West Virginia : Berwind Lake.

March 26, 2016 Berwind, McDowell County, West Virginia

March 26, 2016 Berwind, McDowell County, West Virginia : The arched bridge over Berwind Lake.

January 15, 2016 Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia

January 15, 2016 Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia : A foggy winter evening.

January 5, 2016 Thorpe, McDowell County, West Virginia

January 5, 2016 Thorpe, McDowell County, West Virginia : Thorpe Cemetery. Pauline Cape. October 23, 1884 – December 22, 1951. In Loving Memory.

December 22, 2015 Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia

December 22, 2015 Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia : An old mural, in downtown Welch, advertising the Welch Bakery.

December 11, 2015 Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia

December 11, 2015 Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia : The nation’s oldest parking building decorated for Welch’s 2nd annual Christmas parade.

November 23, 2015 Pinnacle Rock State Park, Bramwell, Mercer County, West Virginia

November 23, 2015 Pinnacle Rock State Park, Bramwell, Mercer County, West Virginia : The Glow of the Trees.

May 2, 2015 Pocahontas, Tazewell County, Virginia

May 2, 2015 Pocahontas, Tazewell County, Virginia : A monument to the nation’s first exhibition coal mine.

May 2, 2015 Pocahontas, Tazewell County, Virginia

May 2, 2015 Pocahontas, Tazewell County, Virginia : ocahontas Exhibition Coal Mine.

May 2, 2015 Pocahontas, Tazewell County, Virginia

May 2, 2015 Pocahontas, Tazewell County, Virginia : Large advertisement for “Original Pocahontas Coal” for the Bishop Mine.

April 18, 2015 Mullens, Wyoming County, West Virginia

April 18, 2015 Mullens, Wyoming County, West Virginia : Small coal miner statue in the coal miner memorial park.

April 18, 2015 Mullens, Wyoming County, West Virginia

April 18, 2015 Mullens, Wyoming County, West Virginia : A mural of Mullens first fire truck.

April 18, 2015 Mullens, Wyoming County, West Virginia

April 18, 2015 Mullens, Wyoming County, West Virginia : Vintage sign for Peerless Laundry.

April 18, 2015 Mullens, Wyoming County, West Virginia

April 18, 2015 Mullens, Wyoming County, West Virginia : The bank of Mullens.

April 18, 2015 Mullens, Wyoming County, West Virginia

April 18, 2015 Mullens, Wyoming County, West Virginia : City view of Mullens.

April 18, 2015 Mullens, Wyoming County, West Virginia

April 18, 2015 Mullens, Wyoming County, West Virginia : The Virginian train mural.

April 18, 2015 Mullens, Wyoming County, West Virginia

April 18, 2015 Mullens, Wyoming County, West Virginia : All wars Remembrance Wall.

April 18, 2015 Mullens, Wyoming County, West Virginia

April 18, 2015 Mullens, Wyoming County, West Virginia : All branches of military honored at the Mullens Area War Memorial.

April 18, 2015 Mullens, Wyoming County, West Virginia

April 18, 2015 Mullens, Wyoming County, West Virginia : “Homecoming 1918” Mural.

April 18, 2015 Mullens, Wyoming County, West Virginia

April 18, 2015 Mullens, Wyoming County, West Virginia : Keystone Gasoline mural.

April 18, 2015 Mullens, Wyoming County, West Virginia

April 18, 2015 Mullens, Wyoming County, West Virginia : Hotel Wyoming.

April 18, 2015 Mullens, Wyoming County, West Virginia

April 18, 2015 Mullens, Wyoming County, West Virginia : Vintage sign for the Hotel Wyoming.

April 15, 2015 Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia

April 15, 2015 Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia : High water at Martha Moore Riverfront Park.

March 15, 2015 Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia

March 15, 2015 Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia : Appalachian coal train going over the trestle in Welch.

March 4, 2015 Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia

March 4, 2015 Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia : Flooding in Appalachia.

December 23, 2014 Wyoming, Wyoming County, West Virginia

December 23, 2014 Wyoming, Wyoming County, West Virginia : Fog off the Guyandotte River.

November 27, 2013 Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia

November 27, 2013 Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia : Remembering the Jewish communities that was once in McDowell County, WV. This marble plaque was outside Temple Emanuel that was in Welch.

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Appalachia.  A region misunderstood by all foreigners outside her borders.  Frequently mispronounced as App-uh-lay-sha, App-uh-latch-a is a mountain range that covers 13 states.  West Virginia is the only state completely inside Appalachia.

Appalachians are immensely talented.

We are artists.  We can paint, draw or photograph a beautiful picture.  We are world class when it comes to glass art.  We can design coal miner statues out of coal.  We ARE artists.

We are musicians.  We can pick a guitar, a bass, a mandolin, a banjo or a fiddle.  We can rock a piano or play a pair of spoons..  We are familiar with woodwinds, brass, and percussion.  We can write and sing songs that will make your laugh or tear at your heart strings.  We ARE musicians.

We are writers.  We can spin a yarn that will keep you intrigued for hours.  Our stories are real, experience, hopes, wishes, dreams, memories.  We ARE writers.

We are doctors.  We can heal the members of the community or we know all there is to know about biology, plants, chemistry, and other specialties.  We ARE doctors.

We are lawyers.  We can defend members of the community or prosecute crimes for our counties.  We are knowledgeable in the art of malpractice, class actions, drug crimes, robberies, and murder.  We ARE lawyers.

We are members of NASA.  We are meteorologists, engineers, mathematicians, rocket scientists.  We are professionals in the exploration of this unknown territory of space.  We ARE NASA.

We are coal miners.  We crawl in deep dark holes to mine coal to provide electricity and steel.  We can mine coal while surviving the revenge of the mountain with a hole in her side.  We can mine coal by reconstructing the mountain tops for retail and resettlements out of flood zones.  We ARE coal miners.

We are veterans and patriots.  We love our flag and our country.   We are ARMY, Marines, Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force, and National Guard.  We are loyal.  We are brave.  We have the longest running Veteran’s Day Parade in the United States.  We stand for the flag and the anthem.  We ARE veterans and patriots.

We are mountaineers.  We are hunters, fishermen, herbalists, and pathfinders.  We know our mountains, waters, plants and secret ways.  We ARE mountaineers.

We are all these and more.  We are more than one of these at once.

We are different.  Yet, that doesn’t make us less.

We ARE Appalachia (App-uh-latch-a).

This is ONE journal from only ONE artist, ONE writer, ONE musician, ONE patriot, ONE mountaineer, ONE Appalachian — all in ONE.

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