Archive for July, 2005

Jul 24 2005

Looking for John Henry

Published by under Folklore,Very First Web Sites

In a remote West Virginia town there’s an abandoned railroad tunnel. People say it was here that the legendary John Henry raced the stream drill, won, and then died. This part of the country is a topography of hollows and steep ridges that, in the words of Appalachian singer Jean Ritchie, “unfold, one after the […]

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