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Sep 18 2008

Green Rolling Hills of West Virginia

At last — in case anyone cares — here is documentation of my trip to West Virginia: eight days of hiking hiking hiking condensed into a six-minute slideshow featuring an appropriately bluegrassy soundtrack. All the photos were taken on Dad’s farm, except when I accidentally wandered off by following the wrong ridge. On my connection […]

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Sep 17 2008

Steel Drivin’ Man: The Legend of John Henry

Before I upload my pictures from my recent visit to West Virginia, I’ll tell you about one day in particular: our field trip to Talcott: “The home of the John Henry Legend.” I’d spent a lot of time tromping around there while producing Steel Drivin’ Man. You can read more about the documentary or visit […]

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Sep 24 2005

Steel Drivin’ Man

Published by under Folklore,Very First Web Sites

In 1993 I wrote a National Endowment for the Arts grant to produce a half-hour documentary about the John Henry legend and the small West Virginia town where it took root. Dad was the one who told me about Talcott, reputed to be the site of the legendary race with the steel drill. He and […]

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