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To the Jumping-off Place

Carol Boggess

in James Still: A Life

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813174181
eISBN:
9780813174815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813174181.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter recounts how in 1932, Still found Hindman, Kentucky, through his friend Don West. He worked at the Settlement School there in the summer, organizing baseball teams and supervising a ... More


Hindman Becomes a Haven

Carol Boggess

in James Still: A Life

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813174181
eISBN:
9780813174815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813174181.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Hindman offered Still a place to stay, food to eat, and work to do; plus he liked it more than any place he had ever lived. This chapter provides an overview of Hindman Settlement School in the 1930s ... More


December 1908: Kentucky

Elizabeth McCutchen Williams

in Appalachian Travels: The Diary of Olive Dame Campbell

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813136448
eISBN:
9780813141404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136448.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Riding in creek beds, in bitter cold weather, often walking to keep warm, the Campbells spent the month of December traveling in Kentucky, collecting information and discussing the educational and ... More


Making a Pilgrimage: Mountaintop Removal, Water, and Wildflowers

Mallory McDuff

in Natural Saints: How People of Faith are Working to Save God's Earth

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195379570
eISBN:
9780199869084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379570.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Religious traditions are rich with stories of pilgrimage, a journey for spiritual enrichment that involves travel to a place of meaning. This chapter reveals how people of faith made a pilgrimage to ... More


James Still: A Life

Carol Boggess

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813174181
eISBN:
9780813174815
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813174181.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

James Still was a twentieth century American writer of poetry, stories, children’s literature, and folklore. His most enduring work was the 1940 novel River of Earth. This literary biography tells ... More


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