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Fork Creek Memories West Virginia Highlands Voice May, 2012

Fork Creek Memories West Virginia Highlands Voice May, 2012 My sainted grandma Barker told me of the rich Mr. Skinner riding his horse up and down Coal River buying mineral rights. Sometime back then someone got the bright idea to … Continue reading

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Chicken Polygyny–An Excerpt from The Soviet Union and Lincoln County USA

We tried raising chickens. A young rooster decided to challenge the old man. We watched them fight. The old one had more power and experience but the young one was quicker, he could jump over the old guy to get … Continue reading

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“A Hillbilly, A Woman, And A Poet”

The Highlands Voice March 2012  wvhighlands.org “A HILLBILLY, A WOMAN, AND A POET” By Hugh Rogers This was Irene Durrett McKinney: “I’m a hillbilly, a woman, and a poet, and I realized early on that nobody was going to listen … Continue reading

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Truman and Me

I wrote this for Elizabeth Gaucher’s blog  http://essediemblog.com where it first appeared. Truman and Me My uncle Truman and I killed millions of German soldiers during the Second World War. One morning before my grandfather Charlie Barker went over the mountain … Continue reading

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