Pat Jarrett. November 1, 2015. Olin Bare is a Confederate Civil War reenactor and a member of the so-called Stonewall Jackson Birthday Club. Members of this vanishing club were born in Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson's house in Lexington, Virginia when it was the city hospital. Bare said Jackson has been a hero of his since he was a boy. Here, Bare is photographed on his horse Elite, a Civil-War era breed, at his Lexington home.
Sandy Berry. November 8, 2015. Vesuvius, Rockbridge County, Virginia.
Sandy Berry. October 13, 2015. Vesuvius, Rockbridge County, Virginia.
Pat Jarrett. December 19, 2014. Robert Blevins sells fresh-cut Christmas Trees from Mountain High Tree Farm trees on Whitetop Mountain in Grayson County, Virginia. Blevins said the market for Christmas trees is flooded, “There’s so many on the market now it’s getting harder and harder to make a dollar.”
Pat Jarrett. December 19, 2014. Robert Blevins sells fresh-cut Christmas Trees from Mountain High Tree Farm trees on Whitetop Mountain in Grayson County, Virginia.
Chelyen Davis. October 18, 2014. My grandfather, Floyd Childress, at his 96th birthday party near Haysi, Dickenson County, Virginia.
Michaela Miller. July 8, 2014. Cumberland Gap, Lee County, Virginia.
Pat Jarrett/The Virginia Folklife Program. July 19, 2014. Henry Dotson of Cleveland, Virginia, had teeth pulled. He said he’s never seen a dentist and attends the RAM clinic at Wise on a regular basis for various ailments. He doesn’t have a doctor or insurance. “I don’t need a doctor, I just need to get rid of this tooth.” Wise, Wise County, Virginia.
Pat Jarrett/The Virginia Folklife Program. July 19, 2014. Stan Brock, founder of Remote Area Medical, founded the free clinic cased on military field hospitals set up in third-world countries. Thousands sought free medical, vision and dental care at the Wise County Fairgrounds during the Remote Area Medical (RAM) Clinic. 2014 was the fifteenth year for the event. Wise, Wise County, Virginia.
Chelyen Davis. June 21, 2014. Highland County Old Time Fiddlers Convention. Monterey, Highland County, Virginia.
Pat Jarrett. July 6, 2014. A four year-old phone book sits on the shelf of a telephone booth in Headwaters, Highland County, Virginia.
Lauren Pond. May 27, 2014. A winding road leads to the doorway of the Mountaintop Church of Jesus Our Lord, Savior, and Christ in Richlands, Tazewell County, Virginia.
Chris Jackson. June 14, 2014. Justin Crawford and his fiancee Cara Barskey walk along the edge of the 60-foot Falling Springs Waterfall. Crawford does this routinely, saying that the water is slow and the rocks in the creek are not slick. Covington, Alleghany County, Virginia.
Joseph Oliver Shay. April 4, 2014. Family examining bass, Buena Vista, Virginia
Joseph Oliver Shay. April 4, 2014. Sporting goods store, Glasgow, Rockbridge County, Virginia.
Katie Currid. March 8, 2014. Rachel Hartzler, 7, takes a minute in between sessions of playing tag behind the Sugar Tree Country Store during the Highland Maple Festival in McDowell, Highland County, Virginia. The families of the children were at the country store to sell maple ice cream and maple chicken as a part of the festival. Hartzler and her sister, who are Mennonite, say they have never cut their hair.
Pat Jarrett. January 18, 2014. Members of the Virginia Flaggers, the group in Richmond who erected a Confederate Flag on private land near Interstate 95, attended Lee-Jackson day to protest Lexington's rules about not displaying the Confederate flag on public property. Hundreds lined the streets of Lexington, Virginia for a parade and a ceremony at Lee Chapel in honor of Gens. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson and Robert E. Lee.
Counties: Alleghany, Bath, Bland, Botetourt, Buchanan, Carroll, Craig, Dickenson, Floyd, Giles, Grayson, Henry, Highland, Lee, Montgomery, Patrick, Pulaski, Rockbridge, Russell, Scott, Smyth, Tazewell, Washington, Wise, and Wythe.
The following independent cities in Virginia are also within the Appalachian Region: Bristol, Buena Vista, Covington, Galax, Lexington, Martinsville, Norton, and Radford.
Contributors: Sandy Berry, Katie Currid, Cameron Davidson, Cheylen Davis, Maury Gortemiller, Tom Hansell, Chris Jackson, Pat Jarrett, Jeremy M. Lange, Michaela Miller, Lauren Pond, Laura Saunders, Joseph Oliver Shay.