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High in the hills of Randolph county is the isolated community of Helvetia, West Virginia. Settled shortly after the Civil War by a group of Swiss immigrants, many of the towns residents are descended from those original settlers and have maintained many of the Swiss customs and traditions. Woman in Helvetia, West Virginia (ca. 1890’s)
Appalachian ginseng with seed: grows in isolated conditions on rich, well-drained soils under an American deciduous hardwood forest. This particular patch was located along a small creek in western North Carolina.
Ancarrow’s is a popular fishing area, especially in the spring. There is a wooded trail that connects the park to Floodwall Walk, which is part of the Richmond Slave Trail. Great Shiplock Park, Chapel Island and the Intermediate Terminal are in view across the river. The views of the flat river here are more industrial, but there are some decent views of the Richmond skyline and Libby Hill.
humansofcentralappalachia: “The mountain dulcimer has a long history here in Knott County, dating back to 1871. A man named Uncle Ed Thomas, as far as we know, made his first (lap) dulcimer then. A lot of people copied his pattern, one them being a man known as Jethro Amburgey, who had a distant cousin named Jean Ritchie. Jean, in the late 1940s, went off to New York City and introduced the mountain dulcimer to the world.” Mike Slone… “There’s no “a” in there. We couldn’t afford the “a.”…
It was said that the early Scots-Irish settlers in America had a "restlessness" about them and would pick up and move several times before finally settling in one area: Later, "The descendants of these restless Scotch-Irish people crossed the Appalachians and led the way, not only into the frontier regions beyond the mountains, but thence eventually across the Mississippi even to the Pacific coast." ("The Scotch Irish, A Social History" - James G. Leyburn) pic - David Wright, Artist