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"Well, a cow had a little calf and I was going to milk them. Had her in the barn. I went to put her in with the calf to let it eat and I was going to finish milking. But when I went to put her out, the calf got out and I went to put it back in and couldn’t get it back in so I turned around to fasten the gate of a thing to keep her out of the stall and when I turned around I guess she butted me, I don’t know. All I remember is turning around."  ---Waucella Coburn Gregory (b. 1920); Rocky Gap…

"Well, a cow had a little calf and I was going to milk them. Had her in the barn. I went to put her in with the calf to let it eat and I was going to finish milking. But when I went to put her out, the calf got out and I went to put it back in and couldn’t get it back in so I turned around to fasten the gate of a thing to keep her out of the stall and when I turned around I guess she butted me, I don’t know. All I remember is turning around." ---Waucella Coburn Gregory (b. 1920); Rocky Gap…

Logging. huge trees such as these were common in what became southeastern kentucky, southwestern virginia, and west viriginia. these trees had grown here for hundreds of years before the lumber barons of the late 1800s came and cut them all down.

capture lumberjacks working among the redwoods in Humboldt County, California, when tree logging was at its peak. Pictures from northwest California from the through the

Caption from LIFE. "A cow is a rare sight in Appalachia. The people are not country folk but an industrial population who happen to live in the country and have little feeling for the soil. Many keep chickens, but farming is seldom practiced."    Read more: http://life.time.com/history/life-in-appalachia-photos-from-a-valley-of-poverty-1964/#ixzz2JKqe0uL7

The TIME Vault: May 6, 1940

War on Poverty: Portraits From an Appalachian Battleground, 1964

Cow shoes were worn by moonshiners during Prohibition to hide their tracks from prohibition agents.

Here's a clever photo from the past! Prohibition bootleggers wanting to disguise the location of secret distilleries would wear these "cow shoes" to hide their tracks - instead of footprints they would leave cow hoofprints behind!

A shoe carved from wood, made to look like cow hooves and used by moonshiners during Prohibition to hide their tracks from customs officials.

A shoe carved from wood, made to look like cow hooves and used by moonshiners during Prohibition to hide their tracks from customs officials.// That cow takes mighty close steps, don't she?

I would get a dairy cow, name her Daisy, and milk her twice a day. Morning and night.

milking the cow. Never had to worry about Hormones or genetically altered corn that the cows might have been fed.

Aerial view of Pillow Rock Rapid, a Class V rapid on the upper Gauley River in Fayette County, West Virginia.

Aerial view of Pillow Rock Rapid, a Class V rapid on the upper Gauley River in Fayette County, West Virginia. --- holy cow, I rafted this!

such quaint old buildings ...

The Bolick Barn Rainy day puddles mark the path leading to the Bolick Family farm in Watauga County, North Carolina. The barn, which sits a stone throw away from the New River, still houses several horses

This reminds me of my grandmother in the kitchen on Sunday. Her one good dress and pair of shoes.

A remembrance of my Grandma cooking dinner . with the help of her woodburning cook stove

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