I was taken by these photos of Jesse Stuart's (1907-1984) home in W-Hallow, Greenup County, Kentucky, Southern Appalachia. The home, farm and land reminds me very much of this area of Southern Oregon where I live. Jesse Stuart was a novelist, poet and farmer. and writes about the hill people. His books include Taps for Private Tussie and book of poems Man with a Bull-Tongue Plow 1934.
|Photo of his wife, Naomi Deane and 14 month old daughter, Jessica Jane. Photo Loading straw into a haystack with his uncle Jesse Hilton.|
|Jesse Stuart writes in an unheated shack and is finishing here a long narrative poem he started 11 years ago.|