Across The Yew Pines DVD

The Acknowledgements

Posted by on Nov 20, 2013 in Intro | 2 comments

From Gail Hatton: Acknowledgements are made to the Hammonses as the source and inspiration for this project, which was made possible by their willing hospitality and warm welcome to those interested. Our greatest debt of gratitude is due to the Hammonses themselves. As we followed the Hammons timeline, we saw that they were in Kentucky in the 1700s. My own ancestors were also in Kentucky in the 1700s. My paternal grandparents (Adams) were some of the first settlers in that part of Kentucky. At that time, their lifestyle was similar to the one...

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Introduction

Posted by on Nov 18, 2013 in DVD Supplemental Material, Intro | 4 comments

A visit with the Hammons ACROSS THE YEW PINES These shared memories have been put together with the purpose of creating an opportunity for a person who is so inclined, to spend some time in the company of the Hammons Family. It seeks to present them in their own words, telling their own story, directly to the listener, as would be the case if it were still possible to knock on their front door and be invited in. Through the still photographs, the moving films, the live recordings of the fiddle, banjo, and songs, and the live recordings of...

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DVD Cover Notes

Posted by on Nov 18, 2013 in DVD Supplemental Material, Intro | 0 comments

ACROSS THE YEW PINES… DVD COVER NOTES …is an opportunity to spend some time in the company of the Hammons family, who were born and raised on the Williams River in East Central West Virginia. Their great- great-grandfather was born in the latter half of the 18th Century in the ‘Indian Nation,’ and the family moved north from there, through virgin forest, to Webster Co and Nicholas Co, eventually settling in an isolated location on the Williams River, where the surviving members were born around the turn of the 20th Century. This...

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