INSPIRATION MOUNTAIN 
(State Historical Marker# 777)

Signs of History

 

"Little Shepherd Trail, part of setting for:  LITTLE SHEPHERD OF KINGDOM
COME, HELL FOR SARTAIN, TRAIL OF THE LONESOME PINE, by John Fox, Jr., famous
for eleven novels of Ky. mountains and the bluegrass, written 1893 to 1919.
Born Paris, Ky., 1863.  Harvard, 1885.  Spanish-American War, 1898.  Moved
to Big Stone Gap, Va., 1886, had mining business.  Died in 1919.
"

Photograph courtesy of Brian and Pam McKnight. (March 2004)

Brian D. McKnight
Department of History and Philosophy
The University of Virginia's College at Wise
Book Review Editor, H-Appalachia
 

Editorial Comment:  Brian and Pam McKnight have made many contributions to The Signs of History project.   Through their contributions, visitors to this project learn much about the history of eastern Kentucky, western Virginia, and early America.

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