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About Across The Blue Ridge Mountains

My novel was inspired by the research I did on the families that lived in the mountains that became Shenandoah National Park as well as living in the Appalachian mountains for over thirty five years. Also, the wonderful ballad sung by Mary Bird Macalister of Brown's Cove, who adopted it as her own, and contemporary musicians Rising Appalachia were also inspirations.

Across the Blue Mountains (Roud 25278) - Marybird McAllister
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