Steve Turner’s life

Photo by Don Dudenbostel (c) 2010

Don Dudenbostel’s portrait of Steve Turner, who raises bear hounds and gamecocks in Cocke County, Tennessee. The photo is part of Dudenbostel and Tom Jester’s Vanishing Appalachia exhibit at the East Tennessee Historical Society. “The constant crowing of gamecocks and baying of hounds fill the air day and night, but it is a sound that reminds Turner he’s home — and living life on his Cocke County farm just the way he wants it,” Jester writes in the book that was produced for the exhibit.

Here’s an audio file that Tom made of Steve Turner talking about his life:

Steve Turner’s Life, wav audio file, 36.6mb

(All info on this page is reproduced with Jester and Dudenbostel’s permission.)