Tag Archives: Don Dudenbostel

Steve Turner’s life

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 … Continue reading

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Praying in Tongues

Don Dudenbostel shot this portrait of Rev. Jimmy Morrow, a serpent-handling preacher. The photo is part of Dudenbostel and  Tom Jester’s Vanishing Appalachia exhibit at the East Tennessee Historical Society. Tom and Don gave me permission to run a few … Continue reading

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Serpents on the Bible

Two copperheads lie on Rev. Jimmy Morrow’s Bible in this photo from Tom Jester and Don Dudenbostel’s Vanishing Appalachia exhibit  at the East Tennessee Historical Society. Tom and Don gave me permission to run a few photos and audio clips … Continue reading

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On moonshine and serpents …

I’m not sure what I expected, but it wasn’t this. The Rev. Jimmy Morrow was approachable. Kind. Sincere. A small group gathered around him at the opening of the Vanishing Appalachia exhibit today while Morrow talked about everything from local … Continue reading

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Meet a mule skinner

Tom Jester passed along this photo of Arthur Bullington, a mule skinner in Cocke County, Tennessee. I’m assuming the photo is by photographer Don Dudenbostel, whose work never fails to stop me in my tracks. This is yet another example … Continue reading

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