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Appalachia I Am From

Falling off the Mountain

Logging Train – Photo Credit: NPS Archives “We hadn’t been there long when a log train, going past with a loader full of logs, fell over directly in front of our house. It barely missed the house and fell over the side of the mountain. The whole thing was over before I realized what had happened. I heard the metallic, squeaky noise of the train, the thunderous boom of the logs hitting the ground, and then silence as they fell into the hollow.…

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