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Lewis County Lewis KY

Architecture

Art and Craft Supplies

Artists

Arts Instruction

Arts Organizations

Display and Selling Venues

General Resources

Historical Music Recordings

Oral Histories

Public Art

Slide Show

Special Events

Special Projects

 

Lewis County StatisticsKentucky PostSecondary Education Profile (CPE) .PDF file
Fedstats

Architecture back to top

Cabin Creek Covered Bridge Photos
4.5 mi. NW of Tollesboro on KY 984
Tollesboro, KY
Architecture: NA

Ohio River Lock and Dam No. 31 Grounds and Buildings Photos
Rt. 1, Box 18
Kirkville, KY
Architecture: Bungalow/Craftsman

Stone Cellar on Cabin Creek Photos
Cabin Creek Rd.
Tollesboro, KY
Architecture: 19th C Rural Vernacular

Union Monument in Vanceburg Photos
Courthouse Lawn. 0.3 mi. E of jct. of KY 8 and KY 10.
Vanceburg, KY
Architecture: NA

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Brenda S. Bear The Print Gals
260 Green Briar Hollow, Garrison, KY 41141
Cell: 740.534.3138 | Email: brenda@printgals.com
www.facebook.com/beargirldesign
www.etsy.com/shop/beargirldesign

Impact Custom Graphics Commercial signs and graphics, racing decals, banners,
digital printing, magnetics.
606-796-0443
Mobile: 606-541-0035
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 286
Vanceburg, KY 41179
Shipping Address:
HC 73 Box 1080
Vanceburg, KY 41179

Arts Instruction back to top

Lewis County District Webpage
Lewis County High School Karen Mason, Art Faculty
606-796-2823
Lewis County Middle School Karen Jordan, Art Faculty

Foster Meade Career and Technical Center Programs include Carpentry and Drafting
Skills USA-VICA club is also offered.

Lewis County Central Elementary Laura Stone, Art Faculty

Laurel Elementary School

Tollesboro Elementary School Suzanne Pick, Art/Vocational Faculty
Renee Wampler, Music Faculty
Garrison Elementary School Hazel Stanfield, Art Faculty

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Gift Shop at the Visitors Center George Morgan Thomas Home/Vanceburg Visitors Center
151 Third Street
Vanceburg, KY 41179.
Features hand-made items from Lewis County.

Head of Happy Hollow Farm 190 acre farm in Tollesboro, KY
Features hand-woven baskets, decorative items made from local vines/plants, quilts and textile arts, original bird houses and feeders, and accent furniture.

Impact Custom Graphics Commercial signs and graphics, racing decals, banners, digital printing, magnetics.
606-796-0443
Mobile: 606-541-0035
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 286
Vanceburg, KY 41179
Shipping Address:
HC 73 Box 1080
Vanceburg, KY 41179

Lewis County Farmers Market Local arts and crafts.

Lewis County Quilt Show and Sale Vanceburg, KY
Roseanne M. Wood, 606-796-2732
Cova Maddox, 606-796-6093
Leoma Rigdon, 606-796-6267

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Lewis County Chamber of CommerceP.O. Box 472
Vanceburg, KY 41179
606-796-0999
lcchamber@yahoo.com
Located in historic George Morgan Thomas Home
Vanceburg Visitors Center
151 Third Street
Vanceburg, KY 41179

Lewis County Beacon Online news and information

VisitVanceburg.com
The Lewis County Herald local newspaper
206 Main Street, Vanceburg, KY 41179
606-796-2331 or 800-572-2685
Fax: 606-796-3110
heraldadvertising@yahoo.com

Historical Music Recordings back to top

Birdie,” fiddle tune played by Joe Stamper, recorded by John Harrod on 04-01-78, John Harrod Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Blue Eagle,” fiddle tune played by Roger Cooper, recorded by John Harrod on 09-30-78, John Harrod Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Blue Goose,” fiddle tune played by Buddy Thomas, recorded by Barbara Kunkle in 1974, Barbara Kunkle Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives  

Briarpicker Brown,” fiddle tune played in key of D by Abe Keibler, recorded by John Harrod on 07-01-92, John Harrod Kentucky Fiddle Music Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives  

Buffalo Girls,” fiddle tune played by Buddy Thomas with Cecil Crank playing banjo and Watt Handschu playing guitar, recorded by Barbara Kunkle in 1973, Barbara Kunkle Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives  

Climbing Up the Golden Stairs,” fiddle tune played by Clarence Rigdon, recorded by John Harrod on 06-20-78, John Harrod Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Cumberland Gap,” fiddle tune played by Buddy Thomas with Cora Lee Crank playing guitar and Cecil Crank playing Banjo, recorded by Barbara Kunkle in 1973, Barbara Kunkle Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives  

 “Deer Walk,” fiddle tune played by Bob Prater, recorded by John Harrod on 09-30-78, John Harrod Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Deer Walk,” fiddle tune played by Gus Meade, recorded by John Harrod on 06-19-78, John Harrod Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Eighth of January,” fiddle tune played by Brooks Mineer, recorded by John Harrod on 09-30-78, John Harrod Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Eighth of January,” fiddle tune played by Joe Stamper, recorded by John Harrod on 04-01-78, John Harrod Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Feed My Horse Corn and Hay,” fiddle tune played by Buddy Thomas, recorded by Barbara Kunkle in summer of 1973, Barbara Kunkle Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives  
Flannery’s Dream,” fiddle tune played by Roger Cooper, recorded by John Harrod on 09-30-78, John Harrod Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Flop Eared Mule,” fiddle tune played by Joe Stamper, recorded by Barbara Kunkle, Barbara Kunkle Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives  

Forked Deer,” fiddle tune played by Roger Cooper, recorded by John Harrod on 09-30-78, John Harrod Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Fun’s All Over,” fiddle tune played by Buddy Thomas, recorded by Barbara Kunkle in 1974, Barbara Kunkle Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

General Lee,” fiddle tune played by Roger Cooper, recorded by John Harrod on 06-19-78, John Harrod Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives    

Grand Hornpipe,” fiddle tune played by Charlie Kinney, recorded by John Harrod on 09-30-78, John Harrod Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives    

Grey Eagle,” fiddle tune played by Brooks Mineer, recorded by John Harrod on 06-19-78, John Harrod Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives 

Hogs and Sheep Goin’ to the Pasture,” fiddle tune played by Buddy Thomas, recorded by Barbara Kunkle in 1973, Barbara Kunkle Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives 

Horse and Buggy,” fiddle tune by Charlie Kinney, recorded by John Harrod on 09-30-78, John Harrod Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives 

Jackson’s Hornpipe,” fiddle tune played by Joe Stamper, recorded by John Harrod on 04-01-78, John Harrod Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Johnny the Blacksmith,” fiddle tune played by Buddy Thomas, recorded by Barbara Kunkle in 1973, Barbara Kunkle Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives 

Laughing Boy,” fiddle tune played by Buddy Thomas, recorded by Barbara Kunkle in 1973, Barbara Kunkle Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives 

Liberty D,” fiddle tune played by Joe Stamper, recorded by John Harrod, John Harrod Collection SAA 89, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Little Birdie,” fiddle tune played by Joe Stamper, recorded by Barbara Kunkle, Barbara Kunkle Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives 

Love Somebody,” fiddle tune played by Joe Stamper, recorded by Barbara Kunkle, Barbara Kunkle Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives 

Martha Cambell,” fiddle tune played by Carr Cunningham, recorded by John Harrod on 12-05-80, John Harrod Collection SAA 89, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Old Black Joe,” fiddle tune played by Carr Cunningham, recorded by John Harrod on 12-05-80, John Harrod Collection SAA 89, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Old Blackberry Blossom,” fiddle tune played by Buddy Thomas, recorded by Bruce Greene on 08-03-84, Bruce Greene Collection SAA 90, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Old Coon Dog,” fiddle tune played by Carr Cunningham, recorded by John Harrod on 12-05-80, John Harrod Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Old Turkey Gobbler,” fiddle tune played by Joe Stamper, recorded by Barbara Kunkle on 08-30-78, Appalachian Center Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Ole Coon Dog,” fiddle tune by Buddy Thomas, recorded by Barbara Kunkle in 1973, Barbara Kunkle Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives 

Onion Tops and Turnip Greens,” fiddle tune played by Bob Prater, recorded by John Harrod on 06-19-78, John Harrod Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Pass the Jug Around the Hill,” fiddle tune played by Buddy Thomas, recorded by Barbara Kunkle in 1974, Barbara Kunkle Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives 

Polish My Shoes in the Middle of the Week,” fiddle tune by Buddy Thomas, recorded by Barbara Kunkle in 1973, Barbara Kunkle Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives 

Polish My Shoes in the Middle of the Week,” fiddle tune played by Buddy Thomas, recorded by Barbara Kunkle in 1974, Barbara Kunkle Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives 

Portsmouth Airs,” fiddle tune played by Joe Stamper, recorded by Barbara Kunkle, Appalachian Center Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Possum Up a Simmon Tree,” fiddle tune played by Buddy Thomas, recorded by Barbara Kunkle in 1974, Barbara Kunkle Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives 

Pretty Little Indian,” fiddle tune played by Joe Stamper, recorded by Barbara Kunkle, Barbara Kunkle Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Pride of Canada,” fiddle tune played by Joe Stamper, recorded by Barbara Kunkle, Barbara Kunkle Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Pumpkin Vine,” fiddle tune played by Joe Stamper, recorded by John Harrod on 04-01-78, John Harrod Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Queen City Hornpipe,” fiddle tune played by Roger Cooper, recorded by John Harrod on 09-30-78, John Harrod Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives  

Rabbit in the Pea Patch,” fiddle tune played by Joe Stamper, recorded by Barbara Kunkle, Barbara Kunkle Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Red Apple Rag,” fiddle tune played by Carr Cunningham, recorded by John Harrod on 12-05-80, John Harrod Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Rooshian Rabbit,” fiddle tune played by Clarence Rigdon, recorded by John Harrod on 06-20-78, John Harrod Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Shamrock,” fiddle tune played by Clarence Rigdon, recorded by John Harrod on 06-20-78, John Harrod Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Snakewinder,” fiddle tune played by Buddy Thomas, recorded by Bruce Greene on 08-03-74, Bruce Greene Collection SAA 90, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Stillhouse Branch,” fiddle tune played by Buddy Thomas, recorded by Barbara Kunkle in 1973, Barbara Kunkle Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Stonewall Jackson,” fiddle tune played by Buddy Thomas, recorded by Barbara Kunkle in 1974, Barbara Kunkle Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives     

Stonewall Jackson,” fiddle tune played by Buddy Thomas, recorded by Barbara Kunkle in 1973, Barbara Kunkle Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Stonewall Jackson,” fiddle tune played by Buddy Thomas, recorded by Barbara Kunkle in 1973, Barbara Kunkle Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives       

Sugar Tree Stomp,” fiddle tune played by Joe Stamper, recorded by Barbara Kunkle, Barbara Kunkle Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Sweet Bunch of Daisies,” fiddle tune played by Carr Cunningham, recorded by John Harrod on 12-05-80, John Harrod Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Sweet Sunny South,” fiddle tune played by Buddy Thomas, recorded by Barbara Kunkle in 1974, Barbara Kunkle Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives     

Turkey in the Pea Patch D,” fiddle tune played by Joe Stamper, recorded by John Harrod, John Harrod Collection SAA 89, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Unnamed 1,” fiddle tune played by Buddy Thomas, recorded by Barbara Kunkle in 1974, Barbara Kunkle Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives     

Unnamed 2,” fiddle tune played by Buddy Thomas, recorded by Barbara Kunkle in 1974, Barbara Kunkle Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives     

Unnamed 3,” fiddle tune played by Buddy Thomas, recorded by Barbara Kunkle in 1974, Barbara Kunkle Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives 

Wild Horse,” fiddle tune played by Buddy Thomas with Cora Lee Crank playing banjo, recorded by Barbara Kunkle in 1973, Barbara Kunkle Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives 

Wild Horse,” fiddle tune played by Buddy Thomas with Cora Lee Crank playing banjo, recorded by Barbara Kunkle in 1973, Barbara Kunkle Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives 

Yellow Barber,” fiddle tune played by Buddy Thomas, recorded by Bruce Greene on 08-03-74, Bruce Greene Collection SAA 90, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives 

Yellow Barber,” fiddle tune played by Buddy Thomas, recorded by Barbara Kunkle in 1974, Barbara Kunkle Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Oral Histories back to top

Oral History Link
Interview by Gus Meade and Barbara Edwards
Transcript Link
Transcribed by Jessica Ratliff, Morehead State University Regional Engagement Fellowship Student
Collection held at Kentucky Center for Traditional Music at
Morehead State University

Topics included are: Eastern Kentucky feuds (Stamper and Underwood), ghost stories, stories about numerous musicians (Joe Stamper, Maurice Allan, Perry Riley), Thomas genealogy and Richmond genealogy, tall tales (about animals), remedies, murders, fox hunting, moonshine, old tunes (Floppy Eared Mule, Cluck ol' Hen), banjo, fiddle, hornpipe, dulcimer, whistling, religion, education, northern factories, Renfro Valley, hoedowns, his own alcoholism.  He also discusses Lewis, Greenup, and Carter counties.

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Last Updated on March 12, 2015