Smith Mountain Lake is not the only place with some backwoods history. I grew up in West Virginia hearing tales of mountain folk such as the Hatfield’s and the McCoy’s and their ongoing feud. The Comstock Journals were practically required reading in my Grandma Patton’s book. She sure loved knowing our areas history and stories of the days gone by.
Our lore and culture is an important part of who we are today in many ways. Even what we have left behind can teach us valuable lessons and sometimes remind us not to forget the good that was passed down, even as we progress. Then of course it can also show us what we don’t want to be like. Any way you see it, you will enjoy the next in the series of winter lectures at Smith Mountain Lake State Park.
Feb 3 – Winter Lecture Series – Mountain Feuds and Southern Appalachian Culture– 3:00pm to 4:00pm – Come in from the chill to hear experts speak about various natural and historical topics. This winter lecture series is presented by the Friends of Smith Mountain Lake State Park. – Smith Mountain Lake State Park, 1235 State Park Road, Huddleston – $7.00 – 540-297-6066 – www.dcr.virginia.gov/state_parks/smi.shtml