After traveling to Brush Mountain near the Cumberland Gap in 1903–04, the Hensley and Gibbons families settled on 500 acres of land. Creating their own community and becoming self-sufficient, they were true pioneers of their time. The settlement continued until 1951, when Sherman Hensley left.
This book gives the reader an intriguing look into this isolated Appalachian settlement that never had electricity, paved roads or other modern conveniences. The author provides details on the life and work of the inhabitants, offering glimpses into the challenges they faced, including food storage and preparation, building homes and furniture, and getting an education.
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